List of Doctor Who novelisations
This is a list of Doctor Who novelisations, in order of publication.
The first three Doctor Who serials to be novelised were the William Hartnell stories The Daleks (as Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks by David Whitaker), The Web Planet (Doctor Who and the Zarbi by Bill Strutton) and The Crusade (Doctor Who and the Crusaders by Whitaker). They were published in hardback by Frederick Muller Ltd; the first was also published in paperback, by Armada.
Between 1973 and 1991, Target Books published almost every Doctor Who television serial as a novelisation, starting with new editions of the Frederick Muller books. When Target was taken over by Virgin Books in 1991, three further serials – The Power of the Daleks and The Evil of the Daleks by John Peel and the radio serial The Paradise of Death by Barry Letts – were added to the range.
The only serials from the original 1963-1989 run of the show never to have been officially novelised by Target and its related companies are The Pirate Planet (Published January 2017 by BBC Books), City of Death (published on 21 May 2015 by BBC Books), Shada (published in March 2012 by BBC Books), Resurrection of the Daleks, and Revelation of the Daleks, due to licensing issues with the original scriptwriters. (Unofficial fan novelisations were published by the New Zealand Doctor Who Fan Club between 1989 and 2000.) The Children in Need special Dimensions in Time and the Comic Relief spoof Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death have also not been novelised.
BBC Books published a novelisation of the 1996 Doctor Who television movie by Gary Russell. There are currently no plans to novelise episodes of the post-2005 revived series. However, in late 2007 unofficial fan-produced novelisations of the first two 2005 episodes were published as ebooks. They were quickly removed from the website following threat of legal action by the BBC’s Brand Protection Team.. So far Pearson Education are the only company to publish official novelizations of Post-1996 TV stories having published adaptations of four Eleventh Doctor stories.
In addition to the television serials, three scripts from the cancelled Season 23 – The Nightmare Fair, The Ultimate Evil and Mission to Magnus – were novelised. A short series entitled The Companions of Doctor Who comprised the novelisation of K-9 and Company along with the original works Turlough and the Earthlink Dilemma and Harry Sullivan’s War.
A novelisation by Barry Letts of a further radio drama, The Ghosts of N-Space, was published as part of the Virgin Missing Adventures range in 1995, as was the novelisation of the independent spin-off Downtime; in the same year, the Virgin New Adventures range published a novelisation of Shakedown: The Return of the Sontarans. The most recent novelisation to be published is an adaptation by James Goss of The Pirate Planet.
In 2005, BBC Audio released unabridged audiobook versions of the first three Frederick Muller novelisations, read by actor William Russell (who played Ian Chesterton). Beginning in September 2007, they began releasing further unabridged audiobooks of the Target novelisations at a rate of approximately two every two months; the books themselves remain officially out of print. BBC Books began reprinting selected titles starting in July 2011.
Although Target endeavoured to commission the original scriptwriters to novelise their own stories, this was not always possible. As a result, many books in the Target line were written by Terrance Dicks. During the late 1970s to early 1980s, Target, which classified the novelisations as children’s fiction, imposed a page limit of 128 pages. Some books (particularly several by Dicks) even fell short of this limit. By the late 1980s, however, the page cap had been lifted, although John Peel was still required to split his novelisation of the epic 12-episode The Daleks’ Master Plan into two volumes because the manuscript was too long.
Target began numbering its novelisations from 1983, with almost all of the first seventy-three books being numbered as reprints came out. The first new book to be numbered was Time-Flight. Target’s numbering did not initially reflect original publication order (which would have placed David Whitaker’s Doctor Who and the Daleks book first), but rather was conducted in alphabetical order, so that the novelisation of The Abominable Snowmen was numbered “1”. The numbering likewise had no connection with production or broadcast order. Due to print delays and last-minute reordering of publication schedules, some of the later books were released out of numeric order.
For the first few years of the Target line, it was common practice for the novels to have titles that differed from the adapted serials: for example, Doctor Who and the Auton Invasion, which was based upon the serial Spearhead from Space. This practice was dropped in the mid-1970s. Another tradition established by the books was to append the words “Doctor Who and …” to the titles, except in a few cases where impractical. This practice continued until the early 1980s. From 1990 onwards reprints of the books generally dropped “Doctor Who and…” from the title and changed titles back to the original television story, although some of the reprints merely rejacketed earlier stock.
