A Device of Death
Cover Art
AuthorChristopher Bulis
SeriesDoctor Who book:
Virgin Missing Adventures
Release number
SubjectFeaturing Fourth Doctor
Sarah, Harry
Set inPeriod between
Genesis of the Daleks and Revenge of the Cybermen[1][2]
PublisherVirgin Books
Publication date
February 1997
Preceded byBurning Heart 
Followed byThe Dark Path 

A Device of Death is an original novel written by Christopher Bulis and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the Fourth Doctor, Sarah and Harry.


The TARDIS crew have been separated: Sarah is marooned on a slave world, Harry is in the middle of an interplanetary invasion, and the Doctor lands on a world without a name and his memory wiped. Why have they been scattered, and what is the interest of the Time Lords in this sector of space? Possibly an ultimate device of death somewhere within.


  1. ^ The Doctor's Timeline at The Whoniverse
  2. ^ Direct placement confirmed by cover blurb.