Ceres Alpha is an inhospitable planet being "developed" as a human colony in the year 2847 A.D. Colonists work in vast city machines that churn dead soil and reconstitute it with seed and chemicals to grow crops. Suddenly a dozen babies are born with alien physiology and telekinetic and telepathic powers. The Doctor realizes that an archaeologist has roused up the planet's long-dead inhabitants. Available in October.

Dark Progeny 2001, BBC Books, London

ISBN-13: 9780563538370

Mass-market paperback