Doctor Who and the Day of the Daleks
 

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By:Terrance Dicks
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Editions:  UK UK (1st paperback) | Netherlands Netherlands (paperback) | Brazil Brazil (paperback) | Turkey Turkey (paperback) | UK UK (2nd paperback) | US US (hardback) | US US (paperback) | Japan Japan (paperback) | US US (2nd paperback) | UK UK (hardback) | UK UK (3rd paperback) | Portugal Portugal (paperback) | US US (3rd paperback) | US US (4th paperback) | UK UK (4th paperback) | Poland Poland (paperback) | UK UK (5th paperback)
Note:Also available as an audio reading. This novelisation was later republished as part of the "compilation" Dalek Omnibus.

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Edition: UK UK (1st paperback)
When:  April 1974
Publisher:  Target
ISBN:0-426-10380-7
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Cover blurb:
Mysterious humans from 22nd-century Earth 'time-jump' back into the 20th century so as to assassinate a high-ranking diplomat on whom the peace of the world depends.

DOCTOR WHO, Jo Grant and the Brigadier are soon called in to investigate. Jo is accidentally transported forward to the 22nd century; the Doctor follows, eventually to be captured by his oldest and deadliest enemy — the DALEKS!

Having submitted the Doctor to the fearful Mind Analysis Machine, the DALEKS plan a 'time-jump' attack on Earth in the 20th century!...

'DOCTOR WHO, the children's own programme which adults adore...'
Gerard Garrett, The Daily Sketch

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Edition: Netherlands Netherlands (paperback)
Title:  Doctor Who en de Dag van de Daleks
When:  December 1974
Publisher:  Unieboek B.V. Bussum
ISBN:90-269-8108-2
Format: paperback
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Note:  One of 8 Dutch paperback novelisations, all published in 1974 — the others were: The Auton Invasion, The Cave-Monsters, The Crusaders, The Daemons, The Daleks, The Doomsday Weapon and The Zarbi. (The only other Dutch novelisation ever published was a hardcover version of The Daleks in 1966.)

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Gehimzinnige mensen uit de tweeentwintigste eeuw reizen door de tijd naar de twintigste eeuw om een hoge diplomaat, van wie de wereldvrede, afhangt, te vermoorden.

DOCTOR WHO, Jo Grant en de generaal moeten de zaak uitzoeken. Jo komt per ongeluk in de tweeentwintigste eeuw terecht. De Doctor volgt haar en wordt gevangen genomen door zijn oudste en bitterste vijanden; de DALEKS.

Nadat zij de Doctor door de afschuwelijke BREIN-ANALYSATOR hebben laten verhoren, beramen de DALEKS een aanval op de Aarde van de twintigste eeuw...

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Edition: Brazil Brazil (paperback)
Title:  Doutor Who e a Mudança da História
When:  January 1975
Publisher:  Global Editoria
ISBN:Unknown
Format: paperback
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Note:  The Portuguese title roughly translates as "Doctor Who and the Change of History". This was the only novelisation ever published in Brazil and uses a different translation than the later Portuguese edition.

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Misteriosos seres do século XXII, viajam através do tempo até o século XX para matar um eminente diplomata de quem depende a paz mundial. Doutor WHO, Jo Grant e o Brigadeiro foram chamados para investigar o caso. Jo foi acidentalmente transportada para o século XXII; o Doutor seguiu-a sendo eventualmente capturado pelos seus inimigos mortais — os DALEKS! Tendo submetido o Doutor a apavorante Máquina de Análise Mental, os Daleks planejam atacar a Terra viajando através do tempo até o século XX!!...

'Doutor WHO, o programa para crianças que os adultos adoram...'
GERARD GARRETT, THE DAILY SKETCH

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Edition: Turkey Turkey (paperback)
Title:  Doktor Kim ve Dalek Baskını
When:  June 1975
Publisher:  Remzi Kitabevi
ISBN:None
Format: paperback
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Note:  The Turkish title roughly translates as "Doctor Who and the Dalek Raid". One of 6 Turkish novelisations, all published in 1975 — the others were: The Daleks, The Abominable Snowmen, The Cybermen, The Auton Invasion and The Doomsday Weapon.

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DOKTOR KİM'in yardımcısı Jo Grant bir soruşturma sırasında istenmeyerek 22'nci yüzyıla ışınlanır. Onu izlemek zorunda kalan Doktor, eski düşmanları DALEK'lere esir düşer.

