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Doctor Who BBC Books: The Monster Collection

Doctor Who BBC Books: The Monster Collection

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books-mc-0Doctor Who: Corpse Marker: The Monster Collection Edition

The Doctor and Leela arrive on the planet Kaldor, where they find a society dependent on benign and obedient robots.

But they have faced these robots before, on a huge Sandminer in the Kaldor desert, and know they are not always harmless servants.

The only other people who know the truth are the three survivors from that Sandminer – and now they are being picked off one by one. The twisted genius behind that massacre is dead, but someone is developing a new, deadlier breed of robots.

This time, unless the Doctor and Leela can stop them, they really will destroy the world.

An adventure featuring the Fourth Doctor, as played by Tom Baker, and his companion Leela

books-mc-1Doctor Who: Shakedown: The Monster Collection Edition

For thousands of years the Sontarans and the Rutans have fought a brutal war across the galaxy.

Now the Sontarans have a secret plan to destroy the Rutan race – a secret plan the Doctor is racing against time to uncover. Only one Rutan spy knows the Sontarans’ plan.

As he is chased through the galaxy in a desperate bid for his life, he reaches the planet Sentarion – where Professor Bernice Summerfield’s research into the history of the Sontaran-Rutan war is turning into an explosive reality.

An adventure featuring the Seventh Doctor, as played by Sylvester McCoy

books-mc-2Doctor Who: Sting of the Zygons: The Monster Collection Edition

The TARDIS lands the Doctor and Martha in the Lake District in 1909, where a small village has been terrorised by a giant, scaly monster. The search is on for the elusive ‘Beast of Westmorland’, and explorers, naturalists and hunters from across the country are descending on the fells. King Edward VII himself is on his way to join the search, with a knighthood for whoever finds the Beast.

But there is a more sinister presence at work in the Lakes than a mere monster on the rampage, and the Doctor is soon embroiled in the plans of an old and terrifying enemy. And as the hunters become the hunted, a desperate battle of wits begins – with the future of the entire world at stake.

An adventure featuring the Tenth Doctor, as played by David Tennant, and his companion Martha

books-mc-3Doctor Who: Prisoner of the Daleks: The Monster Collection Edition

The Daleks are advancing, their empire constantly expanding.

The battles rage on across countless solar systems – and the Doctor finds himself stranded on board a starship near the frontline with a group of ruthless bounty hunters.

Earth Command will pay these hunters for every Dalek they kill, every eyestalk they bring back as proof.

With the Doctor’s help, the bounty hunters achieve the ultimate prize: a Dalek prisoner – intact, powerless, and ready for interrogation.

But with the Daleks, nothing is what it seems, and no one is safe. Before long the tables will be turned, and how will the Doctor survive when he becomes a prisoner of the Daleks? An adventure featuring the Tenth Doctor, as played by David Tennant

books-mc-4Doctor Who: The Scales of Injustice: The Monster Collection Edition

When a boy goes missing and a policewoman starts drawing cave paintings, the Doctor suspects the Silurians are back. With the Brigadier distracted by questions about UNIT funding and problems at home, the Doctor swears his assistant Liz Shaw to secrecy and investigates alone.

But Liz has enquiries of her own, teaming up with a journalist to track down people who don’t exist. What is the mysterious Glasshouse, and why is it so secret?

As the Silurians wake from their ancient slumber, the Doctor, Liz and the Brigadier are caught up in a conspiracy to exploit UNIT’s achievements – a conspiracy that reaches deep into the heart of the British Government.

An adventure featuring the Third Doctor, as played by Jon Pertwee, his companion Liz Shaw and UNIT

books-mc-5Doctor Who: Illegal Alien: The Monster Collection Edition

The Blitz is at its height. As the Luftwaffe bomb London, Cody McBride, ex-pat American private eye, sees a sinister silver sphere crash-land. He glimpses something emerging from within.

The military dismiss his account of events – the sphere must be a new German secret weapon that has malfunctioned in some way. What else could it be?

Arriving amid the chaos, the Doctor and Ace embark on a trail that brings them face to face with hidden Nazi agents, and encounter some very old enemies.

An adventure featuring the Seventh Doctor, as played by Sylvester McCoy, and his companion Ace

books-mc-6Doctor Who: Touched by an Angel: The Monster Collection Edition

‘The past is like a foreign country. Nice to visit, but you really wouldn’t want to live there.’

