'This DOCTOR WHO adventure (televised as Spearhead from Space) wins my vote as the best in the lifetime of the series so far.'
- Matthew Coady, The Daily Mirror
'DOCTOR WHO, the children's own programme which adults adore...'
- Gerard Garrett, The Daily Sketch
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 in which medium he has, for the last five years, been Script Editor of the 'Doctor Who' series. He is co-author of a book called The Making of Doctor Who which tells the behind-the-scenes story of the programme.
Terrance Dicks lives in Hampstead, London, is married and has two children both keen and critical viewers of 'Doctor Who'. He is an obsessive reader, likes 'messing about in boats' and is cultivating an interest in mysticism and meditation.
Note: One of 8 Dutch paperback novelisations, all published in 1974 — the others were: The Cave-Monsters, The Crusaders, The Daemons, The Daleks, The Day of the Daleks, The Doomsday Weapon and The Zarbi. (The only other Dutch novelisation ever published was a hardcover version of The Daleks in 1966.)
Note: The Turkish title simply translates as "Doctor Who and the Autons". One of 6 Turkish novelisations, all published in 1975 — the others were: The Daleks, The Abominable Snowmen, The Cybermen, The Doomsday Weapon and The Day of the Daleks.
Dünya'yi ele geçirmek isteyen OTON'lar durdurulabilecek midir?
Ingiltere'nin BBC televizyonunda yayimlanan Doktor Kim bilim-kurgu dizisi, çocuklarin ve gençlerin hatta daha çok büyüklerin ilgisini çekmistir.
Note: Only one other Finnish novelisation was ever published: The Cave-Monsters.
Maahan karkotettu tohtori KUKA on yksi avaruuden 'aikavaltiaista', joka pystyy vaivatta liikkumaan aikakaudesta toiseen ja jonka erikoiskykyjen avulla ihmiset selviytyvät maata ja ihmiskuntaa uhkaavista vaaroista.
"Tohtori KUKA, nuorten oma ohjelma, jota aikuiset rakastavat."
Sarjassa ilmestyvät ensimmäisinä:
Edellinen kertoo maahan asettuneen kosmisen aivokeskuksen hallitsemista muoviroboteista, jotka aikovat vallata maan, jälkimmäinen esihistoriallisista, tuhatvuotisesta syväjäähdytystilasta heräävistä 'liskoihmisistä', jotka palaavat vaatimaan muinaisia oikeuksiaan.
Doctor WHO stars in a new science fiction thriller for young readers based on the popular BBC television series.
Doctor WHO is a 'timelord' from space, capable of travelling between different time periods, helping Earth and humanity to survive by using his special abilities.
"Doctor WHO, a TV show for the young, but loved by adults."
First published in the series:
The first book tells a tale of plastic robots settled on Earth, controlled by a central brain, planning to take over the world, the second one of pre-historic 'lizard people' waking from a deep-frozen state and claiming their ancient rights.
Note: The Japanese title translates as "The Auton Army Invasion!". One of 5 Japanese novelisations, all published in 1980 — the others were: The Daleks, The Cave-Monsters, The Doomsday Weapon and The Day of the Daleks.
The Doctor joins forces with the Brigadier and Liz Shaw in a desperate bid to prevent the nightmarish invasion of the sinister Autons. Living models of human beings — like waxwork dummies — their murderous behaviour is controlled and directed by the Nestene Consciousness, a malignant, squid-like monster of cosmic proportions and indescribably hideous appearance.
Note: Same ISBN as 2nd UK paperback edition.
Note: One of 10 Portuguese novelisations, all published in 1983 — the others were: The Cave-Monsters, The Daemons, The Doomsday Weapon, The Sea-Devils, The Day of the Daleks, The Daleks, The Crusaders, The Abominable Snowmen and The Zarbi.
Neste volume, Doutor Who combate os AUTONES — automatos, assassinos, réplicas em plástico de seres humanos — que, commandacios pela MENTE NESTENE, imagino monstro vindo das profundezas do Cosmos, pretendere conquístar a Terra.
Note: Same ISBN as 2nd UK paperback edition.
Found guilty by his fellow Time Lords of interference in the affairs of other planets, the Doctor is forced to undergo his second regeneration and is exiled to Earth.
But strange meteorites are landing in Essex and Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart of UNIT has reason to believe that they were deliberately aimed at the Earth's surface. In order to avert a possible catastrophe the Doctor joins forces with UNIT and battles with the sinister Autons — creatures whose murderous behaviour is directed by the Nestene Consciousness, a hideous entity of cosmic proportions.
This story was written by Robert Holmes and broadcast under the title The Spearhead from Space. It was the first programme to feature Jon Pertwee in the role of the Doctor and marks the beginning of his Earth-bound adventures.
Doctor Who — The Spearhead from Space has recently been broadcast on BSB television.
Note: One of a batch of six reprints by Random House/BBC Books as part of a new "Doctor Who Classics" range, released in both paperback and e-book form. The other reprints in this batch were: The Abominable Snowmen, The Cave-Monsters, The Crusaders, The Cybermen and The Daleks.
Put on trial by the Time Lords, and found guilty of interfering in the affairs of other worlds, the Doctor is exiled to Earth in the 20th century, his appearance once again changed. His arrival coincides with a meteorite shower. But these are no ordinary meteorites.
The Nestene Consciousness has begun its first attempt to invade Earth using killer Autons and deadly shop window dummies. Only the Doctor and UNIT can stop the attack. But the Doctor is recovering in hospital, and his old friend the Brigadier doesn't even recognise him. Can the Doctor recover and win UNIT's trust before the invasion begins?
THIS NOVEL IS BASED ON 'SPEARHEAD FROM SPACE', A DOCTOR WHO STORY WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY BROADCAST FROM 3 JANUARY — 24 JANUARY 1970.
Featuring the Third Doctor as played by Jon Pertwee, his companion Liz Shaw and the UNIT organisation commanded by Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart