Coming Soon: Target Trawl, A Guide to the Target Novelisations

Love Target novelisations? You’re not the only one. They’re an immensely popular part of the Doctor Who fandom – but have you managed to read them all? In his upcoming book, Nick Mellish checks out every single volume, and discovers the differences between the books and the transmitted versions.

Target Trawl also includes reviews of each Target book, making this a great purchase for fans of literary classics. Here’s the blurb:

For many, the words Doctor Who and Target novelisation go together like jelly and baby or Yartek and Voord. In a time where recording TV was often impossible, these novelizations offered fans a chance to relive the very best the show had to offer… and Timelash.

Sometimes they were slavishly accurate to what had been transmitted. Sometimes they were anything but. Often they had rather nice covers.

Join writer and fan Nick Mellish as he reads and reviews every single one of them and writes the words “Terrance” and “Dicks” more than any man rightly should.

From David Whitaker to Jodie Whittaker, Target Trawl is a celebration of Doctor Who in its literary form—from the sublime to the ridiculously sublime.

Target Trawl is based on the popular column from the fanzine, Whotopia.

The book is available through Pencil Tip Publishing, and is out in July 2019.