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January 12th, 2021 24 comments

Doctor Who Revelation of the Daleks Target Paperback

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The Doctor and Peri land on the planet Necros to visit the funerary home Tranquil Repose – where the dead are interred and the near-dead placed in suspended animation until such time as their conditions can be cured.

But the Great Healer of Tranquil Repose is far from benign. Under his command, Daleks guard the catacombs where sickening experiments are conducted on human bodies. The new life he offers the dying comes at a terrible cost – and the Doctor and Peri are being lured into a trap that will change them forever.

At last, the only classic-era Doctor Who adventure never to be novelised is here, and by the author of the original script, Eric Saward.

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  • Ian Cotterill

    January 12th, 2021 - 9:24pm

    I do not regret buying the original hardbacks of ‘Resurrection’ and ‘Revelation’, but I definitely prefer the cover art of these Target versions.

    • Anonymous

      January 12th, 2021 - 10:24pm

      I’m not keen on the books, revelation is an ok read but I didnt like resurrection however I’m still getting these and will read them again. Covers are glorious. Love the pirate one. And two volumes of Terrance in August!

    • Ian Cotterill

      January 13th, 2021 - 9:49pm

      The novelisation of ‘Revelation’ was certainly better written than ‘Resurrection’.

  • Day Dalek Gold

    January 12th, 2021 - 6:13pm

    This is what I have been looking forward to.

  • Anonymous

    January 12th, 2021 - 2:55pm

    Dimensions in Time will not be in novel form. It has rights held with two parties BBC Children in Need and Eastenders. Also it was too short. You can find it on YouTube. Other titles in the series look interesting. I would like An Unearthly Child get a re-release

    • Anonymous

      January 12th, 2021 - 4:22pm

      Yes dimension won’t be done due to copyright issues and contracts at the time. Personally I’d like all of the old target books reprinted! One old and one new every month would keep me happy in these trying times!

  • Anonymous

    January 12th, 2021 - 12:54pm


  • bryan

    January 12th, 2021 - 11:46am

    ooh those Daleks look lovely, swirling about in all the strands & swirls around them. Shame CB is based on a publicity shot, but then many Target covers were of course.

    Cant wait for theese, Thankful we are getting them at all, in the current climate .

    • Anonymous

      January 12th, 2021 - 12:36pm

      I agree Bryan I was so disappointed when they were delayed. Love this cover

  • Hi

    December 10th, 2019 - 9:20pm

    For wave 3 ideas i would choose
    2-dimensions in time
    3-bad wolf/parting of the ways
    4-army of ghosts/doomsday
    5-pandorica opens/Big Bang
    6-world enough time/the doctor falls
    8-scream of the shalka
    9-death comes to time
    10-real time

    • TARDISGuy

      December 11th, 2019 - 1:50am

      I highly doubt they’ll reprint Shada because it’s written by Gareth Roberts, who BBC Books have basically washed their hands of.

    • The Flying Shark

      December 11th, 2019 - 7:49am

      I wonder what they’ll do about the novelisations of his TV episodes then? There’s no way they would let Roberts write them after his controversy, but he seemed very annoyed at being fired so maybe he won’t let anyone else have the rights?

    • Anonymous

      December 11th, 2019 - 10:10am

      Dimensions won’t be novelised there are issues over rights with it. It isn’t allowed to be released in anyway as far as I know. Death is problematic as it isn’t part of the canon. It contradicts the main TV series and it’s awful! Real time is linked to big finish and I believe that will have copyright issues. Scream is an alternative doctor book and for me isn’t a target book story. The issue with roberts will be interesting. The BBC didn’t have much choice considering his rather unpleasant attitudes (not repeating anything he spouted here) if he refuses to do them himself, presuming he’s allowed or if he refuses permission for anyone else to do them then fine. Nothing we can do about it and he becomes the adams/saward of the new who era. My way of thinking is that if somebody does his stories at least he’d get some money rather than none.

    • bryan

      January 13th, 2021 - 7:13pm

      The problem is not that Dimensions cant not be produced, or released. Its the cost. the Charity can see the money in these, and its very expensiveto clear them. If they were able to pay,, then they would.

      HI.. erm HI . toomany RTD episodes in there, he might do one a year if you asked nicely.

      As there wont be any Target versions to do( shada excepted) , I wonder if we get 5 or 6 new books next year?

      Dont forget there is an Exclusive FREE Target book with next months DWM .

    • Anonymous

      January 13th, 2021 - 7:18pm

      Bryan I believe Russell Davies has already said he won’t be doing any more books. I think it was shortly after the release of rose. I’m sure there are plenty of authors who’d jump at the chance to do stories. I saw there is an exclusive target book in the next magazine. Wonder if it’s an old book from the previous releases or can I hope for a space/Time adaptation!

    • Ian Cotterill

      January 13th, 2021 - 9:51pm

      I’d certainly like ‘Parting of the Ways’ to be novelised, being my favourite story of the new series. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    December 10th, 2019 - 6:05pm

    Not perfect but a huge improvement on resurrection. Looking forward to a target version of this now. Will happily read this again

  • Hi

    November 12th, 2019 - 9:20pm


    • Anonymous

      November 12th, 2019 - 9:48pm

      That’s what was originally announced, that the two dalek hardbacks would be target paperbacks

  • Anonymous

    November 12th, 2019 - 7:43pm

    This is much better book than resurrection. Not perfect, but much more enjoyable and better written.

  • Sean Bassett

    November 12th, 2019 - 7:04pm

    HA! This means the other Target paperbacks can’t be this! The untitled ones must be New Series novelizations!

    • Anonymous

      November 12th, 2019 - 7:36pm

      Or reprints

    • David Havers

      December 10th, 2019 - 9:02pm

      Dalek, Crimson Horror and The Witchfinders and the TV Movie are the other new Target books announced earlier.

    • Anonymous

      December 14th, 2019 - 2:44am

      Sean’s comment was made before the announcement of the titles

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