You may have spotted it loose in the wild already. Alternatively, you may have got a copy signed by author Eric Saward at Forbidden Planet. If not you may be interested to know that the novelisation of Doctor Who: Resurrection of the Daleks is available now.

The penultimate serial of the classic era of Doctor Who to receive the novelisation treatment is available now. Before Blu Ray, DVD or even VHS, the Target novelisations were the only way to relive your favourite Doctor Who episodes. However, a few serials were not published. Following the publication of City of Death a few years ago there remained but two serials left; Resurrection of the Daleks and Revelation of the Daleks.

Eric Saward, served as Script Editor on Doctor Who from 1982 to 1986 and wrote numerous episodes of the show. Now he has adapted his own scripts for two new novels. Each sees a different incarnation of the Doctor face off against the dreaded Daleks and their insane creator, Davros. They also complete the classic series of Doctor Who in prose.

The cover of the novelization of Resurrection of the Daleks by Eric Saward (c) BBC Books
The cover of the novelisation of Resurrection of the Daleks by Eric Saward (c) BBC Books

Resurrection of the Daleks is based on the Fifth Doctor serial that first aired in 1984. It was noted for its downbeat tone and great use of the then borderline derelict docklands area of London as a filming location. The plot involves one menace unfolding in two parallel timezones. In the far future, as the Daleks launch a full scale assault on an Earth prison ship. Meanwhile, in the present day Dalek bombs are unearthed buried in the heart of London. The stakes have rarely been higher in a storyline that arguably would continue to impact Doctor Who for decades to come. For the first time the Daleks set their sights on a new target; Gallifrey, planet of the Time Lords.

Resurrection of the Daleks is available in hardback now. Revelation of the Daleks will follow on the November 14th 2019. Both have an RRP of £12.99.


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