List of novelisations published by Frederick Muller Ltd
These three books based on First Doctor serials were first published in hardcover by Frederick Muller Ltd.
|Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks||David Whitaker||12 November 1964|
|Doctor Who and the Zarbi||Bill Strutton||16 September 1965|
|Doctor Who and the Crusaders||David Whitaker||1966|
List of novelisations published by Target
This list of novelisations published by Target, or its successors, is sortable by its number in the “Doctor Who Library”, title, Doctor, author or date. The Audiobook column indicates whether an abridged or unabridged audiobook has been released. See List of Doctor Who audiobooks.
|16||Doctor Who and the Daleks||1st||David Whitaker||2 May 1973||Unabridged|
|73||Doctor Who and the Zarbi||1st||Bill Strutton||2 May 1973||Unabridged|
|12||Doctor Who and the Crusaders||1st||David Whitaker||2 May 1973||Unabridged|
|6||Doctor Who and the Auton Invasion||3rd||Terrance Dicks||17 January 1974||Unabridged|
|9||Doctor Who and the Cave Monsters||3rd||Malcolm Hulke||17 January 1974||Unabridged|
|23||Doctor Who and the Doomsday Weapon||3rd||Malcolm Hulke||27 March 1974||Unabridged|
|18||Doctor Who and the Day of the Daleks||3rd||Terrance Dicks||27 March 1974||Unabridged|
|15||Doctor Who and the Dæmons||3rd||Barry Letts||17 October 1974||Unabridged|
|54||Doctor Who and the Sea-Devils||3rd||Malcolm Hulke||17 October 1974||Unabridged|
|1||Doctor Who and the Abominable Snowmen||2nd||Terrance Dicks||21 November 1974||Unabridged|
|13||Doctor Who and the Curse of Peladon||3rd||Brian Hayles||1 January 1975||Abridged & Unabridged|
|14||Doctor Who and the Cybermen||2nd||Gerry Davis||20 February 1975||Unabridged|
|28||Doctor Who and the Giant Robot||4th||Terrance Dicks||13 March 1975||Unabridged|
|63||Doctor Who and the Terror of the Autons||3rd||Terrance Dicks||15 May 1975||Unabridged|
|29||Doctor Who and the Green Death||3rd||Malcolm Hulke||21 August 1975||Unabridged|
|48||Doctor Who and the Planet of the Spiders||3rd||Terrance Dicks||16 October 1975||Unabridged|
|64||The Three Doctors[a]||3rd||Terrance Dicks||20 November 1975||Unabridged (twice)|
|40||Doctor Who and the Loch Ness Monster||4th||Terrance Dicks||15 January 1976||Unabridged|
|22||Doctor Who and the Dinosaur Invasion||3rd||Malcolm Hulke||19 February 1976||Unabridged|
|62||Doctor Who and the Tenth Planet||1st||Gerry Davis||19 February 1976|
|33||Doctor Who and the Ice Warriors||2nd||Brian Hayles||18 March 1976||Unabridged|
|51||Doctor Who and the Revenge of the Cybermen||4th||Terrance Dicks||20 May 1976|
|27||Doctor Who and the Genesis of the Daleks||4th||Terrance Dicks||22 July 1976||Unabridged|
|72||Doctor Who and the Web of Fear||2nd||Terrance Dicks||19 August 1976|
|57||Doctor Who and the Space War||3rd||Malcolm Hulke||23 September 1976||Unabridged|
|46||Doctor Who and the Planet of the Daleks||3rd||Terrance Dicks||21 October 1976||Abridged & Unabridged|
|50||Doctor Who and the Pyramids of Mars||4th||Terrance Dicks||16 December 1976||Unabridged|
|8||Doctor Who and the Carnival of Monsters||3rd||Terrance Dicks||20 January 1977||Unabridged (twice)|
|55||Doctor Who and the Seeds of Doom||4th||Philip Hinchcliffe||17 February 1977|
|17||Doctor Who and the Dalek Invasion of Earth||1st||Terrance Dicks||24 March 1977||Unabridged|
