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March 16th, 2018 10 comments

Doctor Who: City of Death (Target Collection)

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The classic Doctor Who story, abridged by James Goss from his original novelisation of the 1979 episode by Douglas Adams and David Fisher.

Meet the new Doctor Who classics.

The key to Earth’s destruction lies buried in its past.

Visiting Paris in 1979, the Doctor and Romana’s hopes for a holiday are soon shattered by armed thugs, a suave and dangerous Count, a plot to steal the Mona Lisa and a world-threatening experiment with time.

Teaming up with a British detective, the Time Lords discover that a ruthless alien plot hatched in Earth’s pre-history has reached its final stage. If Scaroth, last of the Jagaroth, cannot be stopped then the human race is history, along with all life on Earth…

Categorised under: Books, Story books


  • toptimelord

    May 15th, 2018 - 11:01am

    Now this is some of the nicest Doctor Who merchandise I have seen in a long time! I will definitely be purchasing the whole set of these classy novels!

  • Tim M

    April 12th, 2018 - 12:25pm

    This is the only book in the collection I want. ‘City of Death’ is an all time favourite story of mine.

  • Ian zygon

    April 11th, 2018 - 11:24pm

    I have just read this version. I think the story is better. Than its first release. Not much cut out. It’s tightened it up. This is the best version by James gross.The story flows more easily. It’s a great read.

  • Stephen

    March 17th, 2018 - 10:11am

    Love the cover but I don’t like the inclusion of the names of Douglas Adams and David Fisher. They didn’t write the book and it’s different to all of the other novelisations over the years (apart from Shada and Pirate Planet). I’m guessing it’s a contractual condition, perhaps? I do feel that the book titles should be larger too!

  • Waterloo Curve

    March 16th, 2018 - 10:46pm

    Of all the April releases, if I had to pick one title to buy, this’d be it.

  • Andrew

    March 16th, 2018 - 5:13pm

    Hmm, “abridged”

    • Whorules

      March 16th, 2018 - 7:10pm

      The fact that it is an abridged version was included in the original announcement. I’d have preferred a straight reprint myself, but I’m going to get this as I’m a book collector.

    • Waterloo Curve

      March 16th, 2018 - 10:47pm

      I shall try and follow the DVD reading this, to see how faithful it is. Looking forward to it.

    • Whorules

      March 17th, 2018 - 12:43am

      This has been out for 3 years now. This version is just shorter. Mind i never was bothered by whether a target book was faithful to the original story. Often those that were tweaked were the best ones. I found this novel close enough to be recognised but different enough to be interesting. Just be interesting to see how much is cut.

  • Whorules

    March 16th, 2018 - 1:16pm

    Brilliant cover!


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