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August 25th, 2021 16 comments

The Essential Terrance Dicks Volume 2 Hardcover

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Coming this August is a two-volume celebration of this much-loved storyteller, collecting ten of Terrance Dicks’ best Doctor Who novels, as chosen by fans.

Volume Two contains, complete and unabridged:

  • Doctor Who and the Genesis of the Daleks
  • Doctor Who and the Pyramids of Mars
  • Doctor Who and the Talons of Weng-Chiang
  • Doctor Who and the Horror of Fangn Rock
  • Doctor Who and the Five Doctors

About the Author:

Terrance Dicks became Script Editor of Doctor Who in 1968, co-writing Patrick Troughton’s classic final serial, The War Games, and editing the show throughout the entire Jon Pertwee era to 1974. He wrote many iconic episodes and serials for the show after, including Tom Baker’s first episode as the Fourth Doctor, Robot; Horror at Fang Rock in 1977; State of Decay in 1980; and the 20th anniversary special, The Five Doctors in 1983.

Terrance novelised over sixty of the original Doctor Who stories for Target books, including classics like Doctor Who and the Abominable Snowmen and Doctor Who and the Auton Invasion, inspiring a generation of children to become readers and writers. He died in August 2019, only weeks before the publication of his final Doctor Who short story, ‘Save Yourself’, in The Target Storybook.

Categorised under: Books, Story books


  • Whorules

    August 28th, 2021 - 12:52pm

    Brilliant it’s arrived early. Looking forward to this.

  • Whorules

    August 27th, 2021 - 1:02pm

    This has now been sent so will probably arrive on Monday. Can’t wait. Got 70 pages left in volume one so I’ll have a break over the weekend and crack on with this one when it arrives.

    • Whorules

      August 27th, 2021 - 4:07pm

      Argh! Just remembered it’s a bank holiday so it probably won’t arrive till Tuesday now. That’s annoying!

  • MagicianZygon

    August 25th, 2021 - 9:39pm

    Wait Robert Webb the actor … ?

    • MJS

      August 26th, 2021 - 2:52pm

      No, Robert Webb the small planet somewhere in the vicinity of Betelgeuse ….. ;-p

    • Book collector

      August 27th, 2021 - 4:07pm

      Why not Robert Webb the actor?

  • Anonymous

    March 25th, 2021 - 11:56pm

    Is it going to be a box set

    • Anonymous

      March 26th, 2021 - 9:45am

      No, they are two hardback omnibus editions. A Box set would be considerably more expensive

  • Mr Fish

    March 25th, 2021 - 2:41pm

    This looks great. Sorry to be that guy but doesn’t ‘Doctor Who and the Five Doctors’ imply there are now six?? Haha

    • Auton

      March 25th, 2021 - 3:22pm

      There wasn’t even five doctors in the first place

    • Anonymous

      March 25th, 2021 - 4:49pm

      There were six really auton. Troughton, pertwee, davison, hurndall, then in clip form hartnell and Baker

  • Anonymous

    January 14th, 2021 - 1:22pm

    Anyone know which ten books have been chosen for volume 2?

    • Anonymous

      January 14th, 2021 - 3:14pm

      Actually I’m presuming the ten books are split over the two volumes. Five in each, roughly 200 pages each making the roughly 1000 pages these are.

    • Anonymous

      January 14th, 2021 - 3:17pm

      I presume that the ten are split over the 2 volumes but actually it would be great if they decided to do more! I can hope!

    • The Outcast

      January 14th, 2021 - 3:47pm

      I think it’s probably five novelizations per book, so it’s the same ten that were voted for.

  • Anonymous

    January 12th, 2021 - 8:46pm

    Great news


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