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July 15th, 2014 36 comments

Doctor Who: The Blood Cell (12th Doctor novel)

book-blood-cellDoctor Who: The Blood Cell (12th Doctor novel) (Hardback)

“Release the Doctor – or the killing will start.”

An asteroid in the furthest reaches of space – the most secure prison for the most dangerous of criminals. The Governor is responsible for the cruellest murderers. So he’s not impressed by the arrival of the man they’re calling the most dangerous criminal in the quadrant. Or, as he prefers to be known, the Doctor.

But when the new prisoner immediately sets about trying to escape, and keeps trying, the Governor sets out to find out why.

Who is the Doctor and what’s he really doing here? And who is the young woman who comes every day to visit him, only to be turned away by the guards? When the killing finally starts, the Governor begins to get his answers…

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Available to order in the USA from

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  • The Flying Shark

    April 11th, 2016 - 7:01pm

    I got the paperback version of this today from Botany Bay for £3.99.

  • the astronaut of death

    October 18th, 2014 - 8:14pm

    I got this from my library yesterday hoping to start reading it next week

    it looks very good

  • Antonio Zambonini

    September 8th, 2014 - 6:22pm

    Got this today from w h smith Cambridge and they still have two left apart from sileham one

  • StetsonDoctor

    September 7th, 2014 - 3:38pm

    Just seen this in WH Smiths Skipton. They had two copies, and didn’t have the other two new books.

    Didn’t buy it, as you can get them for £5.24 online, plus I’m still reading ‘Engines of War’…

    • Antonio Zambonini

      September 9th, 2014 - 1:09am

      I think its better to buy them in stores as cost p+p to get it devilaed have tryed Cambridge one as they have both

    • StetsonDoctor

      September 13th, 2014 - 9:12pm

      BBC Shop:

      3 x £5.20 = £15.60

      10% (RP0914) = £14.04

      And FREE delivery. Is there something I’m missing?!

    • Antonio Zambonini

      September 14th, 2014 - 2:07am

      No actually is better eBay is same to tbh

  • Radburn

    September 7th, 2014 - 3:16pm

    Laughable – These books are already in the shops & I’m still waiting for my Pre-Order for the 11th. Sept…

    • booboo

      September 7th, 2014 - 3:19pm

      Saw them in stock on who a USA a few days ago as well

    • Radburn

      September 7th, 2014 - 4:12pm

      We might as well be chickens, we are certainly last in the pecking order now…

  • Doctorfan

    July 15th, 2014 - 4:58pm

    Why doesn’t this have writing on the others do they say anyone can be a weapon and the other one has something to do with a web of deicit

    • Doctorfan

      July 15th, 2014 - 5:00pm

      Should say release the doctor or the killing will start

    • Doctorfan

      July 16th, 2014 - 6:45am

      Or you have to break in to break free

  • ParadigmDalek1325

    July 15th, 2014 - 2:04pm

    Great cover!

    • DoctorWhoFan101

      July 15th, 2014 - 5:51pm

      You know your gravatar, where is that promo image from, aka, which episode and if so, the link to it would be a big help? Many thanks in return.

    • Esterath

      July 15th, 2014 - 8:42pm

      It’s from the American S7 boxset cover. You can find it on Google Images. 🙂

  • Nicholas

    July 15th, 2014 - 11:10am

    It’s been a welcome change to have a new Doctor on all this merchandise XD
    Shall definitely get these. There are about 15 or so books I still need to complete this collection but I’ll get these first.

  • Radburn

    June 11th, 2014 - 2:26pm

    It would be nice if Amazon could actually get their Listings correct for these books: All are listed twice on Amazon with incorrect dates, publishers, authors, bindings, etc…

    • Radburn

      July 15th, 2014 - 8:45pm

      The second listings on Amazon which have now changed (Currently without Front Cover pics) are the Hardback versions due out 11/9/14…

    • booboo

      July 15th, 2014 - 8:48pm

      hardback and cheaper?

      these listings dont make sense

  • Doctorfan

    June 4th, 2014 - 8:07am

    Are these series 8 tie ins
    If they are that might be why they are releasing them late so they dont spoil the plot

    • Dalek 95

      July 15th, 2014 - 7:54am


    • Dalek 95

      July 15th, 2014 - 7:55am

      They’re not part of series 8. They are just story’s for the whovians who like to read.

    • Anonymous

      July 15th, 2014 - 12:13pm

      Definitely not, if they charge you for it, it cannot be part of the series canon or they breach the BBC charter.

      That’s why only Big Finish is canon out of all the “other stuff”, because that can be broadcast on radio.

    • Fezmeister

      July 15th, 2014 - 12:23pm

      It can be canon. You can’t be required to buy it to understand aspects of the television series, however.

  • Doctorfan

    June 4th, 2014 - 8:04am

    Has anyone per ordered them yet

    • Doctorfan

      June 4th, 2014 - 8:08am

      Sorry meant pre ordered has anyone pre ordered them yet

    • anon

      July 15th, 2014 - 10:12am

      Years I’ve pre Ordered all three.

  • Doctorfan

    June 4th, 2014 - 8:04am

    In order for most exited it would be
    Blood cell
    Crawling terror

  • Doctorfan

    June 4th, 2014 - 7:37am

    And who is the young woman who comes every day to visit him, only to be turned away by the guards? Is probably Clara

  • T4RD1S

    June 2nd, 2014 - 8:16pm

    is clara in any of these?

    • Sam Richard Bentley

      June 2nd, 2014 - 8:29pm

      She;s definitely in ‘Silhouette’, and I can’t see why she wouldn’t be in any of the others.

    • 100000BC

      July 15th, 2014 - 1:06pm

      She’s on the cover of the others and I presume she is the woman who visits him in the Blood Cell.

  • biggestwhofanever

    June 2nd, 2014 - 3:48pm

    this sounds great! i wish it’s out sooner because i can’t wait! 🙂

  • The TARDIS

    June 2nd, 2014 - 3:12pm

    This sounds… Different. I like different, different be good.

  • Anthony Dunn

    June 2nd, 2014 - 3:07pm

    It sounds very Walking Dead, with the Governor


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