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10/09/2004 04:24:00 pm - Reported by Shaun Lyon

October 9, 2004  •  Posted By Shaun Lyon
Outpost Gallifrey has received a copy of the 2005 BBC Books catalogue available to retailers and trade periodicals. While there is very little new information, it does feature basic blurbs for five books due out in 2005, including Chris Boucher'sMatch of the Day (January), Stephen Cole's To The Slaughter (February), Lance Parkin's The Gallifrey Chronicles (June), Island of Death by Barry Letts (July) and Future Nostalgia by Gary Russell (August). Click on the spoiler tag to read the story blurbs.
MATCH OF THE DAY, by Chris Boucher
It took a long time for the system of freelance duellists to be established - and even longer to develop the league of interplanetary superstars. But someone or something started interfering. When Leela is challenged to a duel, the Doctor suspects more than simple murder and mayhem...

TO THE SLAUGHTER, by Stephen Cole
The solar system is being spring-clenaed. Under the supervision of celebrity planetary make-over decoratiste, Aristotle Halcyon, the number of Jupiter's moons is being brought down to an aesthetically pleasing level. But as the Doctor and his companions discover, not everything is as innocent as it seems...

The Doctor's home planet of Gallifrey has been destroyed. The Time Lords are dead, their TARDISes annihilated. The man responsible has been tracked down and lured to Earth in the year 2005, where there will be no escape. The stage is set for the ultimate confrontation. The last in the series of original adventures of the Eighth Doctor.

ISLAND OF DEATH, by Barry Letts
Sarah Jane Smith and her friend Jamie investigate a strange New Age cult. Standard stuff for investigative journalists. Less usual is the demon-like creature the cultists worship. The Doctor and UNIT discover a plot involving government ministers, alien narcotics, and an official cover-up. But can they uncover the truth in time?

When the Doctor and Mel receive a message about the Lamprey, the Doctor is confused. He's never heard of such a thing. Mel has, which is odd, as the Lamprey is a demon from a distant planet, far, far in the future -- somewhere she's never heard of, let alone visited. Meanwhile, two strangers are watching every move the Doctor makes...