In 2003, Rebecca Whitaker died in a road accident. Her husband Mark is still grieving. He receives a battered envelope, posted eight years earlier, containing a set of instructions with a simple message: ‘You can save her.’

As Mark is given the chance to save Rebecca, it’s up to the Doctor, Amy and Rory to save the whole world. Because this time the Weeping Angels are using history itself as a weapon.

An adventure featuring the Eleventh Doctor, as played by Matt Smith, and his companions Amy and Rory

books-mc-7Doctor Who: The Sands of Time: The Monster Collection Edition

The Doctor is in Victorian London with Nyssa and Tegan – a city shrouded in mystery. When Nyssa is kidnapped in the British Museum, the Doctor and Tegan have to unlock the answers to a series of ancient questions.

Their quest leads them across continents and time as an ancient Egyptian prophecy threatens future England. To save Nyssa, the Doctor must foil the plans of the mysterious Sadan Rassul. But as mummies stalk the night, an ancient terror stirs in its tomb.

An adventure featuring the Fifth Doctor, as played by Peter Davison, and his companions Nyssa and Tegan

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  • The Flying Shark

    July 9th, 2017 - 7:16pm

    Got Sting of the Zygons yesterday from a charity shop for £2!

    • The Flying Shark

      March 9th, 2018 - 7:43am

      Since then, I have added to the collection with Corpse Marker (1.99 from Oxfam), Scales of Injustice and Shakedown (2.99 each from a book clearance centre).

  • Petit Dalek

    March 25th, 2014 - 8:00pm

    Ces livres sont-ils disponibles en français ? Combien font-ils de pages ? Sont-ils faciles à traduire ?

    • Trenzalore

      March 25th, 2014 - 8:06pm

      They might be. I think they’re about 300 pages. They’re probably quite hard to translate (depends how good you are).(sorry I can’t translate to French, hope you understand this 🙂 )

    • Petit Dalek

      March 25th, 2014 - 8:17pm

      Grâce à google traduction, oui. Ils pourraient l’être ? … Bientôt ? Ils comptent les publier en français ? merci pour la très rapide réponse 😉

    • The Living Shadow

      March 25th, 2014 - 8:18pm

      Ils pourraient l’être. Je pense qu’ils sont environ 300 pages. Ils sont probablement très difficile à traduire (dépend comment vous êtes bon)

    • Trenzalore

      March 25th, 2014 - 8:23pm

      Same with me 😆 . I’m not sure if they’ll release them in French though… Maybe have a look round the internet…

    • Dalek fan12345

      March 25th, 2014 - 8:27pm

      living shadow you can speak french 😎 !

    • booboo

      March 25th, 2014 - 8:29pm

      je peux demander française ainsi, ne pas souvent besoin de l’utiliser ici

      я могу говорить и очень жидкости России

    • Trenzalore

      March 25th, 2014 - 8:33pm

      Ooh Russian too booboo… lol

    • Dalek fan12345

      March 25th, 2014 - 8:34pm

      wow we love are langages hear dont we!!!

    • the astronaut of death

      March 25th, 2014 - 9:27pm

      I love judo on the most

      Sco so Jo no lo co co no to oh go too to

      MO HO

    • Dalek fan12345

      March 25th, 2014 - 9:32pm

      sko fro jo co go, fro o lo jo ko. ma ho!!!

  • The TARDIS

    December 21st, 2013 - 8:04am

    Why do they have to put the new series monsters on the cover? It’s ridiculous, same as the Monster Collection DVDs, it won’t make kids any more likely to buy them if it has a new series monster on the cover. They’ll buy it because it’s Doctor Who!

    • Jaffa Cakes

      December 21st, 2013 - 4:41pm

      If the covers are anything to go by, then Sands of Time has proven why. Low quality images. Also, kids won’t buy “because it’s Doctor Who”. They will need to see something that is of relevance to them, which isn’t just the Doctor Who logo.

    • andy

      December 22nd, 2013 - 11:43am

      The fact is the BBC are going to use images relevant to today’s kids.If you put a picture of a classic Silurian on the cover,chances are a kid wouldnt have a clue what it is.

