The Dimension Riders (novel)

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The Dimension Riders is the twentieth novel in the Virgin New Adventures series. It was written by Daniel Blythe and featured the Seventh Doctor, Ace and Bernice.

Publisher's summary[[edit]]

"Someone here has been playing with time, Ace. Like playing with fire, only worse - you get burnt before you've lit the match."

Abandoning a holiday in Oxford, the Doctor travels to Space Station Q4, where something is seriously wrong. Ghostly soldiers from the future watch from the shadows among the dead. Soon, the Doctor is trapped in the past, Ace is fighting for her life, and Bernice is uncovering deceit among the college cloisters.

What is the connection with a beautiful assassin in a black sports car? How can the Doctor's time machine be in Oxford when it is on board the space station? And what secrets are held by the library of the invaded TARDIS?

The Doctor quickly discovers he is facing another time-shattering enigma: a creature which he thought he had destroyed, and which it seems he is powerless to stop.

Chapter titles[[edit]]

Prologue - Input

  1. Time Ghosts
  2. Perception and Inception
  3. Atmosphere Normal
  4. Vertices and Vortices
  5. Temporal Distraction
  6. Communication Breakdown
  7. On the Bridge
  8. Conversations with the Dead
  9. Far Out and Gone
  10. Force Majeure
  11. The Riders
  12. Information Technology
  13. Incubus
  14. Cracks
  15. Echoes
  16. Into the Vortex
  17. Come as You Are
  18. Focus
  19. The Link
  20. Locations and Dislocation
  21. Control
  22. Ship of Time
  23. Architecture and Mortality
  24. Undiscovered Country
  25. Reflections

Epilogue - Output


to be added


Terran Survey Corp[[edit]]

Space Station Q4[[edit]]




  • Amanda is a cybernetic android built by the President.


The Doctor[[edit]]


Foods and beverages[[edit]]



  • The Doctor once thought about retiring to Florana.

Time Lords[[edit]]

Time travel[[edit]]



  • This is the second novel in the Alternate Universe arc.
  • A prelude to this novel was published in DWM 206.
  • Mortimus and Artemis make an appearance (behind the scenes) in the prologue and the epilogue.
  • Despite being released in the month of Doctor Who's 30th anniversary, nothing in the book commemorates the event.


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