Lucifer Rising Andy Lane &
Jim Mortimore
#14 May 1993 ISBN 0-426-20388-7 346 pages
cover art © byJim Mortimore

This novel features one of only two instances where a novel's author also did the accompanying cover art. While Bulis' work for Shadowmind has its good points, this cover has very little that's commendable.

Mortimore later submitted a cover for his novel Blood Heat. While his cover art was not accepted, the elements of his submission were carried over into Jeff Cummins' final product.

awful

Like the preceding novel Deceit, Lucifer Rising is bloated, and a thoroughly unpleasant read. Even the potential of the mysterious alien world is squandered, as events descend into little more than a soap operatic bloodbath. Lane later contributed much better material for Doctor Who, while Mortimore continued to adhere closely to this overly violent and death-obsessed take on the setting.

  • Prelude — from Doctor Who Magazine #199

illustrations © by Phil Bevan

  • This was the first Virgin novel to be illustrated, something they did with a handful of other novels over the years. It contains 8 internal black-and-white illustrations by Lee Brimmicombe-Wood.