    • andy

      December 22nd, 2013 - 11:45am

      And also,the period (from the Sontarans standpoint) that the story takes place,they may well have began wearing the new series armor

  • the eternal doctor

    December 16th, 2013 - 4:02pm

    I have got some questions

    are they on the bbc shop?
    I can not find them

    are they going to be in book shops?
    (waterstones and whs smith)

    how much are they?

    • Adam Sumnall

      December 16th, 2013 - 11:11pm

      They are £8

    • Cara

      December 19th, 2013 - 4:06pm

      I’ve been looking for them on amazon and wh smith but can’t find them now I know how much they are and are they out now or have you got to preorder them

  • the eternal doctor

    December 16th, 2013 - 3:51pm

    they look awsome

  • Thomas Jennings

    December 15th, 2013 - 2:19pm

    I love the designs- a lot of them have a different ‘era’s’ design than the story’s creatures within the book…but, you know, wibbley-wobbley-timey-wimey…surely the Doc can sometimes face old/future incarnations of monsters like he can, sometimes, meet old/future versions of himself? I like the idea of the 7th meeting cybus cybermen and the 3rd meeting the modern silurians…

    • Anonymous

      December 15th, 2013 - 8:35pm

      Yes that is possible for a past Doctor to meet a new series style monster, however the reason that people are getting upset is because there the wrong type.

      For example…

      Illegal Alien is the Wheel in Space style Cybermen
      Shakedown is the Two Doctors style Sontarans
      Scales of Injustice is the Warriors of the Deep style Silurians
      Sting of the Zygons is the Tom Baker style Zygons

      Hope I helped a bit!

    • Thomas Jennings

      December 17th, 2013 - 3:39pm

      Ah…thanks. I’ve never read these books I’m ashamed to say- ’bout time I did! It would make a great episode for us fans if the Doctor met old series versions of some of his monsters- it won’t happen but, if it did,…wow! Of course, he almost/sort of did in Asylum of the Daleks…or, at least, the old dalek designs were just within shot in the background!

    • Confused

      December 31st, 2013 - 11:32am

      Why are people saying that the Shakedown Sontarans could be new series design or Two Doctors design??? The Shakedown Sontarans should look like Shakedown Sontarans… you know… the one’s from the video from which this book was adapted & expanded.

  • celestial toymaker

    December 15th, 2013 - 11:34am

    Awesome definitely getting these

  • DroneDalek

    December 15th, 2013 - 10:53am

    Its good that they are bringing back some old books so that fans can get them if they have not got them.

  • Will

    December 15th, 2013 - 10:37am

    I’ve always been a bigger fan of the Daleks than the Cybermen. The Daleks are my favourite TV villain but I have to say, the Cybermen cover is the creepiest looking book cover I’ve seen in a while.

  • Cyberleader1010

    December 15th, 2013 - 10:04am

    My favourites are Shakedown, Illegal Alien, Sting of the Zygons and Sands of Time. I think I will get Shakedown first.

  • Doc Who

    December 15th, 2013 - 9:40am

    Wow lovely covers I need these!! I still haven’t completed my 50th reprints with the Doctors!!

  • Sam Bentley

    December 15th, 2013 - 8:34am

    I must say – I am loving the fact they are re-releasing all these classic Who books. It is nice to be able to purchase some books that don’t only feature Matt or David and instead ones for other Doctors, such as Sylvester. I have all the 50th collection books – and I look forward to buying these after Christmas when I have a bit more money.

  • Mandrelcheese

    December 15th, 2013 - 8:33am

    Nice that these are being reissued. Sting of the Zygons is brilliant. (although I might be a bit biased since I sent the author some fan mail when I was 6 and he replied really quickly)


    December 15th, 2013 - 8:29am

    Some of the covers need changing, as they feature the wrong versions of an enemy when it comes to the the stories involving classic Doctors.

    ‘Shakedown’ should feature a classic series Sontaran, as they was never shown in their blue uniforms until they first met the 10th Doctor.

    ‘Scales of Injustice’ should feature a classic series Silurian, as the 3rd Doctor never met the mask wearing, gun totting, clothed female versions until his 11th incarnation.

    ‘Illigal Alien’ should have an 80’s Cyberman on the cover, as the 7th Doctor never met the


      December 15th, 2013 - 8:31am

      original new series Cybermen until his 10th incarnation.

      I’ll make an exception for ‘Sands of Time’, as the 5th Doctor might have encountered Mummy Robot’s, even thou it was the 4th Doctor we see meet them in ‘Pyramids of Mars’.

