BASED ON THE POPULAR BBC TELEVISION SERIAL
FOURTH EDITION - FULLY REVISED, UPDATED & EXPANDED - AVAILABLE NOW
The Fourth Edition of this comprehensive guide to the novelisations of broadcast Doctor Who is now available to download. Including details of all the latest print and audiobook releases, with the Classic Era entirely novelised at long last; additional facts about the books and their covers, including further editions and new uses of the artwork since the Third Edition three years ago; completely revised, precise word counts for every book; exclusive chapters-per-episode charts showing how page counts varied for each serial; and additional context of the most recent episodes on TV when each book was published.
Every book adapted from the television episodes (plus a few from other broadcast media) is covered, from the Doctor's first Exciting Adventure with the Daleks to the latest adaptations of 21st century episodes. Every edition is listed with original prices and cover details, back-cover story teasers and chapter titles, word and page counts, plus extensive notes relating to the books and their iconic artwork.
There's a wealth of information about the original paperbacks and hardbacks, their reprints and audiobook readings. Find out which story was novelised the soonest after broadcast; how long it took to adapt each Doctor's era; which title has the most editions (26 to date!); where else cover artwork has appeared; and much more.
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Previous editions included a couple of essays detailing the textual variations
in different instances of Doctor Who and the Day of the Daleks and
Doctor Who and the Planet of the Daleks. I had thought to add some more
of these for the new edition but ran out of time and, to be honest, inclination --
having had no feedback on these essays they may be too deep a dive
even for Doctor Who fans!
I chose to leave them out of the Fourth Edition, therefore, but
they can be downloaded here as a separate PDF (17Mb Zip file).