|10||Doctor Who and the Claws of Axos||3rd||Terrance Dicks||21 April 1977||Unabridged|
|4||Doctor Who and the Ark in Space||4th||Ian Marter||10 May 1977||Unabridged|
|7||Doctor Who and the Brain of Morbius||4th||Terrance Dicks||23 June 1977||Unabridged|
|47||Doctor Who and the Planet of Evil||4th||Terrance Dicks||18 August 1977|
|44||Doctor Who and the Mutants||3rd||Terrance Dicks||29 September 1977|
|19||Doctor Who and the Deadly Assassin||4th||Terrance Dicks||20 October 1977||Unabridged|
|61||Doctor Who and the Talons of Weng-Chiang||4th||Terrance Dicks||15 November 1977||Unabridged|
|42||Doctor Who and the Masque of Mandragora||4th||Philip Hinchcliffe||8 December 1977||Unabridged|
|25||Doctor Who and the Face of Evil||4th||Terrance Dicks||19 January 1978||Unabridged|
|32||Doctor Who and the Horror of Fang Rock||4th||Terrance Dicks||30 March 1978||Unabridged|
|66||Doctor Who and the Tomb of the Cybermen||2nd||Gerry Davis||18 May 1978||Unabridged|
|65||Doctor Who and the Time Warrior||3rd||Terrance Dicks and Robert Holmes||29 June 1978||Unabridged|
|20||Death to the Daleks||3rd||Terrance Dicks||20 July 1978||Unabridged|
|2||Doctor Who and the Android Invasion||4th||Terrance Dicks||16 November 1978|
|56||Doctor Who and the Sontaran Experiment||4th||Ian Marter||7 December 1978||Unabridged|
|30||Doctor Who and the Hand of Fear||4th||Terrance Dicks||18 January 1979|
|36||Doctor Who and the Invisible Enemy||4th||Terrance Dicks||29 March 1979|
|53||Doctor Who and the Robots of Death||4th||Terrance Dicks||24 May 1979|
|34||Doctor Who and the Image of the Fendahl||4th||Terrance Dicks||26 July 1979|
|70||Doctor Who and the War Games||2nd||Malcolm Hulke||25 September 1979||Unabridged|
|21||Doctor Who and the Destiny of the Daleks||4th||Terrance Dicks||20 November 1979|
|52||Doctor Who and the Ribos Operation||4th||Ian Marter||11 December 1979||Unabridged|
|67||Doctor Who and the Underworld||4th||Terrance Dicks||24 January 1980|
|35||Doctor Who and the Invasion of Time||4th||Terrance Dicks||21 February 1980||Unabridged|
|59||Doctor Who and the Stones of Blood||4th||Terrance Dicks||20 March 1980|
|3||Doctor Who and the Androids of Tara||4th||Terrance Dicks||24 April 1980|
|49||Doctor Who and the Power of Kroll||4th||Terrance Dicks||26 May 1980|
|5||Doctor Who and the Armageddon Factor||4th||Terrance Dicks||26 June 1980|
|38||Doctor Who and the Keys of Marinus||1st||Philip Hinchcliffe||21 August 1980|
|45||Doctor Who and the Nightmare of Eden||4th||Terrance Dicks||21 August 1980|
|31||Doctor Who and the Horns of Nimon||4th||Terrance Dicks||16 October 1980|
|43||Doctor Who and the Monster of Peladon||3rd||Terrance Dicks||4 December 1980|
|11||Doctor Who and the Creature from the Pit||4th||David Fisher||15 January 1981||Unabridged|
|24||Doctor Who and the Enemy of the World||2nd||Ian Marter||17 April 1981|
|68||Doctor Who and An Unearthly Child||1st||Terrance Dicks||15 October 1981|
|58||Doctor Who and the State of Decay||4th||Terrance Dicks||14 January 1982||Unabridged|
|71||Doctor Who and Warriors’ Gate||4th||Stephen Gallagher as John Lydecker||15 April 1982|
|37||Doctor Who and the Keeper of Traken||4th||Terrance Dicks||20 May 1982|
|39||Doctor Who and the Leisure Hive||4th||David Fisher||22 July 1982||Unabridged|
