All-Consuming Fire


All-Consuming Fire

Doctorwhobook
title=All-Consuming Fire
series=Virgin New Adventures
number=27
featuring=Seventh Doctor
Ace, Benny


writer=Andy Lane
publisher=Virgin Books
isbn=ISBN 0-426-20415-8
set_between=
pages=304
date=June 1994
preceding=Theatre of War
following=Blood Harvest|

"All-Consuming Fire" is an original novel written by Andy Lane and based on the long-running British science fiction television series "Doctor Who". The novel is a crossover with Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional detective Sherlock Holmes featuring the characters of both Holmes and Doctor Watson, and also with H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos. A prelude to the novel, also penned by Lane, appeared in "Doctor Who Magazine" #213.

Plot

Sherlock Holmes finds himself united with the Seventh Doctor to solve the mystery of the theft of arcane tomes from the library of St. John the Beheaded.

Susan Foreman, the First Doctor, and the Third Doctor have cameo appearances.

Notes

#Holmes and Watson reappear in the fiftieth New Adventure, "Happy Endings" by Paul Cornell. They make a further appearance in "Erasing Sherlock" by Kelly Hale, in the "Faction Paradox" range of "Doctor Who" spin-off novels. Holmes' creator Arthur Conan Doyle appears in the Virgin Missing Adventures novel "Evolution" by John Peel.
#Other "Doctor Who" novels with Cthulhu Mythos elements include "White Darkness" by David A. McIntee and "Divided Loyalties" by Gary Russell.
#As well as Sherlock Holmes, the novel includes appearances by Shelock's older brother Mycroft, who first appeared in "The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter", and another yet older brother, Sherringford (who was invented by Holmesian scholar William S. Baring-Gould to resolve an apparent contradiction in the Canon).
#Amongst the cameo appearances of existing fictional characters is a mention of the Diogenes Club agent Charles Beauregard, from Kim Newman's "Anno Dracula". Newman's "Diogenes Club" stories are themselves filled with similar cameos. Also mentioned is Prof. Litefoot from Talons of Weng-Chiang.
#In the acknowledgements for "The Empire of Glass", Lane notes that "All-Consuming Fire" was his own version of Tim Powers' "The Anubis Gates".
#Bernice would finally meet Mycroft Holmes in the 2008 audio adventure "The Adventure of the Diogenes Damsel". He was voiced by David Warner.

ee also

*"Shadows Over Baker Street", an anthology of short stories that similarly pit Sherlock Holmes against the Cthulhu Mythos
*"", a computer game that involves Holmes stopping a Cthulhu cult

External links

* [http://www.drwhoguide.com/whona27p.htm "All-Consuming Fire" Prelude]
*Doctor Who RG | id=who_na27 | title=All-Consuming Fire

Reviews

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