Strange experiments running in the Parapsychology department at the
University of East Wessex begin to affect the Doctor, Leela and eventually
the whole of existence.
A wood near the University of East Wessex.
The TARDIS also appears in a bunker under the university, but it does
so of its own accord.
Pg 35 "It's a cow" Not really a continuity reference, but there are a lot
of similarities to Boucher's own Image of the Fendahl, including this
Pgs 62-63 "You said the Tesh were originally the technicians of the
spaceship, and we Sevateem were the survey team." The Face of Evil.
Pg 235 "Better still, was she going to wake up back in her father's hut
to find that the Doctor was just one more monster sent through the barrier
by Xoanon's will?" The Face of Evil.
OLD FRIENDS AND OLD ENEMIES
NEW FRIENDS AND NEW ENEMIES
Chloe, Josh, Tommy, Ralph, Joan, Meg, students at the University of East
Barry Hitchins, John Finer, Bill Parnaby, academics at the University.
Simpson and Bartok, police officers.
(However, the Doctor and Leela don't remember any of them by the
- Back cover: the
idea of "grizzly murders" suggests that the bears must have done it and on
page 129 Gallifrey is misspelt as "Gallifray".
PLUGGING THE HOLES [Fan-wank theorizing of how to fix continuity cock-ups]
- The grizzlys from the planet Gallifray invaded Earth at this time, but only had a limited impact on the plot.
FEATURED ALIEN RACES
The University of East Wessex and surroundings, present day.
IN SUMMARY - Robert Smith?
There are a lot of things that drag Psi-ence Fiction down: it's a bit too
similar to Image of the Fendahl in places, some of the comedy patter
between the students is excruciating, the ending is a complete cheat and
given the ending we do get it's odd that everything is so small
scale... but none of this really matters, because it's still a fun read,
with really solid regulars and some of Boucher's trademark political
wrangling that works astonishing well, even though it seems to come out of
nowhere. I liked this a lot, almost in spite of itself.