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October 14th, 2019 14 comments

Doctor Who Target 1 Paperback

Available to order from

Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: BBC Books (18 Jun. 2020)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1785945025
ISBN-13: 978-1785945021

Categorised under: Books, Story books


  • Deva Loka

    October 14th, 2019 - 10:58pm

    Could it be a re-written Target version of The Pirate Planet? City Of Death was re-written to fit into the Target range, so possibly the same could be happening with The Pirate Planet.

    • Sean Bassett

      October 15th, 2019 - 2:35pm

      If it is, it better not mean no more new series novelizations.

    • Anonymous

      October 15th, 2019 - 4:21pm

      Wouldn’t mind if it was pirate or even a cut down shada. And I’ve said this before, two of them are going to be the Eric saward books. I wish Sean would stop being so focused on new who. I’ll be happy with old or new.

  • Sean Bassett

    October 14th, 2019 - 1:00pm

    PLEASE let this be a new series novelization.

    • Anonymous

      October 14th, 2019 - 2:36pm

      Two of these will be the paperbacks of the Eric saward dalek novels. Which considering how terrible resurrection was is a shame

    • Sean Bassett

      October 14th, 2019 - 2:44pm

      Hopefully not. We don’t need both paperback versions of already released books at the same time. I’d rather they spread them out, have one in this batch and one the year after.

    • Anonymous

      October 14th, 2019 - 3:05pm

      That’s what was confirmed earlier this year that both would be out in 2020. Hopefully the third book is a new series novel and hopefully there are others to be announced but I’d even e happy with classic target reprints.

    • Sean Bassett

      October 14th, 2019 - 3:11pm

      I wouldn’t. I’d like new series novelizations or nothing.

    • Anonymous

      October 14th, 2019 - 5:10pm

      You do realize that without the original target novels there would be no new ones? Lots of others will happily buy reprints so don’t just assume that only you matter

    • Sean Bassett

      October 14th, 2019 - 6:41pm

      I know I’m not the only person that matters, but I just think Target reprints are lazy when there’s so many new series stories yet to be novelised. They have two options – either get the original writers, or hire somebody else to novelise them – so it’s not like they have to wait for the actual episodes’ writers to write them.

    • Anonymous

      October 15th, 2019 - 4:22pm

      Target reprints are not lazy, they have been out of print for nearly 30 years. It’s time they were back

    • Deva Loka

      October 15th, 2019 - 5:41pm

      It’s a wee bit frustrating that these have been listed on Amazon without the titles being named. The people submitting the info to Amazon must surely know what the titles are or they wouldn’t be submitting the info in the first place. Why the secrecy? Why not just say they’re new series titles / Target reprints / Pirate, Shada, Resurrection, Revelation. But no, being Doctor Who the powers that be have to whip the fans up into a frenzy first.

      I can’t see them being reprints of previous Target novels as the page counts are listed as 208.

      I’d be over the moon if these were new series titles because it’s high time that more were released. I’m surprised that The Doctor’s Wife hasn’t appeared yet given that Neil Gaiman said in a DWM interview not long after it was screened that he wanted to novelist it. Surely that one is a matter of time. Plus Mark Gatiss was always a prolific writer for the BBC Books/New Adventures so I’m sure he’s probably scribbling away in whatever free time he has, being a very busy chap.

      Russell T Davies’ book of ‘Rose’ was a triumph when that was released, (easily the best of the 4, in my opinion) so more like that would be so welcome.

      The range surely needs a writer or two with the time and ability to dive in and novelise the post 2005 stories in their entirety. There is a market there as Doctor Who fans are completists, and with the amount of stories since the revival 14 years ago those writers could happily pop out one or two titles per month for several years to come. Keep the fans happy!

    • booboo

      October 15th, 2019 - 6:05pm

      i believe its the info available when the ISBN numbers are allotted or a general “forthcoming” order forms are sent out and many sites list them with just that information.

      It may well be no further info can be given at this time.

    • Crosby

      October 15th, 2019 - 8:41pm

      Yeah I would love new series novelisations

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