|69||Doctor Who and the Visitation||5th||Eric Saward||19 August 1982||Unabridged|
|26||Full Circle||4th||16 September 1982||Unabridged|
|41||Logopolis||4th||Christopher H. Bidmead||21 October 1982||Unabridged|
|60||Doctor Who and the Sunmakers||4th||Terrance Dicks||18 November 1982|
|74||Time-Flight||5th||Peter Grimwade||15 April 1983|
|75||Meglos||4th||Terrance Dicks||5 May 1983|
|76||Castrovalva||5th||Christopher H. Bidmead||16 June 1983||Unabridged|
|77||Four to Doomsday||5th||Terrance Dicks||21 July 1983|
|78||Earthshock||5th||Ian Marter||18 August 1983||Unabridged|
|79||Terminus||5th||Stephen Gallagher as John Lydecker||15 September 1983|
|80||Arc of Infinity||5th||Terrance Dicks||20 October 1983|
|81||The Five Doctors||5th||Terrance Dicks||24 November 1983|
|82||Mawdryn Undead||5th||Peter Grimwade||12 January 1984|
|84||Kinda||5th||Terrance Dicks||15 March 1984||Abridged|
|83||Snakedance||5th||Terrance Dicks||3 May 1984|
|85||Enlightenment||5th||Barbara Clegg||24 May 1984|
|86||The Dominators||2nd||Ian Marter||19 July 1984|
|87||Warriors of the Deep||5th||Terrance Dicks||16 August 1984||Abridged|
|88||The Aztecs||1st||John Lucarotti||20 September 1984||Unabridged|
|89||Inferno||3rd||Terrance Dicks||18 October 1984||Unabridged|
|90||The Highlanders||2nd||Gerry Davis||15 November 1984||Unabridged|
|91||Frontios||5th||Christopher H. Bidmead||10 December 1984||Unabridged (twice)|
|93||Planet of Fire||5th||Peter Grimwade||14 February 1985|
|92||The Caves of Androzani||5th||Terrance Dicks||14 March 1985|
|94||Marco Polo||1st||John Lucarotti||11 April 1985|
|95||The Awakening||5th||Eric Pringle||13 June 1985||Unabridged|
|96||The Mind of Evil||3rd||Terrance Dicks||11 July 1985||Unabridged|
|97||The Myth Makers||1st||Donald Cotton||12 September 1985||Unabridged|
|98||The Invasion||2nd||Ian Marter||10 October 1985||Unabridged|
|99||The Krotons||2nd||Terrance Dicks||14 November 1985|
|100||The Two Doctors||6th(&2nd)||Robert Holmes||5 December 1985||Unabridged|
|101||The Gunfighters||1st||Donald Cotton||9 January 1986||Unabridged|
|102||The Time Monster||3rd||Terrance Dicks||13 February 1986|
|103||The Twin Dilemma||6th||Eric Saward||13 March 1986||Unabridged|
|104||Galaxy Four||1st||William Emms||10 April 1986|
|105||Timelash||6th||Glen McCoy||15 May 1986|
|—||Turlough and the Earthlink Dilemma (original novel)||none||15 May 1986|
|107||The Mark of the Rani||6th||Pip and Jane Baker||12 June 1986|
|108||The King’s Demons||5th||Terence Dudley||10 July 1986|
|—||Slipback (radio play)||6th||Eric Saward||21 August 1986|
|109||The Savages||1st||Ian Stuart Black||11 September 1986|
|110||Fury from the Deep||2nd||Victor Pemberton||16 October 1986||Unabridged|
|—||Harry Sullivan’s War (original novel)||none||Ian Marter||16 October 1986|
|111||The Celestial Toymaker||1st||Gerry Davis and||20 November 1986|
|112||The Seeds of Death||2nd||Terrance Dicks||4 December 1986|
|113||Black Orchid||5th||Terence Dudley||19 February 1987||Unabridged|
|114||The Ark||1st||Paul Erickson||19 March 1987|
|115||The Mind Robber||2nd||Peter Ling||16 April 1987||Unabridged|
|116||The Faceless Ones||2nd||Terrance Dicks||21 May 1987|
|117||The Space Museum||1st||Glyn Jones||18 June 1987||Unabridged|
|118||The Sensorites||1st||Nigel Robinson||16 July 1987||Unabridged|
|119||The Reign of Terror||1st||Ian Marter||20 August 1987|
|120||The Romans||1st||Donald Cotton||19 September 1987|
|121||The Ambassadors of Death||3rd||Terrance Dicks||1 October 1987|
|—||K-9 and Company (spin-off)||none||Terence Dudley||1 October 1987||Unabridged|
|122||The Massacre||1st||John Lucarotti||19 November 1987||Unabridged|
|123||The Macra Terror||2nd||Ian Stuart Black||10 December 1987||Unabridged|
|124||The Rescue||1st||Ian Marter||21 January 1988||Unabridged|
|125||Terror of the Vervoids||6th||Pip and Jane Baker||18 February 1988||Unabridged|
|126||The Time Meddler||1st||Nigel Robinson||17 March 1988||Unabridged|
|127||The Mysterious Planet||6th||Terrance Dicks||21 April 1988||Unabridged|
|128[b]||Time and the Rani||7th||Pip and Jane Baker||5 May 1988|
|106||Vengeance on Varos||6th||Philip Martin||16 June 1988||Abridged|
|129||The Underwater Menace||2nd||Nigel Robinson||21 July 1988|
|130||The Wheel in Space||2nd||Terrance Dicks||18 August 1988|
|131||The Ultimate Foe||6th||Pip and Jane Baker||15 September 1988||Unabridged|
|132||The Edge of Destruction||1st||Nigel Robinson||20 October 1988||Unabridged|
|133||The Smugglers||1st||Terrance Dicks||17 November 1988|
|134||Paradise Towers||7th||Stephen Wyatt||1 December 1988||Unabridged|
|135||Delta and the Bannermen||7th||Malcolm Kohll||19 January 1989|
|136||The War Machines||1st||Ian Stuart Black||16 February 1989|
|137||Dragonfire||7th||Ian Briggs||16 March 1989|
|138||Attack of the Cybermen||6th||Eric Saward||20 April 1989||Abridged|
|—||The Nightmare Fair (unproduced script)||6th||Graham Williams||18 May 1989|
|139||Mindwarp||6th||Philip Martin||15 June 1989||Unabridged|
|140||The Chase||1st||John Peel||20 July 1989||Unabridged|
|—||The Ultimate Evil (unproduced script)||6th||Wally K. Daly||17 August 1989||Unabridged|
|141||The Daleks’ Master Plan Part I: Mission to the Unknown||1st||John Peel||21 September 1989||Unabridged|
|142||The Daleks’ Master Plan Part II: The Mutation of Time||1st||John Peel||19 October 1989||Unabridged|
|143||Silver Nemesis||7th||Kevin Clarke||16 November 1989|
|144||The Greatest Show in the Galaxy||7th||Stephen Wyatt||21 December 1989||Unabridged|
|145||Planet of Giants||1st||Terrance Dicks||18 January 1990|
|146||The Happiness Patrol||7th||Graeme Curry||15 February 1990||Unabridged|
|147||The Space Pirates||2nd||Terrance Dicks||15 March 1990||Unabridged|
|148||Remembrance of the Daleks||7th||Ben Aaronovitch||21 June 1990||Unabridged|
|—||Mission to Magnus (unproduced script)||6th||Philip Martin||19 July 1990|
|149||Ghost Light||7th||Marc Platt||20 September 1990||Unabridged|
|150||Survival||7th||Rona Munro||18 October 1990|
|151||The Curse of Fenric||7th||Ian Briggs||15 November 1990||Unabridged|
|152||Battlefield||7th||Marc Platt||18 July 1991|
|153||The Pescatons (audio drama)||4th||Victor Pemberton||15 September 1991|
|154||The Power of the Daleks [c]||2nd||John Peel||15 July 1993|
|155||The Evil of the Daleks[c]||2nd||John Peel||19 August 1993|
|156||The Paradise of Death (radio play)[c]||3rd||Barry Letts||21 April 1994|
List of novelisations published by BBC Books and affiliated companies
In 1996 BBC Books took over the Doctor Who licence and have published a number of novelisations based on TV stories and webcasts, a few being written exclusively for audiobook publication by their audio company.
