Doctor Who and the Armageddon Factor
 

No. 5 of 156 in the Target novelisations series
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By:Terrance Dicks
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Editions:  UK (paperback) | UK (hardback)
Note:Also available as an audio reading.

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Edition: UK (paperback)
Released:  June 1980
Publisher:  Target
ISBN:0-426-20104-3
Format: paperback
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Note:  At least two printings of this paperback sported two different ISBNs - the one above on the back cover but 0-426-20103-5 on the inside copyright page. Neither ISBN belongs to another book, so it is impossible to tell which is the "right" one.

Cover blurb:
Some time ago, the White Guardian, one of the most powerful beings in the Cosmos, had set the Doctor an urgent task — to find and reassemble the six segments of the Key to Time.

The Doctor and Romana had successfully retrieved five of the segments and now they have reached the planet Atrios in the middle of an atomic war, to search for the last, most vital piece.

Sinister dangers await them in this final stage of their quest...

THE ARMAGEDDON FACTOR is a novel in the Key To Time Sequence. Also available THE RIBOS OPERATION, THE STONES OF BLOOD, THE ANDROIDS OF TARA and THE POWER OF KROLL.

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Edition: UK (hardback)
Released:  June 1980
Publisher:  WH Allen
ISBN:0-491-02660-9
Format: hardback
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Note:  This was the last UK hardback novelisation to have a removable dustjacket — all future hardbacks from WH Allen (from The Curse of Peladon onwards) had laminated covers, i.e. the artwork was actually part of the cover.

Cover blurb:
No blurb on back cover. The dustjacket flaps contain the following blurb:

Unending atomic war, a vanishing planet and the sinister power of the Shadow, Master of Evil...

All these dangers and more stand between Romana and the Doctor and the last, most vital segment of the Key to Time.

Even at the moment of apparent victory the last, most terrifying peril still awaits them...

Terrance Dicks was born in 1935 and educated at East Ham Grammar School and Downing College, Cambridge.

After a spell in advertising the author became a full-time scriptwriter, first for radio, then television where for five years he was Script Editor of the 'Doctor Who' series. He is now a freelance author and writes many of the highly successful 'Doctor Who' books.

Terrance Dicks lives in Hampstead, London, is married and has three children.


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