Last November we revealed that Russell T Davies was writing a Doctor Who Target novel, and will also be joined by Steven Moffat. We now have more information on the new collection of books with some amended authors, we have previews of the covers and exciting news of an event to launch the books.

It’s all kicking off and it’s very exciting for anyone who grew up reading the Target novels and new fans alike.

For the first time ever, Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat will be novelising their own episodes; Rose and The Day of the Doctor, joined by Paul Cornell novelising Twice Upon a Time, Jenny T Colgan novelising The Christmas Invasion and James Goss with the first Douglas Adams Target novelisation: City of Death.

This is exciting news for many reasons. There are many ‘firsts’ within the news of these Target releases. Let’s list them: the first time Russel T Davies and Steven Moffat have adapted their own episodes to novels, Steven Moffat’s first novel, the first Target version of a new series episode, and the first Douglas Adams target novelisation.

In more exciting news there is a launch event for the collection at Forbidden Planet Megastore in London. Celebrating their one-hundredth Doctor Who signing they are hosting the very first signing event for creators Steven Moffat and Russell T Davies together and alongside some of the show’s best fiction writers – Jenny T Colgan, Paul Cornell, and James Goss.

As an added bonus to anyone buying all five novels in the collection there will be a free poster at the event.

See below for the covers for this exciting collection, and get your pre-orders in now. The books are released on April 5th and are priced at £6.99 each.

Rose Target novel cover
Rose Target novel cover
The Christmas Invasion Target cover
The Christmas Invasion Target cover


  1. Just wondering…James Goes adapting City if Death? Will this be a different adaptation to his recent er..adaptation of the same??mike

  2. these covers look dated and amateurish…
    perhaps it is better to leave the Target books in the past, wonderful as they are/were for old timers such as myself. very much in the same feeling as the series itself…


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