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Doctor Who Magazine Special Print The Legend

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This lavish, 116-page bookazine is the essential guide to novelisations – hardback, paperback and audio adaptations of television stories.

Highlights include profiles of leading authors, a section on collecting rarities, a look at the recording of the audiobooks and a tribute to illustrator Chris Achilléos. Exclusives include a previously unpublished extract from The Enemy of the World, the book that legendary Doctor Who writer David Whitaker was working on before his death in 1980.

“The first of these books was published in 1964, and there have been 223 to date,” says editor Marcus Hearn. “This special issue includes details on every single one, with cover illustrations, information about reprints, foreign-language editions and much more.”

Each issue of Print the Legend comes with a free CD audiobook, randomly selected from the BBC Audiobooks Doctor Who range.

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  • Bill Silver

    June 8th, 2024 - 3:00pm

    A very well put together special. But I wish the amazing artwork had been on the cover as well as the bag it comes in.

  • Monsterry

    June 8th, 2024 - 2:39pm

    I got mine too today…Enlightenment CD in nice case. The mag looks comprehensive. A good purchase

  • Christian Newton

    June 8th, 2024 - 1:10pm

    Received my copy this morning and was surprised to receive 4-cd copy of ‘’The Witchfinders’ in a CD jewel case. Presumed the audio cd would come in a cheap cardboard sleeve. Bookazine is also very nice, though i’ve only had a quick browse through so far.

  • Michael Parsons

    June 5th, 2024 - 9:15pm


    • Daniel Seymour

      June 7th, 2024 - 1:41pm

      Unless we get another 100 or so Target novels released over the next year (unlikley) this is the only one. It seems to have replaced the slot for the Chronicles release this quarter. Have the Chronicles now ended?

  • Mark Lightfoot

    May 31st, 2024 - 7:04pm

    I think you can subscribe to the Doctor who bookazines through different websites

  • Robert Sienicki

    May 28th, 2024 - 8:02am

    I wonder if there will be a downloadable audiobook for the digital edition.

    • Daniel Seymour

      May 30th, 2024 - 8:28am

      Its a possibility, perhaps linked in with Audible. I wondered this as well as I get my mags digitally. Being picky, some of those free audiobooks shown are technically not novelisations. Not to worry as I already have all the audio Targets released so far, and wonderful they are too.

  • Cheuk

    May 26th, 2024 - 10:16am

    When is this issue published?

    • booboo

      May 26th, 2024 - 10:25am


    • F D R

      June 3rd, 2024 - 10:13am

      D DAY …6 OF JUNE

  • Dave

    May 24th, 2024 - 1:53pm

    Glad they’ve included my four favourite Doctors on the cover, Patrick Troughton, David Tennant, Eric Idle and Paul Jones as Uncle Jack.

    • Andy R

      May 24th, 2024 - 1:55pm

      That made me chuckle Dave, i thought i was the only one who remembered Paul Jones as Uncle Jack !

    • Shaun

      May 24th, 2024 - 4:53pm

      This comment made me think of that wonderful letter in the early days of DWM when the correspondent said they didn’t like the second cover illustration for The Three Doctors Target novel as Jon Pertwee looked too old, Patrick Troughton looked too bad and William Hartnell looked too Welsh!

    • rich

      May 24th, 2024 - 5:53pm

      Shaun I still chuckle at that!

  • Adam

    May 24th, 2024 - 11:02am

    Does anyone know if this special is included with the DWM subscription?

    • Alberto Frog

      May 24th, 2024 - 12:21pm

      The bookazines are not included in subscriptions.

  • bryan

    May 24th, 2024 - 10:56am

    Having just got,a few weeks ago,The Fabulous legend that is TOM BAKER special Edition, This is hot on its heels, so I assume,this is The bookazine issue that we subscribers have to buy separately?

    This sounds very much like a 116 page version of the Free to download BASED ON THE POPULAR BBC TELEVISION SERIAL by Paul MC Smith ,which is Gorgeous. So this I imagine will be awesome.

    • David Goldberg

      May 24th, 2024 - 8:50pm

      @Bryan – The bookazines are not included in subscriptions.

  • Darren

    May 24th, 2024 - 10:00am

    Any idea if this will be sold in WHSmith?

    • DeliveryRus

      May 24th, 2024 - 10:32am

      They normally are just not in every whs

      It’s £11.99

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