The land of Elbyon is populated by elves, dwarves and leprechauns.
Wizrads wield arcane power and the flying dragons breathe fire. And when
is abducted by an evil wizard, the Doctor must learn to use the sorcery
very exitence he doubts.
Ian, Barbara and Susan.
The land of Elbyon, on the world of Avalon.
Pg 4 "He was wearing a striking black silk tunic [...] being an impromptu
souvenir of the last place they had visited: the court of Kublai Khan
himself." Marco Polo.
Pg 5 "But we only left China two minutes ago." Marco Polo. Note that
this means this is the earliest possible gap between TV stories for a
Missing Adventure to be set.
Pg 6 "We don't want a repeat of what happened on Skaro." The Daleks.
Pg 7 "The ship had not changed since they had left China." Marco Polo.
Pg 47 "A little trick I picked upwhile I was in the United States
once.. Fellow named Harry... something...showed me." The Doctor mentions
having met Harry Houdini in Planet of the Spiders.
Pg 55 "We don't get inebriated. unless we want to, of course." This is
consistent with the NAs, especially Transit, although the Doctor also
mentions having gotten drunk in The Twin Dilemma.
Pg 82 "I'll explain the correct turning sequence within the lock in a
moment." The TARDIS lock is quite complex, as evidenced by The Daleks and
Pg 88 "Well, we do have a sort of title, but I'm not sure how much it
means here -" We never find out what Susan's (and presumably the Doctor's)
title is, although Susan was the Lady Larn in a Radio Times short story by
OLD FRIENDS AND OLD ENEMIES
NEW FRIENDS AND NEW ENEMIES
Mellisa, Edmund, Sir Bron, the King, Palbury, Queen Leonard, Anni
PLUGGING THE HOLES [Fan-wank theorizing of how to fix continuity cock-ups]
FEATURED ALIEN RACES
The cephalies, dog-like creatures.
Elbyon, Avalon, late 30th century.
The ISS ship Prince Randolph.
The Delta lander, a shuttle.
Also brief scenes aboard ISS ships Dorado, Indus and
IN SUMMARY - Robert Smith?
As the first melding of fantasy and Science Fiction, The Sorcerer's
feels fresh and new. The story isn't particularly exciting, but some of
pieces are quite memorable. It would be by-the-numbers from any other
but it's one of Bulis's better novels.