|'The Stealers of Dreams'
by Steve Lyons
In the far future, the Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack find a world on which fiction has been outlawed. A world where it's a crime to tell stories, a crime to lie, a crime to hope, and a crime to dream.
But now somebody is challenging the status quo. A pirate TV station urges people to fight back. And the Doctor wants to help - until he sees how easily dreams can turn into nightmares.
With one of his companions stalked by shadows and the other committed to an asylum, the Doctor is forced to admit that fiction can be dangerous after all. Though perhaps it is not as deadly as the truth...
*Featuring the Ninth Doctor, Rose, Captain Jack and Jackie
*A BBC Books 'Ninth Doctor Adventures' novel
*Time-placing: Justin Richards, creative director for the BBC's 'Doctor Who' books, has stated that this story takes place between 'Boom Town' and 'Bad Wolf'
*Bad Wolf sighting: Asylum orderly Tyko remarks that the planet's inhabitants have good reason to be afraid of the big bad wolf.