Doctor Who: The Brain of Morbius
 

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By:Terrance Dicks
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Editions:  UK (hardback) | UK (1st paperback) | UK (2nd paperback) | France (paperback) | UK (3rd paperback)
Note:Also available as an audio reading and a junior version (rewritten for younger readers).

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Edition: UK (hardback)
Released:  May 1977
Publisher:  Allan Wingate
ISBN:0-85523-201-3
Format: hardback
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Why do so many spaceships crashland on Karn, a bleak, lonely and seemingly deserted planet?

Are they doomed by the mysterious powers of the strange, black-robed Sisterhood, jealously guarding their secret of eternal life? Or does the mad Dr Solon, for some evil purpose of his own, need the bodies of the victims? And more especially, the body of DOCTOR WHO...

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 free-lance author and writes many of the highly successful 'Doctor Who' books, as well as an adventure series for boys and girls about the Canadian Mounted Police Force.

Terrance Dicks lives in Hampstead, London, is married and has three children. He is an obsessive reader and likes 'messing about in boats'.

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Edition: UK (1st paperback)
Title:  Doctor Who and the Brain of Morbius
Released:  June 1977
Publisher:  Target
ISBN:0-426-11674-7
Format: paperback
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Why do so many spaceships crashland on Karn, a bleak, lonely and seemingly deserted planet?

Are they doomed by the mysterious powers of the strange, black-robed Sisterhood, jealously guarding their secret of eternal life? Or does the mad Dr Solon, for some evil purpose of his own, need the bodies of the victims? And more especially, the body of DOCTOR WHO...

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Edition: UK (2nd paperback)
Title:  Doctor Who and the Brain of Morbius
Released:  October 1978
Publisher:  Target
ISBN:0-426-11674-7
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Note:  Same ISBN as previous paperback edition; the main change is the altered artwork on the front cover to give it a yellow background.

Cover blurb:
Same as previous paperback edition.

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Edition: France (paperback)
Title:  Docteur Who: Le Cerveau de Morbius
Released:  June 1987
Publisher:  Éditions Garancière
ISBN:2-7340-0219-1
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Note:  One of 8 French novelisations, all published in 1987 — the others were: An Unearthly Child, The Daleks, The Dalek Invasion of Earth, The Crusaders, The Masque of Mandragora, The Abominable Snowmen and Meglos.

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Un milliard d'admirateurs à travers le monde!

Seigneur du Temps, héros de l'Éternité, le Docteur Who connaît aujourd'hui une fantastique popularité. Le succès inégalé de la série télévisée qui lui a donné naissance, la fascination qu'il exerce sur un immense public à travers plus de cent pays contribuent à faire de ce personnage un véritable mythe pour la premiere fois révélé en France.

Débarqué dans le monde hallucinant de l'infâme docteur Solon, le Docteur Who par-viendra-t-il à temps a déjouer les projets funestes du cerveau fou?

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Edition: UK (3rd paperback)
Released:  January 1991
Publisher:  Target
ISBN:0-426-11674-7
Format: paperback
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Note:  Same ISBN as previous UK paperback edition.

Cover blurb:
Maren leaned forward and gazed into the crystal. 'Now is the moment, sister. The Time Lord sleeps, he cannot protect himself against us...'

On the bleak and lonely planet of Karn, the mysterious Sisterhood guards the Sacred Flame, from which the Elixir of Life comes. But the Flame is dying...

Elsewhere on the planet, the renegade Time Lord Morbius awaits the creation of a monstrous new body which will give him the power to rule the Galaxy.

This is a novelization by Terrance Dicks of his own script which he wrote under the pseudonym Robin Bland. The author of over sixty Doctor Who novelizations, Terrance Dicks was script editor of the series for five years.

Doctor Who — The Brain of Morbius is available on BBC video and has recently been broadcast on BSB television.


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