The Empire of Glass

The Empire of Glass
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Cover Art
Author Andy Lane
Series Doctor Who book:
Virgin Missing Adventures
Release number
Subject Featuring:
First Doctor
Steven Taylor, Vicki and Irving Braxiatel
Set in Period between
The Three Doctors (in the First Doctor’s timeline) and Galaxy 4[1][2]
Publisher Virgin Books
Publication date
November 1995
Pages 257
ISBN 0-426-20457-3
Preceded by Millennial Rites
Followed by Lords of the Storm

The Empire of Glass is a Virgin Missing Adventures original novel written by Andy Lane based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the First Doctor, Steven Taylor, Vicki and Irving Braxiatel.


The Doctor, Steven, and Vicki land in what seems to be Venice in 1609, where they meet a host of major historical figures including Galileo Galilei and William Shakespeare. However, with the arrival of old acquaintance Irving Braxiatel, Vicki’s abduction and the framing of Steven for murder, the Doctor soon finds himself embroiled in the sinister machinations of an alien invasion.

Source materials

In the acknowledgements, Lane notes that this was his own version of Tim PowersThe Stress of Her Regard.


  1. ^ The Doctor’s Timeline at The Whoniverse gives support for this specific placement, with the First Doctor’s participation in The Three Doctors following The Time Meddler.
  2. ^ Placement between The Time Meddler and Galaxy 4 confirmed by cover blurb.

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