Two very special books are out now, marking the anniversary of Terrance Dicks’ death, and collecting together 10 of the Doctor Who legend’s best-loved Target novelisations.
These are seriously impressive volumes, and even at their respective £25 RRPs are absolute bargains. The spines line up to form the Target logo, while inside, we get to enjoy numerous adventures featuring the Daleks, a reprinting of the super-rare Wheel in Space story, and more tales that demonstrate why Dicks was such an icon of not just Doctor Who but also of literacy itself.
We’ll be covering all these Target novelisations on the DWC, so keep an eye out for reviews very soon.
And here’s the blurb for both collections:
“I think if you can get a kid reading for pleasure, not because it’s work, but actually reading for pleasure, it’s a great step forward. It can start with me, you know, start with Dicks and work its way up to Dickens – as long as you get them reading.” – Terrance Dicks
For over 50 years, Terrance Dicks was the secret beating heart(s) of Doctor Who – from joining production of The Invasion in 1968 to his final short story in 2019. As the undisputed master of Doctor Who fiction, Terrance wrote 64 Target novels from his first commission in 1973 to his last, published in 1990. He helped introduce an entire generation to the pleasures of reading and writing, and his fans include Neil Gaiman, Sarah Waters, Mark Gatiss, Alastair Reynolds, Russell T Davies, Steven Moffat, Frank-Cottrell Boyce, and Robert Webb, among many others.
This special two-volume collection, published on the anniversary of Terrance’s death, features the very best of his Doctor Who novels as chosen by fans – from his first book, The Auton Invasion, to his masterwork, the 20th anniversary celebration story The Five Doctors, voted all-time favourite.
With forewords by Frank Cottrell-Boyce and Robert Webb, The Essential Terrance Dicks is a masterclass in contemporary fiction, by a writer of unlimited imagination.
- DOCTOR WHO AND THE DALEK INVASION OF EARTH
- DOCTOR WHO AND THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMEN
- DOCTOR WHO AND THE WHEEL IN SPACE
- DOCTOR WHO AND THE AUTON INVASION
- DOCTOR WHO AND THE DAY OF THE DALEKS
- 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 FANG ROCK
- DOCTOR WHO AND THE FIVE DOCTORS