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March Books 24) Doctor Who Annual 1982

Produced just as Tom Baker was changing to Peter Davison, and featuring Adric as the sole humanoid companion, along with K9 for the earlier stories (this is presumably K9 Mark III, being run in before the Doctor sent him off to Sarah Jane Smith). The first two stories are rather memorable - one has Adric reduced to miniscule size and forced to take part in a war between inhabitants of a world which is actually a carbon atom; the other has the Tardis afflicted by the sort of spatial bending that crops up in both Logopolis and Castrovalva, this annual being published in the gap between the respective broadcasts of the two. As well as anticipating Wikipedia and the GPS, the factoids include a relatively balanced piece on plutonium and nuclear power which is just as relevant thirty years on. The two Fifth Doctor stories at the end aren't especially memorable, and feature head-shots of Davison based on his All Creatures Great and Small character. The art is otherwise pretty good.
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