|Doctor Who: The Novel of the Film||8th||Gary Russell||May 1996||BBC Books||An abridged audiobook recording of this novelisation has been released.|
|Scream of the Shalka||Shalka||Paul Cornell||February 2004||BBC Books||Published as part of the Past Doctor Adventures range. An unabridged audiobook recording of this novelisation has been released.|
|The Stones of Blood||4th||David Fisher||5 May 2011||BBC Audio||New novelisation exclusive to audio.|
|Shada||4th||Gareth Roberts||15 March 2012||BBC Books||An unabridged audiobook recording of this novelisation has been released.|
|The Androids of Tara||4th||David Fisher||5 July 2012||AudioGo||New novelisation exclusive to audio.|
|City of Death||4th||James Goss||21 May 2015||BBC Books||An unabridged audiobook recording of this novelisation has been released.|
|The Pirate Planet||4th||James Goss||5 January 2017||BBC Books||An unabridged audiobook recording of this novelisation has been released.|
|An Unearthly Child||1st||Nigel Robinson||TBA||BBC Physical Audio||New novelisation exclusive to audio. Originally scheduled for release 7 November 2013 by AudioGo, this was suspended due to AudioGo suspending operations in October 2013.,|
BBC Books has also republished select Target novelisaions in paperback, unless otherwise noted.
|Doctor Who and the Daleks||1st||David Whitaker||7 July 2011|
|Doctor Who and the Crusaders||1st||David Whitaker||7 July 2011|
|Doctor Who and the Cybermen||2nd||Gerry Davis||7 July 2011|
|Doctor Who and the Abominable Snowmen||2nd||Terrance Dicks||7 July 2011|
|Doctor Who and the Auton Invasion||3rd||Terrance Dicks||7 July 2011|
|Doctor Who and the Cave Monsters||3rd||Malcolm Hulke||7 July 2011|
|Doctor Who and the Day of the Daleks||3rd||Terrance Dicks||10 May 2012|
|Doctor Who and the Ark in Space||4th||Ian Marter||10 May 2012|
|Doctor Who and the Loch Ness Monster||4th||Terrance Dicks||10 May 2012|
|Doctor Who and the Tenth Planet||1st||Gerry Davis||10 May 2012|
|Doctor Who and the Ice Warriors||2nd||Brian Hayles||10 May 2012|
|The Three Doctors||3rd||Terrance Dicks||10 May 2012|
|Remembrance of the Daleks||7th||Ben Aaronovitch||7 March 2013|
|Doctor Who and the Zarbi||1st||Bill Strutton||28 April 2016|
|Doctor Who and the Web of Fear||2nd||Terrance Dicks||28 April 2016|
|Doctor Who and the Dinosaur Invasion||3rd||Malcolm Hulke||28 April 2016|
|Doctor Who and the Genesis of the Daleks||4th||Terrance Dicks||28 April 2016|
|The Visitation||5th||Eric Saward||28 April 2016|
|Vengeance on Varos||6th||Philip Martin||28 April 2016|
|Battlefield||7th||Marc Platt||28 April 2016|
|Doctor Who and The Daleks (hardcover)||1st||David Whitaker||3 November 2016|
|Doctor Who and The Crusaders (hardcover)||1st||David Whitaker||3 November 2016|
|Doctor Who and the Zarbi (hardcover)||1st||Bill Strutton||3 November 2016|
List of other novelisations
Other Doctor Who or Doctor Who-related productions have been novelised outside of the Target and BBC Books lines. This includes a series of novelisations by the New Zealand Doctor Who Fan Club which were privately published and not licensed by the BBC (all based upon serials Target were unable to obtain the rights to) and several novelisations of radio and independent film stories published by Virgin after it had retired Target.
