Death to the Daleks
 

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By:Terrance Dicks
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Editions:  UK UK (1st paperback) | UK UK (hardback) | Germany Germany (paperback) | UK UK (2nd paperback)
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Edition: UK UK (1st paperback)
When:  July 1978
Publisher:  Target
ISBN:0-426-20042-X
Format: paperback
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A mysterious power-loss strands the TARDIS on Exxilon, a sinister fog-shrouded alien planet. Forced to brave the dangers of the planet, the Doctor meets the survivors of a beleaguered expedition from Earth searching for a precious mineral that can save the galaxy from a terrible space-plague. Sarah finds a mysterious super-City and becomes a captive of the savage Exxilons, and, worst of all, the Doctor's greatest enemies, the dreaded Daleks, arrive on a secret mission of their own.

What terrifying power makes captives of all who come to the planet? What is the secret of the mysterious deserted City with its great flashing beacon? And what sinister plan has brought the Daleks to Exxilon? The Doctor and Sarah must risk their lives time and again in a desperate attempt to foil the Daleks and save millions of humans from the horrific plague.

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Edition: UK UK (hardback)
When:  July 1978
Publisher:  WH Allen
ISBN:0-491-02433-9
Format: hardback
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No blurb on back cover. The dustjacket flaps contain the same blurb as the paperback edition, plus the following author blurb:

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.

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

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Edition: Germany Germany (paperback)
Title:  Doctor Who: Tod den Daleks!
When:  March 1990
Publisher:  Goldmann
ISBN:3-442-23623-1
Format: paperback
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Note:  In total, 6 TV novelisations were translated into German — the others were An Unearthly Child, The Daleks, The Dalek Invasion of Earth, Planet of the Daleks and Destiny of the Daleks.

Cover blurb:
Die einzigartige britische Fernsehserie jetzt als Goldmann Taschenbuch!

Der phantastische Dr. WHO mit seinem unmöglichen Raum-schiff auf Abenteuersuche im Weltall!

Die Tardis strandet nach einem mysteriösen Triebwerksausfall auf dem nebelverhangenen Planeten Exxilon. Dort stößt der Doktor auf die Überlebenden einer gescheiterten Expedition von der Erde, die hier nach einem äußerst seltenen Metall suchen wollte, mit dem die Galaxie vor einer schrecklichen Raum-Seuche bewahrt werden könnte. Sarah entdeckt während dessen eine Riesenstadt und wird von den wilden Exxilons gefangengenommen. Aber damit nicht genug der Katastrophen — hinter allem stecken noch dazu die Todfiende des Doktors: die Daleks...

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Edition: UK UK (2nd paperback)
When:  April 1991
Publisher:  Target
ISBN:0-426-20042-X
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Note:  Same ISBN as previous paperback edition.

Cover blurb:
'It's as if the TARDIS is dying,' whispered Sarah...

Mysteriously drained of its energy by a stange force, the TARDIS and its occupants are stranded on the planet Exxilon, a planet inhabited by a savage and degenerate race. But it's here alone that the cure for the hideous space plague can be found, a cure so vital that even the Daleks are willing to join forces with the Doctor in order to find it...

Doctor Who — Death to the Daleks was first broadcast in 1974 and was written by Terry Nation, the creator of the Daleks. This novelization was written by Terrance Dicks, who was script editor of the series for five years and who has novelized more than 60 Doctor Who television stories.
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