    • LG

      December 15th, 2013 - 9:11am

      Actually, the cover should have the ones from ‘The Wheel in Space’ as it is that model he encounters in the novel, and they were on the original cover. As for Shakedown, it is open to interpretation as in the spin off under the same name, the Sontarans have an entirely different uniform than anything seen on Doctor Who! Blimey that was a mouthful!

  • The TARDIS

    December 15th, 2013 - 8:25am

    I think it’s probably important to note that some books like Corpse Marker are not really kid friendly!

    • celestial toymaker

      December 15th, 2013 - 11:32am

      Its not just for kids

    • The TARDIS

      December 21st, 2013 - 8:02am

      Yeah, but these will probably be bought by young Doctor Who fans. These were written for older fans, unlike the new series novels.

  • Mr Evil Fez

    December 15th, 2013 - 7:35am

    I love the covers! I like the Sirulian one the most.

    • Nathanwho

      December 15th, 2013 - 8:24am

      I like it as well!

    • doc fan

      December 15th, 2013 - 12:05pm

      I like the zygon one best!

  • Al

    December 15th, 2013 - 1:16am

    Remember: anyone who has these (including the rare Shakedown that I’ve seen selling for about 50 bucks in the original), these are not aimed at you. And the more of these reissues the better as we get more of the ore-BBC Books volumes back in circulation. I’ll likely buy most of these.

  • Sam Bentley

    December 15th, 2013 - 12:05am

    These look awesome! May have to buy them all (maybe not TBaA as I have the original release.)

  • The POW

    December 15th, 2013 - 12:00am

    You can now buy the 50th anniversary re release novels for all 11 doctors in the works. £1..99 each or 3 for £5. I suspect these might end up in there as well in about 6 months so I’ll hang on till then .

  • TheWhomobile

    December 14th, 2013 - 11:33pm

    Would it have been so bad to have used the proper monsters on the covers?

  • matparks08

    December 14th, 2013 - 10:55pm

    Shame too that there isn’t one for each Doctor like the last re-releases. Not sure what Doctor 1 could have been, but 2 could have been Twilight of the Gods with the Zarbi, 6 could have been Synthespians with the Autons and 8 could have been Dying Days with the Ice Warriors.

    • JB

      March 11th, 2014 - 1:18am

      The closest I can come up with for the First Doctor is Eleventh Tiger, which is heavily implied, but never stated to feature the Mandragora Helix. That cover could be the hood and mask of a Demnos cultist.

      The Second Doctor could be The Final Sanction. It would be cool to see half the cover taken up by a walking armoured shark!

      For all the comments about how the monsters on the covers don’t match up with the ones in the books, it’s supposed to make the books easier to market. More people know a modern Silurian than the 70’s ones.

  • Sebatron

    December 14th, 2013 - 10:37pm

    I think I’ll just get the Dalek one because I already have the original Weeping Angel one. But then again I might get the Zygon one.


    December 14th, 2013 - 10:19pm

    Wrong Silurian and Cyberman used on the 3rd Doctor and 7th Doctor books!

  • matparks08

    December 14th, 2013 - 10:12pm

    Apologies for this but these covers make me sick!! For anyone who got the originals first time round (in some cases) Illegal Alien is 7th Doctor with ‘Wheel in Space’ Cybermen….Scales of Justice is 3rd Doctor Silurians….I know that this has been done to sell it to the new audience but not happy. Story wise though it’s good to be able to get them a bit more cheaply that they are now and Corpse Marker is a classic.

    • Anonymous

      December 14th, 2013 - 10:20pm

      I don’t think I’ll get these as I don’t really like the covers and I’ve gotten most of them!

  • videogamemad00

    December 14th, 2013 - 9:52pm

    Nice covers but I doubt I will get them.

  • Nathan

    December 14th, 2013 - 9:43pm

    Wish they would release new books and not ones I already have 🙁 covers are cool though

  • Jamie

    December 14th, 2013 - 9:22pm

    Cool! Nice covers!

  • Meddler65

    December 14th, 2013 - 9:10pm

    Urrrgh, they have those awful new Sontarans and Silurians on the covers.

  • I Froze Gallifrey

    December 14th, 2013 - 9:04pm

    Too awesome!


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