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June 7th, 2024 21 comments

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Doctor Who Target Collection 2024 Space Babies Paperback

Available to order from and

The Audio CD is also available to order from

In space, something can hear you scream. And that something is coming.

On her first adventure in outer space, Ruby learns that the universe is bigger, more colourful, and crazier than she could ever have imagined. She also learns that even the Doctor can feel afraid – and that certain nightmares are all too real…

A new voice to Doctor Who fiction, Alison Rumfitt, presents the Target novelisation of Russell T Davies’ first space adventure for the Fifteenth Doctor and Ruby Sunday, as played by Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson.

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  • Seanoff

    June 12th, 2024 - 5:37pm

    Interesting choice of author, given her usual style!

    • Bookcollector

      June 12th, 2024 - 5:52pm

      Just looked and yes it may seem strange but there are quite a few authors over the years who have a background in dark horror writing who books. Mark Morris who did the wild blue yonder target is well known as a horror writer. Even more keen on reading this now!

  • Dave

    June 12th, 2024 - 10:43am

    I won’t be buying any of these as I do not collect the Targets but the covers are wonderful. They give strong nostalgic “kids books in the 70s” vibes without just copying Chris Achilleos’ style. They feel like their own thing, which they haven’t before.

    • Bookcollector

      June 12th, 2024 - 1:19pm

      The target books and the DVDs are pretty much all I’m interested in now. These have been on order since they were first announced!

    • Dave

      June 13th, 2024 - 10:06am

      Bookcollector – I do actual think the Target books are terrific. But I sold my collection 20+ years ago and I don’t think I could buy the new ones without that impulse pushing me to hit ebay and get all the old ones too!! Can’t afford the space or the money haha. But I don’t blame anyone for getting them, they are terrific.

    • Bookcollector

      June 13th, 2024 - 1:44pm

      That would be a slippery and expensive slope dave!

    • Hewy

      June 29th, 2024 - 12:53pm

      You could always try ebooks – itunes, kindle etc..

    • Anon

      June 29th, 2024 - 1:37pm

      Target books aren’t available on kindle besides the whole point of collecting them is owning them physically not as a ebook

  • Bookcollector

    June 11th, 2024 - 6:56pm

    Love these new covers. Pleased this one is being done as I think it may work better for me as a book. I haven’t rewatched the series yet as I’m waiting for the DVD but this one is one I wasn’t sure of. I think they babies mouths freaked me out! Looking forward to these books.

  • booboo

    May 8th, 2024 - 2:31pm

    looks like these might be Space Babies, 73 Yards and Rogue

    • Robert Sienicki

      May 29th, 2024 - 7:03am

      Not sure if I like the pick, but Space Babies makes sense as it is kinda direct sequel to Church. I also expected them to do the finale as they generally liked doing the “big” episodes, but now I am thinking they probably didn’t want any leaks, so the plot of the finale is very much guarded and the novelisation of that story will come a bit later.

  • Robert Sienicki

    May 3rd, 2024 - 1:32pm

    Oh, is this the “Ruby Red” paperback?

    • Jason Z

      May 3rd, 2024 - 1:42pm

      Not if the initials of the author on Amazon, ‘AR’, are meaningful. Maybe they aren’t, though!

    • booboo

      May 3rd, 2024 - 1:44pm

      suspect DWN 1-3 are new target novels to go with Church

    • Bookcollector

      May 3rd, 2024 - 1:55pm

      These may be new target books linked to season one. Church is the target paperback so I think these are as well. Was hoping for a target version Fraser Hines evil book as well but they might announce more or more older stories (ie before the new series) books separately to these.

    • bryan

      May 3rd, 2024 - 2:59pm

      Hi all.

      If these were new series Targets, it would seem odd then for Ruby Road to be an outlier in Jan 2025. While 3 of series 1 get the Target Branding before His opener.

      I’m hoping if continuing the new who vibe its about time we had some more 9th Dr ,11th Dr and 13th Dr stories out there. An interesting one would be Power of the Doctor . But any 9th Dr story would be welcome .

      Yes I expect Evil of the Daleks Target to be one as a new/Classic

      Maybe it’s The new An Unearthly Child by Nigel Robinson

    • booboo

      May 3rd, 2024 - 3:02pm

      Amazon haven’t altered the old date yet, on the official penguin site its been changed to 8/8/24 same as DWN 1-3

    • Robert Sienicki

      May 3rd, 2024 - 4:55pm

      These are definitely new Target books, and the second one is “Rogue” novelisation. Now question if remaining two will also be Ncuti related (just like they released the 60th novels) or will it be something from New Who Doctors.

    • SV7

      May 3rd, 2024 - 7:44pm

      Didn’t Anthony Reed write a new novelisation of The Horns of Nimon that was planned as an audio only version but got cancelled? Saw “AR” and immediately thought of Nimon.

    • Anon

      May 3rd, 2024 - 8:20pm

      I think you are thinking of nigel Robinson. As far as I can find there is no mention anywhere of an Anthony read version of nimon.

    • Anon

      May 3rd, 2024 - 8:22pm

      Sv7 I’m pretty sure all three are going to be season one (14) stories. Fits in with church coming out.

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