İngiltere'nin BBC televizyonunda yayimlanan Doktor Kim bilim-kurgu dizisi, çocuklarin ve gençlerin hatta daha çok büyüklerin ilgisini çekmistir.

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Edition: UK UK (2nd paperback)
When:  January 1976
Publisher:  Target
ISBN:0-426-10380-7
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Note:  Same ISBN as original UK paperback edition.

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Mysterious humans from 22nd-century Earth 'time-jump' back into the 20th century so as to assassinate a high-ranking diplomat on whom the peace of the world depends. DOCTOR WHO, Jo Grant and the Brigadier are soon called in to investigate. Jo is accidentally transported forward to the 22nd century; the Doctor follows, eventually to be captured by his oldest and deadliest enemy — the DALEKS! Having submitted the Doctor to the fearful Mind Analysis Machine, the DALEKS plan a 'time-jump' attack on Earth in the 20th century!...

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Edition: US US (hardback)
When:  January 1978
Publisher:  Aeonian
ISBN:0-84880-151-2
Format: hardback
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Note:  Limited to 300 copies.

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Edition: US US (paperback)
When:  April 1979
Publisher:  Pinnacle
ISBN:0-523-40565-0
Format: paperback
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Note:  Number 1 in the series of 10 US paperback novelisations published by Pinnacle in 1979-1980 — the others were: 2) The Doomsday Weapon, 3) The Dinosaur Invasion, 4) Genesis of the Daleks, 5) Revenge of the Cybermen, 6) The Loch Ness Monster, 7) The Talons of Weng-Chiang, 8) The Masque of Mandragora, 9) The Android Invasion and 10) The Seeds of Doom. Each of these US editions were reprinted several times between 1979 and 1989, with the ISBN changing 3 times (the different ISBNs are listed as separate editions below).

Cover blurb:
EXTERMINATE!
EXTERMINATE!

The Daleks, Doctor Who's oldest and most ruthless enemies, have one goal — total world power. Their prime weapon is time travel. In the late Twentieth Century, they attacked the Planet Earth. Their plan: alter the course of history. Start World Wars. Wipe out the human population. They were very effective.

Can Doctor Who, trapped in the Twenty-Second Century, reverse history's course in time to save our planet and every living thing on it, including himself, from the devastating and evil force of the Daleks?

Doctor Who is a mysterious, zany, and very mature Time Lord (750 years mature to be exact) who hurtles through space in a stolen Time Machine. Since there's a problem with the steering, he never lands exactly when or where he plans to. This, along with his desperate desire to bring law and order to the universe, and his insatiable curiosity, consistently places him in strange and often perilous circumstances.

Doctor Who, created for and by the BBC, is one of the longest running and most popular shows in British television history. Now this incredible space fantasy can be seen on television in major cities throughout the United States via Time-Life Television.

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Edition: Japan Japan (paperback)
Title:  Darek Zoku no gyakushuu!
When:  August 1980
Publisher:  Hayakawa Bunko
ISBN:Unknown
Format: paperback
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Note:  The Japanese title literally translates as "The Dalek Race's Counterattack!". One of 5 Japanese novelisations, all published in 1980 — the others were: The Daleks, The Auton Invasion, The Cave-Monsters and The Doomsday Weapon.

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Edition: US US (2nd paperback)
When:  January 1981
Publisher:  Pinnacle
ISBN:0-523-41986-4
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Same as 1st US paperback edition.

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Edition: UK UK (hardback)
When:  August 1981
Publisher:  WH Allen
ISBN:0-491-02975-6
Format: hardback
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The peace of the world depends on the success of a forthcoming conference — and the success of the conference depends on one man, Sir Reginald Styles. Or does it?

According to the history books of the 22nd century Sir Reginald was responsible for the outbreak of the Third World War and all its terrible consequences...

The Doctor and Jo Grant are caught up in a desperate bid by a group of 22nd-century guerilla fighters to return to the 20th century and assassinate Sir Reginald, thereby changing the course of history...

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Edition: UK UK (3rd paperback)
When:  January 1982
Publisher:  Target
ISBN:0-426-10380-7
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Note:  Same ISBN as original UK paperback edition.

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Edition: Portugal Portugal (paperback)
Title:  Doutor Who e o Dia dos Daleks
When:  January 1983
Publisher:  Editorial Presença
ISBN:None
Format: paperback
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Note:  Despite them both being Portuguese, this book uses an entirely different translation than the earlier Brazilian edition. One of 10 Portuguese novelisations, all published in 1983 — the others were: The Auton Invasion, The Cave-Monsters, The Daemons, The Doomsday Weapon, The Sea-Devils, The Daleks, The Crusaders, The Abominable Snowmen and The Zarbi.

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As extraordinárias aventuras de Doutor Who, Senhor do Tempo, viajando no seu veículo espácio-temporal, o TARDIS, através de toda a galáxia, da imensa variedade dos seus mundos. Histórias plenas de imaginação, suspense e acção. Um grande êxito mundial.

Doutor Who e Jo Grant são transportados, acidentalmente, através do tempo até ao séc XXII e são capturados pelos DALEKS que planeiam por sua vez, voltar atrás no tempo, ao séc XX, e atacar o planeta Terra.

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Edition: US US (3rd paperback)
When:  January 1983
Publisher:  Pinnacle
ISBN:0-523-42496-5
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Edition: US US (4th paperback)
When:  January 1989
Publisher:  Pinnacle
ISBN:1-55817-188-6
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Edition: UK UK (4th paperback)
Title:  Doctor Who: The Day of the Daleks
When:  April 1991
Publisher:  Target
ISBN:0-426-10380-7
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Note:  Same ISBN as original UK paperback edition.

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'We usually think of ghosts as coming from the past. But what about ghosts from the future?'

Earth in the twenty-second century: a place controlled by the Daleks and their mindless, ape-like slaves, the Ogrons. Only small pockets of human resistance remain...

The Doctor and UNIT are caught up in the desperate attempt of a small group of rebels to return to the twentieth century and assassinate the one man on whom the outbreak of the third world war depends...

Doctor Who — The Day of the Daleks, featuring Jon Pertwee in the role of the Doctor, was written by Louis Marks. This adaptation is by Terrance Dicks, who was script editor of the series for five years.

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Edition: Poland Poland (paperback)
Title:  Dzień Daleków
When:  January 1994
Publisher:  Empire
ISBN:83-86126-04-3
Format: paperback
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Note:  Two other Polish novelisations were also published: Władcy Czasu (The Three Doctors) and Zemsta Cyborgów (Revenge of the Cybermen).

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Ziemia w XXI wieku jest we władaniu okrutnych Dakeków i ich sług, Ogromów — bezdomnych istot podobnych do małp. Ludzi pozostało niewielu i są traktowani jak niewolnicy. To wynik wojny, która tak spustoszyła planetę, że stała się ona łatwym łupem najeźdźców z kosmosu.

Doktor i jednostka UNIT zostają wplątani w desperacką próbę zmiany tej sytuacji, podjętą przez małą grupę partyzantów, którzy powracają do XX wieku, aby zlikwidować pewnego mężczyznę, ponieważ od niego zależy wybuch III wojny światowej...

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Edition: UK UK (5th paperback)
When:  May 2012
Publisher:  BBC Books
ISBN:978-1-84990-473-5
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Note:  Following Random House/BBC Books' 6 successful novelisation reprints in 2011, this was a second batch of half-a-dozen reprints, released in both paperback and e-book form. The others in this batch were: The Ark in Space, The Ice Warriors, The Loch Ness Monster, The Tenth Planet and The Three Doctors.

Cover blurb:
'You are the Doctor. You are an enemy of the Daleks! Now you are in our power! You will be exterminated! YOU WILL BE EXTERMINATED!'

UNIT is called in when an important diplomat is attacked in his own home — by a man who then vanishes into thin air. The Doctor and Jo spend a night in the 'haunted' house and meet the attackers — who have time-jumped back from the 22nd century in the hope of changing history.

Travelling forward in time, the Doctor and Jo find themselves trapped in a future world where humans are slaves and the Daleks have already invaded. Using their ape-like servants to Ogrons to maintain order, the Daleks are now the masters of Earth.

As the Doctor desperately works to discover what has happened to put history off-track, the Daleks plan a time-jump attack on the 20th century.

THIS NOVEL IS BASED ON A DOCTOR WHO STORY WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY BROADCAST FROM 1 - 22 JANUARY 1972.

Featuring the Third Doctor as played by Jon Pertwee, with his companion Jo Grant and the UNIT organisation commanded by Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart



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