Shada (unofficial novelisation)
 

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Note:One of 5 unofficial novelisations published by the New Zealand Doctor Who Fan Club. These privately-published, non-profit books were intended to fill in the gaps from the Target novelisations, which left only 5 TV stories from the classic series un-novelised. These books are all out-of-print, but can be downloaded as free e-books from the NZDWFC site. An "official novelisation" of Shada was finally published by the BBC in 2012.

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Edition: 1st paperback
When:  March 1989
Publisher:  JPS Books
ISBN:None
Format: paperback
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Note:  Based on a typed transcript made by Jon Preddle from the surviving video footage, hence Jon Preddle is credited as co-author for this edition. Was reprinted later in 1989 with a blue cover rather than white (however the cover design & contents were otherwise identical). View alternate cover

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Edition: 2nd paperback
When:  October 1991
Publisher:  TSV Books
ISBN:None
Format: paperback
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Note:  Completely rewritten compared to the first edition (hence Jon Preddle is no longer credited as co-author).

Cover blurb:
On a remote space station called Think Tank, the evil Skagra steals the minds of his colleagues and departs for Earth, where the Doctor and Romana are visiting an old friend, Professor Chronotis, at St Cedd's College, Cambridge.

An ancient Gallifreyan book with mysterious properties is Skagra's goal, and the Doctor's failure to prevent him taking it is compounded by Skagra's abduction of not only Romana and the TARDIS, but also the Professor's mind...

All this, however, is just part of Skagra's master plan, the outcome of which will affect all life in the Universe. The key to its success is Salyavin, a notorious Time Lord criminal whose location has been kept secret for centuries.

Aided by his servants, the Krangs, Skagra goes in search of Salyavin on a long forgotten Time Lord prison planet called Shada...

This is a novelisation of a unique Doctor Who story: a BBC strike in 1979 left SHADA half complete, and it has never been shown on television.

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Edition: 3rd paperback
When:  October 2001
Publisher:  TSV Books
ISBN:None
Format: paperback
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Note:  Contains a large number of minor edits/updates compared to the 2nd edition.

Cover blurb:
THE LEGENDARY 'LOST' DOCTOR WHO ADVENTURE

The Doctor and Romana visit Professor Chronotis, a retired Time Lord living at Cambridge University. The Professor wants to return an ancient and very powerful book to Gallifrey — but the book has gone missing.

Skagra, an evil scientist, steals the book and the Professor's mind — and also takes Romana and the TARDIS.

In order to stop Skagra, the Doctor must discover the secrets of a notorious Time Lord criminal, and a long forgotten prison called Shada...

This is an unofficial and unauthorised fan publication. No profits have been derived from this book. Not for resale.



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