|State of Decay||4th||Terrance Dicks||June 1981||Pickwick||Audiobook with different text from the Target novelisation.|
|Doctor Who and Shada||4th||Paul Scoones||March 1989||TSV||Unlicensed fan club publication.|
|Doctor Who and the Pirate Planet||4th||David Bishop||September 1990||TSV||Unlicensed fan club publication.|
|Revelation of the Daleks||6th||Jon Preddle||July 1992||TSV||Unlicensed fan club publication.|
|Doctor Who and the City of Death||4th||David Lawrence||November 1992||TSV||Unlicensed fan club publication.|
|The Ghosts of N-Space||3rd||Barry Letts||February 1995||Virgin Books||Published as part of the Virgin Missing Adventures range|
|Shakedown||7th||Terrance Dicks||December 1995||Virgin||Published as part of the Virgin New Adventures range. An unabridged audiobook recording of this novelisation has been released.|
|Downtime||None||Marc Platt||January 1996||Virgin||Published as part of the Virgin Missing Adventures range|
|Resurrection of the Daleks||5th||Paul Scoones||January 2000||TSV||Unlicensed fan club publication.|
|The Eleventh Hour||11th||Trevor Baxendale||May 2011||Pearson Education|
|The Time of Angels||11th||Trevor Baxendale||May 2011||Pearson Education|
|Victory of the Daleks||11th||Peter Gutiérrez||May 2011||Pearson Education||Photo novelisation|
|The Lodger||11th||Peter Gutiérrez||May 2011||Pearson Education||Photo novelisation|
Omnibus and two in one releases
A number of novelisations were released in omnibus editions, mostly by book clubs.
|Doctor Who and the Daleks Omnibus||Doctor Who and the Planet of the Daleks||Terrance Dicks||Artus Books||September 1976|
|Doctor Who and the Genesis of the Daleks|
|The Doctor Who Omnibus||Doctor Who and the Space War||Malcolm Hulke||Book Club Associates||1977|
|Doctor Who and the Web of Fear||Terrance Dicks|
|Doctor Who and the Revenge of the Cybermen|
|The Adventures of Doctor Who||Doctor Who and the Genesis of the Daleks||Terrance Dicks||Nelson Doubleday||1979|
|Doctor Who and the Revenge of the Cybermen|
|Doctor Who and the Loch Ness Monster|
|Dalek Omnibus||The Dalek Invasion of Earth||Terrance Dicks||W. H. Allen||1983|
|The Planet of the Daleks|
|The Day of the Daleks|
|The Further Adventures of Doctor Who||Doctor Who and the Deadly Assassin||Terrance Dicks||Nelson Doubleday||1986|
|Doctor Who and the Face of Evil|
|Doctor Who and the Robots of Death|
In 1988–1989, W. H. Allen’s Star label published a number of the Target novelisations in a format of two novelisations in one book in a range titled Doctor Who Classics. These were produced by fixing together two Target books with a new front page and outer cover. The pairings were:
|Title 1||Author||Title 2||Author||Published|
|The Dalek Invasion of Earth||Terrance Dicks||The Crusade||David Whitaker||August 1988|
|The Gunfighters||Donald Cotton||The Myth Makers||Donald Cotton||August 1988|
|The Dominators||Ian Marter||The Krotons||Terrance Dicks||September 1988|
|The Mind of Evil||Terrance Dicks||The Claws of Axos||Terrance Dicks||March 1989|
|The Dæmons||Barry Letts||The Time Monster||Terrance Dicks||March 1989|
|The Seeds of Doom||Philip Hinchliffe||The Deadly Assassin||Terrance Dicks||May 1989|
|The Face of Evil||Terrance Dicks||The Sun Makers||Terrance Dicks||May 1989|
List of Sarah Jane Adventures novelisations
|1||Invasion of the Bane||Terrance Dicks||1 November 2007||Penguin Character Books|
|2||Revenge of the Slitheen||1 November 2007||Penguin|
|3||Eye of the Gorgon||Phil Ford||1 November 2007||Penguin|
|4||Warriors of Kudlak||Gary Russell||1 November 2007||Penguin|
|5||Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?||Rupert Laight||3 November 2008||Penguin|
|6||The Lost Boy||Gary Russell||3 November 2008||Penguin|
|7||The Last Sontaran||Phil Ford||6 November 2008||Penguin|
|8||The Day of the Clown||Phil Ford||5 November 2008||Penguin|
|9||The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith||Gareth Roberts||5 November 2009||Penguin|
|n/a||Judoon Afternoon||Trevor Baxendale||September 2010||Pearson Education (photo novelisation)|
|n/a||Haunted House||Trevor Baxendale||September 2010||Pearson Education (photo novelisation)|
|n/a||Painting Peril||Trevor Baxendale||September 2010||Pearson Education (photo novelisation)|
|n/a||Blathereen Dream||Trevor Baxendale||September 2010||Pearson Education (photo novelisation)|
|n/a||The Nightmare Man||25 November 2010||ePenguin (e-book)|
|n/a||Death of the Doctor||Gary Russell||25 November 2010||ePenguin (e-book)|
British artist Andrew Skilleter created much of the cover art for the Doctor Who books from 1979 to 1994, along with video covers and other merchandise. His work on Doctor Who was showcased in his 1995 volume Blacklight: The Art of Andrew Skilleter.
