The latest Bookazine from the makers of Doctor Who Magazine take an in-depth look at the history of novelisations

A lavish new 116-page bookazine from the makers of Doctor Who Magazine, Print the Legend is the essential guide to novelisations. It covers the whole range, from hardback and paperback to audio adaptations of television stories.

Highlights include profiles of leading authors, a section on collecting rarities, a look at the recording of the audiobooks. Plus there’s also a tribute to illustrator Chris Achilléos. Among the exclusive features is a previously unpublished extract from The Enemy of the World. It’s the book that legendary Doctor Who writer David Whitaker was working on before his death in 1980. Although Ian Marter ultimately adapted the story, this is fans first chance to read this section of Whitaker’s unfinished version.

“The first of these books was published in 1964, and there have been 223 to date,” says editor Marcus Hearn. “This special issue includes details on every single one, with cover illustrations, information about reprints, foreign-language editions and much more.”

Each issue of Print the Legend comes with a free CD audiobook, randomly selected from the BBC Audiobooks Doctor Who range.

Here’s a special preview of what you can expect to find within the pages of Print the Legend. From the people who love the books to the world of collecting, and a complete guide to the books.

Print the Legend includes a look at why so many adults still adore the range they loved as children. Main photo shows Tom Baker in costume holding up a copy of the Genesis of the Daleks book, surrounded by 8-10 year olds, all holding up their own Target Book. (c) Panini
Print the Legend includes a look at why so many adults still adore the range they loved as children (c) Panini
David Whitaker was not only Doctor Who's first script editor, but writer of the first novelisation (c) Panini. Double page spread, dominated by a picture of Whitaker looking thoughtful and covers of various editions of The Daleks novelisaiton.
David Whitaker was not only Doctor Who’s first script editor, but writer of the first novelisation (c) Panini
Print the Legend includes a guide to every novelisation in the range (so far!) (c) Panini. Double page spread showing the covers and synopses of 13 of the books.
Print the Legend includes a guide to every novelisation in the range (so far!) (c) Panini
Explore the sometimes frustrating world of collec/.ting classic Target Books in Print the Legend (c) Panini. Double page spread showing various book covers and a cardboard K9, with feature titled 'Targeting Targets' and text related to collecting.
Explore the sometimes frustrating world of collecting classic Target Books in Print the Legend (c) Panini

 

 

 

 

Doctor Who: Print the Legend (c) Panini Cover in poinitilist style, with drawings of the Second, Third, Fourth, and Tenth Doctors around a 2005 Dalek, all in black and white except the Dalek. The bottom portion shows a set of CDs with text "Free CD Audiobook Inside!"
Doctor Who: Print the Legend (c) Panini

Doctor Who: Print the Legend

Doctor Who: Print the Legend is on sale now, available from the online Panini store, WH Smith and other retailers priced £11.99 (UK). Also available as a digital edition from Pocketmags (£10.99).

1 COMMENT

  1. I grew up (back in London, in fact within cooee of the BBC studios where my Dad worked) he actually worked on the early Dr Who programme’s and we kids were often taken to work with Dad due to my Mum’s I’ll health.

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