To the Slaughter is a BBC Books original novel written by Stephen Cole and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the Eighth Doctor, Fitz and Trix.

To the Slaughter
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AuthorStephen Cole
SeriesDoctor Who book:
Eighth Doctor Adventures
Release number
Eighth Doctor
Fitz, Trix
PublisherBBC Books
Publication date
February 2005
Preceded byThe Deadstone Memorial 
Followed byThe Gallifrey Chronicles 


  • The novel provides an explanation as to why Jupiter had only twelve moons at the time of the Fourth Doctor serial Revenge of the Cybermen when, at last count, the planet has sixty-three moons. In Cole's author's note, he states that his inspiration for the book was to explain away the discrepancy.
  • The Doctor still cannot see the colour violet, an ability he lost in Unnatural History.

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