BBC Books has revealed the blurbs and cover art for the upcoming Target Doctor Who novelisations being released in just less than a couple of months’ time…
Warriors’ Gate and Beyond by Stephen Gallagher, Planet of the Ood by Keith Temple, The Waters of Mars by Phil Ford, The Zygon Invasion by Peter Harness, and Kerblam! by Pete McTighe will join the Target range in July.
And the stunning covers are by the superb Anthony Dry (a friend of the DWC!). We can’t wait to get our hands on them…
I am Biroc. The shadow of my past… and your future.
In this new-to-print, expanded novelisation of the classic 1981 adventure, the TARDIS is caught in a collapsing void between two different universes – and the 4th Doctor, Romana and Adric must enter into a dangerous alliance with the Tharils – a race of enslaved, time-sensitive aliens. The consequences are explored in two further short stories…
The Kairos Ring
Now allies of the enslaved across all creation, Romana and the Tharil Laszlo ride the time winds in search of the sinister Sluagh – aliens who retool the dead as deadly warriors.
The Little Book of Fate
Searching for the source of a scream across time, the Eighth Doctor investigates a most unusual carnival freak show in the north of England – where a figure from his past awaits him.
Not one story but three, from one of classic Doctor Who‘s most original voices – Stephen Gallagher, author of the original screenplay for Warriors’ Gate.
“The Ood came from a distant world, they voyaged across the stars, all for one purpose… to serve.”
The TARDIS lands on the Ood-Sphere in the year 4126. Here, human profiteers have subjugated the Ood: the gentle creatures are forced into servitude and sold across the galaxy as the perfect slaves. But now, some are fighting back. Their eyes turn red as they throw off their chains and kill their oppressors…
The Doctor and Donna soon learn that the planet of the Ood holds cruel and awesome secrets. As they battle for justice and survival, the fate of the entire Ood race hangs in the balance. Will the outcome be salvation – or extinction?
“Water is patient… water just waits. Water always wins!”
November 21st 2059, and Bowie Base One – the first human colony on Mars – is destined for destruction in a nuclear explosion. This tragedy is a fixed point in history. The Laws of Time dictate that it cannot – must never – be changed.
The Doctor arrives just as a viral life-form escapes from the Martian ice into the base’s water supply. A single drop can transform a human into a terrifying monster with the power to infect others. History records that the threat is destroyed along with the base and every human in it. But as his darkest hour comes calling, the Doctor resolves to break the rules as he never has before…
“We will die in the fire instead of living in chains.”
For years, 20 million shape-changing Zygons have lived among us in secret. They wear human form, hiding in plain sight. Now a fanatical Zygon splinter group seek to expose their own kind and provoke a conflict that will force both sides to the brink of Armageddon to ensure their own survival.
It took three Doctors to broker a fragile peace between Zygons and Humans. Now the 12th must face the fallout alone. With his allies compromised and his companion believed dead, can he stop the world from plunging into war?
“That’s the problem with conspiracies – there’s so much to think about!”
Kerblam! is the biggest online retailer in the galaxy – but how did it become so big? When the Doctor’s Kerblam! package includes a mysterious request for help, she heads straight to the company’s warehouse moon to investigate.
Going undercover as Kerblam! workers, the TARDIS fam find that several human employees have vanished in sinister circumstances. Could the automated workforce be to blame? Or has the whole operation been compromised by forces unknown? The Doctor soon learns that when it comes to wrapping things up, she has nothing on Kerblam!…
Warriors’ Gate and Beyond by Stephen Gallagher, Planet of the Ood by Keith Temple, The Waters of Mars by Phil Ford, The Zygon Invasion by Peter Harness, and Kerblam! by Pete McTighe are all released on 13th July 2023.