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April 14th, 2018 33 comments

Target Novels Author Signed Editions Video

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I’m sure many ordered the signed copies via mail order, below is a video of Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat hard at work signing them – yours could be amongst them!…

BBC Books are excited to announce the first Target novelisations of Doctor Who’s new post-2005 series.

  • City Of Death signed by James Goss
  • The Day Of The Doctor signed by Steven Moffat
  • Twice Upon A Time signed by Paul Cornell
  • Rose signed by Russell T Davies
  • The Christmas Invasion signed by Jenny T Colgan

All 5 Standard Novels are available to order from

For the first time ever, Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat will be novelising their own episodes; Rose and The Day of the Doctor, joined by Paul Cornell novelising Twice Upon a Time, Jenny T Colgan novelising The Christmas Invasion and James Goss with the first Douglas Adams Target novelisation: City of Death.

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  • toptimelord

    May 15th, 2018 - 11:15am

    How can we make these terrific Target Doctor Who titles anymore special? By getting them signed! My heart was pounding when first ordering them hoping they wouldn’t sell out! Luckily I ordered all five signed and they are finally being delivered book by book! Just waiting for the last two now!

    • toptimelord

      June 29th, 2018 - 5:32pm

      Just an update to say my last two signed Target Doctor Who books finally arrived! I have the whole set now!

  • Lucas1701

    April 17th, 2018 - 5:57pm

    Anyone received their copies yet, or had confirmation they’ve been despatched? I preordered back in Feb and the FP website previously said they were expecting stock yesterday, but I’m concerned that they might have underestimated demand given they’re now sold out?

    • booboo

      April 17th, 2018 - 6:04pm

      non at all have been sent out so far, I expect a fixed amount of agreed signed copies were put up for pre-order so orders should be fulfilled. would imagine no need to worry at this point

      unusually i noticed it took several days for the signed titans to get despatched

    • Lucas1701

      April 17th, 2018 - 9:58pm

      Thanks booboo! Just really looking forward to getting hold of Rose and Day Of The Doctor!

    • booboo

      April 18th, 2018 - 9:01am

      books now being despatched, hope all goes well

    • booboo

      April 18th, 2018 - 5:07pm

      they only seem to be despatching Roae and Day of The Doctor today for some reason

    • Lucas1701

      April 18th, 2018 - 6:50pm

      Yep, mine have been despatched now. Hope everyone gets what they wanted!

  • The Truth

    April 15th, 2018 - 7:34am

    If it helps a lot of the BBC Doctor Who novels turn up at The Works every so often as have some of the reprints of the Target Books at huge discounted prices.

    Including signed ones in the past so you never know if you want lots of them there is a chance once again.

  • Doctor Stu

    April 14th, 2018 - 1:05pm

    Russell and Moffatt in the same room, there’s so much I could say but won’t

  • POTD

    February 28th, 2018 - 12:19am

    Ordered Day of the Doctor. I suspect Moff especially will be spending a lot of time signing his name in April!

  • Doctor Mysterio

    February 25th, 2018 - 7:28pm

    It’s a shame these are only paperbacks as these could have been real collectors items.

    • Whorules

      February 25th, 2018 - 10:06pm

      I’m a collector of books and really looking forward to these. Paperbacks are better, not all of the target books were done in hardcover, so not that much of a problem for me with these being paperback. And ut keeps the price down.

  • Ollie

    February 25th, 2018 - 3:14pm

    I’ve preordered ‘Day’ and ‘Rose’. It’s a no brainer really for £6.99 for signed copy of each, considering how expensive autographs are these days. I saw that Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie are appearing at the London Comic Con in May. The price for Peter’s autograph is £75 and Pearl’s is £40-45.

  • Whorules

    February 24th, 2018 - 9:37pm

    Wasn’t sure about getting city of death as it’s an abridged version but as I’ve already got two versions of city of death i might as well get the third ‘target’ version

  • Sascha

    February 24th, 2018 - 8:19pm

    Are These “Hand signed” Versions that They sell; or Are The Signatures Printed already during The Production of the book?

    • booboo

      February 24th, 2018 - 8:59pm

      hand signed

  • 76 Totters Lane

    February 23rd, 2018 - 11:07pm

    Just ordered ‘Rose’ and ‘The Day of the Doctor’. They’re quite cheap for the RRP, considering that they’re signed.

  • Moodbeam

    February 23rd, 2018 - 10:33pm

    Decided to go for ‘Rose’ and ‘Day.’ Hard to resist when they’re signed by the two men that have given us thirteen years of the show on TV.

  • Doctor Mysterio

    February 23rd, 2018 - 7:46pm

    Is City Of Death a revised edition or a reprint?

    • Moodbeam

      February 23rd, 2018 - 8:05pm

      From Digital Spy:

      ‘James Goss has taken on the Douglas Adams episode City of Death, which is one of the only classic Doctor Who episodes that was not included in the original Target novelisations. Better late than never, we suppose.’

    • ReddDalek

      February 23rd, 2018 - 8:32pm

      Douglas Adams estate wanted lots of money to novelise both stories hence the 40 year gap.

    • Whorules

      February 24th, 2018 - 1:33am

      It will be a reprint

    • Alex

      February 24th, 2018 - 4:24am

      I believe it’s essentially a Revised version. An abridged version of his original book in order to fit within Target page counts.

    • Anonymous

      February 24th, 2018 - 1:27pm

      What would be the point of that! Besides, just ignore the 224 pages thing, none of the other reprints ever had an accurate page count announced.

    • Anonymous

      February 24th, 2018 - 1:31pm

      Well I’ve just read that it’s an abridged version, so I’m cancelling that one. Not much point buying a shorter version of a book i already own.

    • Anonymous

      February 24th, 2018 - 1:34pm

      I’ve just read that it is an abridged version so I’m cancelling that one. Don’t see the point buying a shorter version. They should have just reprinted it. Power and evil of the daleks are 250 plus pages, seems a bit silly to do this.

    • Whorules

      February 24th, 2018 - 2:15pm

      Disappointed it’s abridged. Might still get but will probably read once then continue reading full version when rereading in future.

    • Alex

      February 24th, 2018 - 3:03pm

      I believe the idea behind the abridged version is that it’s then a Target book, the Target books being known for their relatively short length. The Power of the Daleks novelisation that you mentioned was essentially a co-production between Target and Virgin. Virgin had the longer books, not Target. Hence why the idea of this is to have City of Death done in the Target format rather than long-form format.

    • Whorules

      February 24th, 2018 - 5:24pm

      But does that mean if they reprinted power and evil they would shorten them? To be fair they could do with editing, but I’d hope we’d get the full novels.

  • Pip

    February 23rd, 2018 - 3:06pm

    Tempted to get a couple of these what with them being signed. Urgh this last couple of days have cost me a fortune, why does everything release at once?!

  • matt parker

    February 23rd, 2018 - 1:41pm

    Great retro Target covers – I thought we must be due for some new books soon, I expected re-issues, but no….brand new Target books….very exciting …looking forward to seeing the last 2 covers

  • Doctorfan

    February 23rd, 2018 - 1:40pm

    probably get day of the doctor and twice upon a time as signed editions but just get the others as standard editions.


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