Doctor Who: The Ripple Effect

As part of the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who, there are going to be eleven short novels from famous authors covering (as you might have guessed) all eleven Doctors.

Doctor Who: The Ripple Effect

The seventh book features the Seventh Doctor, along with Ace and the Daleks!

When the TARDIS lands on Skaro, the Seventh Doctor and Ace are shocked to discover the planet has become the universal centre of learning, populated by a race of peace-loving Daleks. Ever suspicious of his archenemies’ motives, the Doctor learns of a threat that could literally tear the universe apart…

It certainly sounds like an interesting story and I am looking forward to reading it.

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I was less impressed with the Sixth Doctor story and didn’t enjoy that short novel compared to others in the series. This one with the Seventh Doctor and Ace I have quite high expectations about.

The 7th Doctor

I always liked the Tom Baker era of the classic Doctor Who, but Sylvester McCoy I also felt was pretty good and some of my favourite Doctor Who stories are from that era, Remembrance of the Daleks, the Curse of Fenric and Silver Nemesis. All good scenarios for gaming too.

I do have a 7th Doctor miniature from the Harlequin Miniatures that will go nicely with the Ace miniature I have.

The Seventh Doctor was the seventh incarnation of the Time Lord known as the Doctor. Originally an eccentric, light-hearted buffoon, this incarnation’s jolly persona eventually darkened into that of a mysterious, cunning manipulator to properly combat the return of Fenric.


Ace is a 16-year-old who first appears in the 1987 serial Dragonfire, where she is working as a waitress in the frozen food retail complex of Iceworld on the planet Svartos. She had been a troubled teen on Earth, having been expelled from school for blowing up the art room as a “creative statement”. Gifted in chemistry (despite failing it for her A-levels), she was in her room experimenting with the extraction of nitroglycerin from gelignite when a time storm swept her up and transported her to Iceworld, and far in her future. There, she meets the Doctor and his companion Mel. When Mel leaves the Doctor at the conclusion of the serial, he offers to take Ace with him in the TARDIS, and she happily accepts

Back in the 1990s Harlequin Miniatures produced a licensed range of 28mm metal miniatures  and I bought some blisters. One of these was Ace.