The Doctor is washed up – literally – on an alien beach with only intelligent crabs and a madman for company.
How can he possibly rescue Peri who was lost at sea the same time as he and the TARDIS? But Peri has problems of her own. “Rescued” from drowning by an intelligent sponge growth, she has been adopted by the life form as its own personal God.
As the denizens of the beach come under increasingly vicious attack, the Doctor must discover the truth in time to save all their lives.
Published 19 June 2003
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Simon Forward was born in Penzance in 1967.
He dabbled in computer programming, but from the age of eleven wanted to be a writer ‘when he grew up’.
He is now a published author, with two Doctor Who novels, Drift (2002) and Emotional Chemistry (2003) for BBC Books, a number of Doctor Who short stories for the BBC and Big Finish, as well as an audio drama, The Sandman, for Big Finish and no doubt an expanding waistline under his belt.
He lives to write, as opposed to writing to live, developing other SF novels and stories, as well as some works of contemporary fiction, in the constant hope of being able to do both. Oh, and he’s still waiting to grow up.