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Coming Soon: A New Novelisation of The Evil of the Daleks… by Frazer Hines!

This October, BBC Books will release a new retelling of the Second Doctor classic, The Evil of the Daleks — written by Frazer Hines!

This will be the first novel by Hines, who of course played companion, Jamie McCrimmon, opposite Patrick Troughton’s incarnation of the Doctor. Hines starred in the original Evil of the Daleks (1967), written by David Whitaker, a tale which also introduced Deborah Watling as Victoria Waterfield. This version of the story, however, uses a new framing device with elements from the 1968 adventure, The Wheel in Space.

Here’s the blurb:

After defending a space station from a Cyberman incursion, the Doctor and Jamie learn that young astrophysicist Zoe wishes to join them on their travels. To give her fair warning of the dangers she may face, the Doctor places the TARDIS outside time and space and uses a mind projector to share one of their most harrowing adventures… And so, Jamie is forced to relive his encounter with the Daleks at their most evil and calculating.

In a complex plot that dragged him from modern-day London to Victorian times and finally to the Dalek world of Skaro, he endured ordeals that tested his courage, strength – and his friendship with the Doctor – to the limit. He presents his own version of some of those events to Zoe; events that still anger him.

And while fact and fiction blur inside the TARDIS, a malevolent force watches from outside. Soon, Jamie finds himself lured from the safety of the ship into dangers that could end Zoe’s travels before they begin – and all their lives, as well.

The Evil of the Daleks, by Frazer Hines with cover art by Lee Binding, will be published on 26th October 2023 as both a book and audio recording.

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.

Coming Soon: A New Novelisation of The Evil of the Daleks… by Frazer Hines!

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