The Dalek Generation
by Nicholas Briggs

Publisher: BBC
ISBN: 1 849 90575 6


    Sunlight 349 is one of countless Dalek Foundation worlds, planets created to house billions suffering from economic hardship. The Doctor arrives at Sunlight 349, suspicious of any world where the Daleks are apparently a force for good - and determined to find out the truth. The Doctor knows they have a far more sinister plan - but how can he convince those who have lived under the benevolence of the Daleks for a generation?



    Pg 21 The Cradle of the Gods on Gethria, timezone unknown.

    Pg 34 Terrin Blakely's ship, 90 years earlier.

    Pg 111/126 The TARDIS is parked on a landing pad on Carthedia. It dematerialises and rematerialises on the same spot an instant later, turning 180 degrees around.

    Pg 142 An archaeological dig on Gethria.

    Pg 157 An underground chamber beneath the Cradle of the Gods.

    Pg 178 The TARDIS has materialised on Sunlight 349 offscreen.

    Pg 181 We also learn that the TARDIS has visited nine other Sunlight worlds offscreen.

    Pg 227 The Cradle of the Gods on Gethria, 90 years later.


    Pg 20 "In dire emergencies, his people had used these strange, telepathic cubes to send messages." The War Games, The Doctor's Wife.

    Pg 34 The sonic screwdriver makes an appearance (Fury From the Deep et al).

    Pg 38 "He had witnessed their birth in the fires of war" Genesis of the Daleks.

    Pg 130 "And when it came to children crying, his arsenal of rhetoric, ingenuity and witty reposts was utterly bare." This echoes The Beast Below, where the Doctor cannot resist a child crying.

    Pg 132 "It's all very... timey-wimey and complicated." Blink.

    Pg 182 "I mean, I've been to plenty of planets run by the Daleks and they're usually pretty dreary places, full of slave labour camps and zombified Robomen shouting orders and hitting people." Destiny of the Daleks, The Dalek Invasion of Earth.

    Pg 186 "Well, actually, I know what they're up to, they want to get their protruberances on the Cradle of the Gods." Echoes the line about "grubby little protruberances" from Remembrance of the Daleks.

    Pg 194 "Who's going to wear the Roboman disguise?" The Dalek Invasion of Earth.

    Pg 199 "'Ooh, I have my methods,' said the Doctor, waving a strange wallet, snapping it shut and popping it in his inside jacket pocket." The psychic paper (The End of the World et al).

    Pg 203 "Here he was again, though... Interfering. Making judgements about people's lives. Doing the very thing he had vowed never to do again." The Snowmen.

    Pg 216 "What are they? Robomen? Duplicates? Reanimated dead filled with Dalek nanogenes?" The Dalek Invasion of Earth. Resurrection of the Daleks, Asylum of the Daleks.

    Pg 231 "Her eyes remained fixed on him as a Dalek eyestalk burst through her bloodless skin" Asylum of the Daleks.

    Pg 233 "They gave you Dalek nanogenes, didn't they?" Asylum of the Daleks.

    Pg 237 "They will be turned into a billion Skaros" The Daleks et al.

    Pg 240 Another reference to Skaro.

    Pg 243 Final reference to Skaro.

    Pg 250 "The Doctor who kept meddling in the affairs of others, who lit the blue touch paper then ran for the hills." The Brain of Morbius.

    The Daleks.

    Ollus, Sabel, Jennibeth, Alyst and Terrin Blakely, Lillian Belle.


    PLUGGING THE HOLES [Fan-wank theorizing of how to fix continuity cock-ups]

    Pg 12 The Daleks.

    Pgs 137/140 The Klektids have seven legs, two mouths, a pyramid-shaped head and bone-like ears.

    Pg 7 Sunlight 349, timezone unknown.

    Pg 12 Gethria.

    Pg 63 Carthedia.

    Pg 82 A police skimmer.

    Pg 223 Sunlight 349, 90 years later.

    IN SUMMARY - Robert Smith?
    This is a fun little story of the Doctor befriending three children and a constant hovering Dalek menace. The setup works well, with the Daleks being incredibly nice all the time and the Doctor the lone madman in an otherwise perfectly nice world. The ending gets very strange, with the weird Dalek manipulation and the reset button being punched in the face. But the Doctor sounds like the eleventh, and the writing is quite lovely, so you could definitely do worse.