Generally, Doctor Who stories that have been broadcast will be adapted into print, rather than vice versa. There have been some occasions where written media has been adapted for the screen or formed inspiration for television episodes.
- The 1995 New Adventures novel Human Nature, written by Paul Cornell and featuring the Seventh Doctor, was adapted by the same author for the 2007 series of Doctor Who as a two part story with the episode titles “Human Nature” and “The Family of Blood“, with David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor.
- Steven Moffat based his 2007 episode “Blink” upon a 2006 short story, “What I Did on My Christmas Holidays by Sally Sparrow”, originally published in Doctor Who Annual 2006.
- Gareth Roberts reused his concept from a 2006 Doctor Who Magazine comic strip story as the basis for an episode of the same name “The Lodger“, which was transmitted as part of Series 5 (2010), featuring Matt Smith.
- List of Torchwood novels and audio books
- List of Doctor Who novelists
- Dalek comic strips, illustrated annuals and graphic novels
- List of television series made into books
- “Gallifrey Guardian”. Doctor Who Magazine. Tunbridge Wells: Panini UK Ltd (486): 7. April 2015.
- Dave Golder (30 April 2015). “Doctor Who Pirate Planet Novelisation Announced”. GamesRadar+.
- “Doctor Who: City of Death: Amazon.co.uk: Douglas Adams, James Goss: Books”. Retrieved 21 October 2014.
- “Novelisation of Shada to be published in 2012”. doctorwhonews.net. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
- “Doctor Who News: BBC Books: Classic Novelisation reprints”. The Doctor Who News Page. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
- “Gareth Roberts on Twitter: “Bit of news: the amazingly talented @gossjam is now doing the book of City Of Death. It’ll be fantastic!““. Retrieved 21 October 2014.
- “Doctor Who News: Gareth Roberts no longer writing City of Death book”. The Doctor Who News Page. Retrieved 21 October 2014.
- Adams, Douglas; Goss, James (5 January 2017). “Doctor Who: The Pirate Planet”. BBC Digital. Retrieved 25 August 2016 – via Amazon.
- “AudioGO suspends business operations”. The Bookseller. Retrieved 2013-12-09.
- “Doctor Who News: Target re-issues in 2016”. The Doctor Who News Page.
- “Pickwick International”. Millennium Effect. Retrieved 2012-03-18.
- “BC Red (KS2) A/5C Doctor Who: The Eleventh Hour”. pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
- “BC Red (KS2) B/5B Doctor Who: The Time of Angels”. pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
- “BC Blue (KS2)/4A-B Comic: Doctor Who: Victory of the Daleks”. pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
- “BC Red (KS2)/5C-5B Comic: Doctor Who: The Lodger”. pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
- “BC Gold A/2B Sarah Jane Adventures: Judoon Afternoon”. pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
- “BC White B/2A Sarah Jane Adventures: Haunted House”. pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
- “BC White A/2A Sarah Jane Adventures: Painting Peril”. pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
- “BC Gold B/2B Sarah Jane Adventures: Blathereen Dream”. pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
- Andrew Skilleter at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- “Andrew Skilleter”. A Galaxy of Stars. Retrieved 2014-08-27.
- Andrew Skilleter, Blacklight: The Art of Andrew Skilleter, Doctor Who Books, 1995. ISBN 1-85227-415-8.
- On Target, a guide to Target novelisations
- The TARDIS Library: Books A comprehensive guide to all official & unofficial Doctor Who novelisations and other books ever published
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