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Eric Saward Signing Revelation of the Daleks This Thursday

Former Doctor Who Script Editor, Eric Saward is to appear at the Forbidden Planet megastore in London this Thursday (14th November 2019), to sign the Target novelisation of Revelation of the Daleks.

Alongside Resurrection of the Daleks, Revelation wasn’t adapted by Target books during its original run due to rights issues concerning the Daleks. But now, Saward, their original screenwriter, has returned to novelise them both. Here’s the synopsis for this Sixth Doctor story:

Beware the hands that heal.

The Doctor and Peri land on the planet Necros to visit the funerary home Tranquil Repose – where the dead are interred and the near-dead placed in suspended animation until such time as their conditions can be cured.

But the Great Healer of Tranquil Repose is far from benign. Under his command, Daleks guard the catacombs where sickening experiments are conducted on human bodies. The new life he offers the dying comes at a terrible cost – and the Doctor and Peri are being lured into a trap that will change them forever.

At last, the only classic-era Doctor Who adventure never to be novelised is here, and by the author of the original script, Eric Saward.

Eric Saward has written for both radio and television, script edited Doctor Who for five years and also written four original stories for the show. During this time he also novelised four scripts and wrote the first ever Doctor Who radio serial. Recently, he has completed a graphic novel based around the adventures of Lytton.

Saward will be at London’s Forbidden Planet on Thursday 14th November 2019 from 6 to 7pm. If you can’t get to the event, you can pre-order a signed copy of the book from the Forbidden site.

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

Eric Saward Signing Revelation of the Daleks This Thursday

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