In a 19th century village, the residents are facing a horrible plague. But the dead areleaving their graves and the Doctor knows that what's responsible may be even worse than the plague...
Pg 13 The TARDIS is already in Klimtenburg when the story begins.
Pg 22 "Once he was gone, the Doctor took his metal wand from his pocket." The sonic screwdriver (Fury from the Deep et al).
Pg 99 "'It's worse than...' He paused, perhaps to think of the rainiest, wettest, stormiest place he'd ever been. 'The planet Karn.'" The Brain of Morbius.
Pg 105 "On Telos, the archaeologists referred to these structures as the tombs of the Cybermen." Tomb of the Cybermen, unsurprisingly.
Pg 106 "'These tombs you mentioned,' she said slowly. 'Did the Cybermen wake up?'" Tomb of the Cybermen.
Pg 161 "You belong to us. You shall be like us." Tomb of the Cybermen.
Pg 206 "I'm going to bung a rock at it." The Abominable Snowmen.
Pg 212 "He raised his hand, holding up three fingers. 'Like I said - two ticks.'" This is very similar to something the fourth Doctor does in Image of the Fendahl.
Pg 217 "Delete. Delete. Delete." Rise of the Cybermen.
OLD FRIENDS AND OLD ENEMIES
NEW FRIENDS AND NEW ENEMIES
Olga, Klaus, Caplan, Jedka, Lord and Lady Ernhardt, Gastow, Nicolai, Jedka's mother.
PLUGGING THE HOLES [Fan-wank theorizing of how to fix continuity cock-ups]
FEATURED ALIEN RACES
Pg 55 Cybermen.
Pg 118 Cyberwolves.
Pg 13 Klimtenburg, the 19th century. (We only know this from the back cover, not the text itself.)
IN SUMMARY - Robert Smith?
This is a nice little read. The idea of Cybermen as plague is carried out very well, with some interesting cyberdevelopments in the village, and the linking of the two as a theme is actually quite brilliant. Otherwise, it's exactly what you'd expect: an action-heavy runaround for kids that doesn't do any damage and won't stick in the memory for too long. Fun while it lasts though.