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December 23rd, 1976 5 comments

Doctor Who Target novels 1976

target40Doctor Who and the Loch Ness Monster
Terrance Dicks

Why is DOCTOR WHO suddenly summoned to the shores of Loch Ness? Terror and panic spread as the third oil rig is smashed into the sea by a mysterious force… the monster?

The controlling power must be the ZYGONS—alien creatures who have lived hidden on Earth for thousands of years, and now feel strong enough to take over the planet…

The Doctor, Sarah and UNIT have different ideas—but can they outwit the supreme cunning of the ruthless ZYGONS?

Published 15 January 1976

target22DOCTOR WHO AND THE DINOSAUR INVASION
MALCOLM HULKE

The Doctor walked slowly forward into the cul-de-sac. The giant dinosaur turned its head to focus on the midget now approaching . . . the Doctor aimed his gun to fire . . . suddenly from behind came a great roar of anger. He spun round — blocking the exit from the narrow street towered a tyrannosaurus rex, its savage jaws dripping with blood . . . The Doctor and Sarah arrive back in the TARDIS to find London completely deserted — except for the dinosaurs. Has the return of these prehistoric creatures been deliberately planned and, if so, who can be behind it all?

Published 19 February 1976

target62Doctor Who and the Tenth Planet
Gerry Davis

The Sergeant blinked again. Three lights were moving towards him through the murk of the blizzard. Even as he looked, the lights changed into three tall, straight figures, clad in silver-armoured suits, advancing across the ice with a slow, deliberate step. Horror-struck, the Sergeant reached for his gun, and a stream of bullets sprayed across the marching figures.

BUT THEY CONTINUED MARCHING… The CYBERMEN have arrived. The first invasion of Earth by this invincible, fearless race— and the last thrilling adventure of the first DOCTOR WHO.

Published 19 February 1976

target33DOCTOR WHO AND THE ICE WARRIORS
BRIAN HAYLES

The world is held in the grip of a second Ice Age, and faces total destruction from the rapidly advancing glaciers.

DOCTOR WHO, with Victoria and Jamie, lands at a top scientific base in England, where they have just unearthed an ancient ICE WARRIOR.

Aliens from Mars, preserved in the ice for centuries and now revitalised, the Ice Warriors feel ready to take over… Can the Doctor overcome these warlike Martians and halt the relentless approach of the ice glaciers…?

Published 18 March 1976

target51DOCTOR WHO AND THE REVENGE OF THE CYBERMEN
TERRANCE DICKS

A mysterious plague strikes Space Beacon Nerva, killing its victims within minutes. When DOCTOR WHO lands, only four humans remain alive. One of these seems to be in league with the nearby planet of gold, Voga… Or is he in fact working for the dreaded CYBERMEN, who are now determined to finally destroy their old enemies, the VOGANS?

The Doctor, Sarah and Harry find themselves caught in the midst of a terrifying struggle to death – between the ruthless, power-hungry Cybermen and the desperate determined Vogans.

Published 20 May 1976

target27Doctor Who and the Genesis of the Daleks
Terrance Dicks

The place: Skaro
Time: The Birth of the Daleks

After a thousand years of futile war against the Thals, DAVROS has perfected the physical form that will carry his race into eternity – the dreaded DALEK. Without feeling, conscience or pity, the Dalek is programmed to EXTERMINATE. At the command of the Time Lords, DOCTOR WHO travels back through time in an effort to totally destroy this terrible menace of the future. But even the Doctor cannot always win…

Published 22 July 1976

target72DOCTOR WHO AND THE WEB OF FEAR
TERRANCE DICKS

Forty years the Yeti had been quiet – Collector’s item in a museum.

Then without warning it awoke – and savagely murdered. At about the same time patches of mist began to appear in Central London. People who lingered anytime in the mist were found dead, their faces smothered in cobwebs.

The cobweb seeped down, penetrating the Underground System. Slowly it spread… Then the Yeti reappeared, not just one but hordes, roaming the misty streets and cobwebbed tunnels, killing everyone in their path. Central London was gripped tight in a Web of Fear…

Published 19 August 1976

target57DOCTOR WHO AND THE SPACE WAR
MALCOLM HULKE

‘Doctor’ screamed Jo. ‘Look at that thing. It’s coming straight at us!’ A small, black spaceship, about a mile away, was approaching rapidly. It had no lights, no markings. But some instinct told Jo that the tiny craft meant danger. The year is 2540, and two powers loom large in the Galaxy— Earth and Draconia. After years of peace, their spaceships are now being mysteriously attacked and cargoes rifled. Each suspects the other and full-scale war seems unavoidable. The Doctor, accused of being a Draconian spy, is thrown into prison. And only when the MASTER appears on the scene do things really begin to move….

Published 23 September 1976

target46Doctor Who and the Planet of the Daleks
Terrance Dicks

The TARDIS materialises in a hostile jungle on the planet Spiridon.

Jo sets out alone to find help for the Doctor, who has fallen into a coma. She meets a party of Thals and is left in hiding aboard their crashed spaceship while they go to the Doctor’s aid.

The Time Lord, now recovered, learns of their mission to destroy a party of Daleks sent here to discover the native Spiridons’ secret of invisibility.

Published 21 October 1976

target50DOCTOR WHO AND THE PYRAMIDS OF MARS
TERRANCE DICKS

For many thousands of years SUTEKH had waited… trapped in the heart of an Egyptian Pyramid. Now at last the time had come – the moment of release, when all the force of his pent-up evil and malice would be unleashed upon the world…

The TARDIS lands on the site of UNIT headquarters in the year 1911, and the Doctor and Sarah emerge to fight a terrifying and deadly battle… against Egyptian Mummies, half-possessed humans – and the overwhelming evil power of SUTEKH!

Published 16 December 1976

Other Places of interest…

Wikipedia Resource for Target Doctor Who Novels with selectable dates, numbers and listings.

On Target A comprehensive guide to the Target novelisations including Alternative covers.


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5 comments

  • The Flying Shark

    May 25th, 2015 - 7:15pm

    I got the second printing of Invasion of the Dinosaurs today.

    Reply
  • Anonymous

    March 22nd, 2014 - 7:19am

    Doctor who and the Loch Ness monster is sooooooo good. It’s one of the best target novels I have ever read!

    Reply
  • Dalekman 12345

    August 5th, 2011 - 6:16pm

    i have the tenth planet

    Reply
  • Sontar 7

    June 1st, 2010 - 4:05pm

    I have a slightly later edition of ‘Doctor Who and the Ice Warriors’.

    Reply
  • alex

    May 15th, 2010 - 10:13am

    I HAVE GOT THE SPACE WAR!

    Reply

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