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December 23rd, 1974 3 comments

Doctor Who Target novels 1974

target6DOCTOR WHO AND THE AUTON INVASION
TERRANCE DICKS

In this, the first adventure of his third ‘incarnation’, DOCTOR WHO, Liz Shaw and the Brigadier grapple with the nightmarish invasion of the AUTONS – living, giantsized, plastic-modelled ‘humans’ with no hair and sightless eyes; waxwork replicas and tailors’ dummies whose murderous behaviour is directed by the NESTENE CONSCIOUSNESS – a malignant, squid-like monster of cosmic proportions and indescribably hideous appearance.

Published 17 January 1974

target9DOCTOR WHO AND THE CAVE-MONSTERS
MALCOLM HULKE
Illustrated by Chris Achilleos

All is not well at the Wenley Moor underground atomic research station: there are unaccountable losses of power-output; nervous breakdowns amongst the staff; and then—a death!

UNIT is called in and the Brigadier is soon joined by DOCTOR WHO and Liz Shaw in a tense and exciting adventure with subterranean reptile men—SILURIANS— and a 40 ft. high Tyrannosaurus rex, the biggest, most savage mammal which ever trod the earth!

Published 17 January 1974

target18DOCTOR WHO AND THE DAY OF THE DALEKS
TERRANCE DICKS

Mysterious humans from 22nd-century Earth ‘time-jump’ back into the 20th century so as to assassinate a highranking diplomat on whom the peace of the world depends. DOCTOR WHO, Jo Grant and the Brigadier are soon called in to investigate.

Jo is accidentally transported forward to the 22nd century; the Doctor follows, eventually to be captured by his oldest and deadliest enemy – the DALEKS! Having submitted the Doctor to the fearful Mind Analysis Machine, the DALEKS plan a ‘time-jump’ attack on Earth in the 20th century!…

Published April 1974

target23aDOCTOR WHO AND THE DOOMSDAY WEAPON
MALCOLM HULKE

The evil MASTER has stolen the Time Lords’ file on the horrifying DOOMSDAY WEAPON with which, when he finds it, he can blast whole planets out of existence and
make himself ruler of the Galaxy!

The Time Lords direct DOCTOR WHO and Jo Grant in their TARDIS to a bleak planet in the year 2471 where they find colonists from Earth under threat from mysterious, savage, monster lizards with frightful claws! And hidden upon this planet is the DOOMSDAY WEAPON for which the MASTER is intently searching…

Published April 1974

target15Doctor Who and the Dæmons
Barry Letts

The Doctor becomes alarmed on seeing television coverage of an archaeological dig by a Professor Horner into an ancient barrow near the village of Devil’s End. He hurries to the scene with Jo.

The Master is posing as the local vicar, Mr Magister, and using black magic rituals to summon Azal, the last of a race known as the Dæmons, whose miniaturised spaceship is buried within the barrow. Benton and Yates arrive in a UNIT helicopter but, before the Brigadier and his troops can join them, a heat barrier appears and cuts the village off from the outside world.

Published 17 October 1974

target54Doctor Who and the Sea-Devils
Malcolm Hulke

Arrested after the events at Devil’s End, the Master has been incarcerated at a top-security prison on a remote island off the south coast of England. When the Doctor and Jo Grant pay a visit to their old enemy, they find him a reformed character.

But can the spate of mysterious shipping accidents and garbled reports of sea monsters in the local area really be a coincidence? The Doctor soon finds himself pitted against the Sea Devils, an ancient race of reptiles intent on eliminating Mankind and reclaiming the Earth for themselves.

Published 17 October 1974

target1DOCTOR WHO AND THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMEN
TERRANCE DICKS
Illustrated by Alan Willow

A single blow from the giant, hairy paw smashes the explorer to the ground. Terrified, he flees from the monster’s glowing eyes and savage fangs… Why are the peaceful Yeti now spreading death and destruction?

And what is the secret behind the glowing cave on the mountain? When DOCTOR WHO discovers that a long-dead friend is still alive, he knows why his visit to the lonely Himalayan monastery has led to a struggle to save the Earth!

Published 21 November 1974


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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3 comments

  • The Flying Shark

    August 1st, 2015 - 5:26pm

    I bought the second edition of The Doomsday Weapon yesterday from a local market for £1.

    Reply
  • Sontar 7

    May 26th, 2010 - 6:14pm

    Why is it that the Daemons has that weird a/e symbol in the middle?

    Reply
    • Exterminate

      March 15th, 2014 - 4:39pm

      I know the Daemons word is weird

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