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June 14th, 2022 24 comments

Doctor Who Target 2022 The Stones of Blood

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“We won’t find Dracula hanging around the Manor. But we may find something equally disturbing…”

The Doctor is delighted when his quest for the Key to Time leads him to his favourite planet, Earth. But his friends are less enchanted: Romana is nearly lured to her death by a sinister apparition, and K9 is all but destroyed by a belligerent boulder with the power to move – and a thirst for blood.

An ancient stone circle becomes a battleground as the Doctor must outwit the deadliest alien criminal this side of hyperspace – and her bloodthirsty silicon servants…

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  • bryan

    June 14th, 2022 - 4:41pm

    This has more fizz to it than Androids of Tara. But even this looks empty, with the fizzle filling up more than it was ever meant to do.

    Be interesting to read as a book, The Audio is a good reading of dry text. Much more than Lord Terrance did. Yet i felt his were fine at the time.

    Hoping An Unearthly Child New Novel ( Nigel Robibson) could be sorted from the long protracted nightmare the Audio us in.

  • Jonathan J

    January 21st, 2022 - 7:10pm

    Am I correct? The Stones of Blood isnt a reprint of the original novel, it’s a novelisation of the audio book which is different.

    • bryan

      January 21st, 2022 - 9:25pm

      Yes Jonathan J. Both this and Androids of Tara, are new versions written by the original Author .

      Interesting take on both stories, not a great fan of Androids new version ( on Audio) but Androids is very good.

  • Peter Bowen

    January 20th, 2022 - 3:53am

    Just another point. I don’t like the fact they have changed the ‘DOCTOR WHO’ Logo for all future Target reprint publications. I wished they kept the previous Logo

    • Dave

      January 28th, 2022 - 2:56pm

      I’m a big fan of the Whittaker-era logo generally. It works really well on a variety of different bits of merch, including the CDs and Blurays. But the stacked version used on these books is ugly as sin.

    • [email protected]

      June 14th, 2022 - 2:48pm

      Wouldn’t surprise me if the logo changed again when Russell takes over.


    January 20th, 2022 - 3:46am

    I would like to see Shada in the target reprints range. Disappointed it is not coming out soon. Also would like to Paradise of Death andThe Ghosts of N-Space . Also The Pescatons.

    • Jason Z

      January 24th, 2022 - 7:27pm

      As I think has been implied on another thread here, the cancellation of Gareth Roberts makes a new version of Shada unlikely.

    • Book collector

      January 25th, 2022 - 5:10pm

      Pescatons was printed in the original target range, number 153. Paradise was no 156, printed by virgin with the target logo on the inside and ghosts was printed as the first pertwee missing adventure in 1995

    • Erato

      June 14th, 2022 - 3:38pm

      I’m listening to ‘Ghosts of N-Space’ on CD at the minute for probably the third or fourth time and I still haven’t got a clue what it’s about! Not the best.

    • Doctor Thirteenth

      June 14th, 2022 - 6:42pm

      And exploration Earth

  • Coleman

    November 26th, 2021 - 11:04am

    I’ll be interested in them if like last year Forbidden Planet (or someone else) gets hold of some signed copys again.

    • Rory

      June 15th, 2022 - 10:05am

      Sadly unlikely to get David Fisher to sign anything.

  • Daniel

    November 26th, 2021 - 10:11am

    Hoping for new series novelisations rather that reprints but the release rate is way too slow.

    • Whorules

      November 26th, 2021 - 11:05am

      I think these will mainly or all new who. And yes, way to slow. One a month would make me very happy

  • The ergon

    November 24th, 2021 - 11:26am


    • Jason Z

      November 24th, 2021 - 11:56am

      Flux! All of it!

    • Book collector

      November 24th, 2021 - 1:04pm

      I’d be very happy if was flux. There are now five so presumably there are still two more to be announced as seven seems to be the norm. I’m hoping for a target version of shada just to complete the classic era target range.

    • Jay

      November 24th, 2021 - 3:35pm

      It might just stay at five, one for each of the modern era doctors, though a target version of Shada would be good.

    • Rory

      November 25th, 2021 - 3:08pm

      Book Collector, Shada is still unlikely with Gareth Roberts being persona non grata.

      I’m hoping for novelisations of the new audio adaptations (Stones of Blood, Androids of Tara, and Unearthly Child). The audios have already been written, so it would be a cinch to publish them.

    • Book collector

      November 25th, 2021 - 6:51pm

      Unearthly child is unlikely as it’s tied up in complicated copyright issues. Shada could be published as the original is still in print. They could also just get James Goss to do (yet) another version as a target one would be closer to the original version than the novel would be anyway. Fisher’s stones and android I’d be happy with but I’d still like uncle Terrance’s versions to be made available again too.

    • Jason Z

      November 25th, 2021 - 9:28pm

      I think what Rory meant was that Roberts would not be allowed to slim down his own version of Shada to a Target-sized reprint, as was done with Goss’s Adam’s adaptations. The full version would be much too long for Target, I imagine. But yes I guess that another person might take on the job.

  • MJS

    November 24th, 2021 - 11:00am

    These letters are all very intriguing, aren’t they?

    • Children of davros

      November 24th, 2021 - 11:58am

      As far as I remember the last set had code letters as well and they didn’t correspond to the books in anyway.

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