March 13: Doctor Who

1975: Doctor Who and the Giant Robot is published

DoctorWhoandtheGiantRobotDoctor Who and the Giant Robot was a novelisation based on the 1974 television serial Robot. The first edition utilised a unique variant of the Doctor Who logo, incorporating an image of the Fourth Doctor within the O in Who (Otherwise, the Doctor is absent from the main art, the first time this had occurred since the first edition of Doctor Who and the Crusaders nearly a decade before).

`Look, Brigadier! It’s growing!’ screamed Sarah.

The Brigadier stared in amazement as the Robot began to grow … and grow … swelling to the size of a giant!

Slowly the metal colossus, casting its enormous shadow upon the surrounding trees and buildings, began to stride towards the Brigadier. A giant metal hand reached down to grasp him … Can DOCTOR WHO defeat the evil forces controlling the Robot before they execute their plans to blackmail — or destroy — the world?

1986: The Twin Dilemma is published

Twin_Dilemma_novelThe Twin Dilemma was a novelisation based on the 1984 television serial The Twin Dilemma.

The Doctor has regenerated, having sacrificed his fifth persona to save Peri’s life. But things are not going well …

On this occasion the process of regeneration is by no means smooth, for the even-tempered, good-humoured fifth Doctor has given way to a rather disturbed and unsettled successor.

In a particularly irascible moment the new Doctor comes dangerously close to committing a shocking crime. Overwhelmed with guilt for his violent behaviour, the repentant Time Lord decides to become a hermit …

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