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December 23rd, 1975 3 comments

Doctor Who Target novels 1975

target13DOCTOR WHO AND THE CURSE OF PELADON
BRIAN HAYLES Published 20 Junuary 1975
Illustrated by Alan Willow

Again, the terrifying cry rang out. The Doctor quickened his pace along the gloomy tunnels of the castle. Suddenly, from the darkness lumbered the mighty Aggedor, Royal Beast and Protector of the Kingdom of Peladon! The Doctor fumbled in his pocket. Would the device work? As he trained the spinning mirror on the eyes of Aggedor, the terrible claws came closer and closer… What is the secret behind the killings on the Planet of Peladon? Is Aggedor seeking revenge because the King of Peladon wants his kingdom to become a member of the Galactic Federation? Will the Doctor escape the claws of Aggedor and discover the truth?

target14DOCTOR WHO AND THE CYBERMEN
GERRY DAVIS Published 20 February 1975
Illustrated by Alan Willow

One by one, their limbs became diseased—they were replaced by plastic and steel! Little by little, their brains tired—computers worked just as well! With metal limbs, they had the strength of ten men. They could live in the airless vacuum of space. They had no heart, no feelings, no emotions, and only one goal – power! In the year 2070, a small blue planet caught their attention. They would land on its satellite and, from there, attack, ransack, destroy and finally abandon…
THE SATELLITE WAS THE MOON THE HELPLESS PLANET—EARTH THEIR NAMES? THE CYBERMEN! Can the Doctor defeat an enemy whose threat is almost as great as that of the mighty Daleks?

target28Doctor Who and the Giant Robot
Terrance Dicks

The Doctor investigate a series of robberies involving a top secret weapons project that seem to have been carried out not by humans, but a colossal object.

Could the mysterious “Think Tank” and its robotics division be involved?

Published 13 March 1975

target63Doctor Who and the Terror of the Autons
Terrance Dicks

The Master arrives on Earth at a circus run by a man named Rossini and steals a dormant Nestene energy unit from a museum. He reactivates it using a radio telescope and uses his hypnotic abilities to take control of a small plastics firm run by the Farrel family, where he organises the production of deadly Auton dolls, chairs and daffodils.

Humanoid Auton dummies distribute the daffodils – designed to spray a suffocating plastic film over their victim’s mouth and nose – by giving them away free to members of the public in a fake promotional campaign.

Published 15 May 1975

target29DOCTOR WHO AND THE GREEN DEATH
MALCOLM HULKE

The Green Death begins slowly. In a small Welsh mining village a man emerges from the disused colliery covered in a green fungus.

Minutes later he is dead. UNIT, Jo Grant and DOCTOR WHO in tow, arrive on the scene to investigate, but strangely reluctant to assist their enquiries is Dr Stevens, director of the local refinery Panorama Chemicals.

Are they in time to destroy the mysterious power which threatens them all before the whole village, and even the world, is wiped out by a deadly swarm of green maggots?

Published 21 August 1975

target48DOCTOR WHO AND THE PLANET OF THE SPIDERS
TERRANCE DICKS

‘It’s happening, Brigadier! It’s happening!’ Sarah cried out.

The Brigadier watched, fascinated, as the lifeless body of his old friend and companion, Dr Who, suddenly began to glow with an eerie golden light… The features were blurring, changing… ‘Well, bless my soul,’ said the Brigadier. ‘WHO will be next?’

Read the last exciting adventure of DR WHO’s 3rd incarnation!

Published 16 October 1975

target64DOCTOR WHO THE THREE DOCTORS
TERRANCE DICKS

Jo glanced up at the Doctor. ‘Things must be pretty serious then.’ ‘They are, Jo. Very serious indeed.

The whole of the Universe is in danger!’ The most amazing DOCTOR WHO adventure, in which Doctors One, Two and Three cross time and space and come together to fight a ruthlessly dangerous enemy – OMEGA.

Once a Time Lord himself, now exiled to a black hole in space, Omega is seeking a bitter and deadly revenge against the whole Universe…

Published 20 November 1975

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

  • matthew cox

    November 1st, 2015 - 12:55pm

    I read several of these Target books as a kid. I mostly liked the 3rd Doctor/UNIT stories like The Auton Invasion, The Cave Monsters, Claws of Axos and The Green Death. One I also liked was The Web of Fear, its London Underground setting being perfect for creepiness. My favourite time to read these books were during my Summer Holidays in Somerset when I could relax from School and feel free to let my imagination just run and run. Such memories!!

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  • The Flying Shark

    October 26th, 2013 - 7:17pm

    Yesterday, I got the books of Terror of the Autons, Underworld, The Caves of Androzani, a video of Vengeance on Varos, Battles in Times cards, 2013 advent calendar, 11 Doctors wallet, TARDIS salt and pepper shakers, Cyberman bust and book set and more.

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  • Sontar 7

    May 26th, 2010 - 6:08pm

    I have this particular editions of the Green Death and Three Doctors books.

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