Out Now: Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition – Target Books

The latest Special Edition from Doctor Who Magazine is a must-have instalment, exploring the much-loved Target books range, novelisations of TV adventures and beyond!

They’re one of the most cherished things in the Doctor Who world, giving fans the chance to relive serials at a time when they weren’t otherwise commercially available and adding further depth to characters and scenarios.

From the early 1970s to the early ’90s, it’s estimated that Target sold over 8 million novelisations and other Doctor Who books. It’s an incredible achievement.

The new DWM Special Edition is the inside story of a legendary imprint, from its rise and fall to its triumphant revival in 2018. 

Highlights include numerous rare images and exclusive interviews with the key players, including:

  • Chris Achilleos (cover artist for The Auton Invasion, The Zarbi, The Doomsday Weapon, etc)
  • Jeff Cummins (cover artist for The Mutants, The Horror of Fang Rock, The Talons of Weng-Chiang, etc)
  • Peter Darvill-Evans (Target Books editor from 1989)
  • Terrance Dicks (the most prolific author of Target books)
  • Anthony Dry (cover artist for City of Death, Rose, The Day of the Doctor etc)
  • John Peel (author of the novelisations of The Chase, The Power of the Daleks, The Evil of the Daleks etc)
  • Marc Platt (author of the Battlefield and Ghost Light novelisations)
  • Nigel Robinson (Target Books editor from 1984 to 1987)
  • Andrew Skilleter (cover artist for The Gunfighters, The Abominable Snowmen, The Stones of Blood etc)
  • Alan Willow (artist who provided internal illustrations for The Cybermen, Terror of the Autons, The Sea-Devils etc) 

 Other highlights include:

  • Extracts from two unpublished manuscripts
  • The untold story of Doctor Who Discovers, based on the archive of author, Fred Newman
  • Details of foreign editions
  • The Companions of Doctor Who series
  • Interviews with collectors who own original Target Books artwork
  • An afterword from Pete McTighe, the writer of the 2018 story, Kerblam! 

The DWM Special Edition: Target Books is on sale now.