Doctor Who and the Dinosaur Invasion (Invasion of the Dinosaurs)
 

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By:Malcolm Hulke
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Editions:  UK UK (1st paperback) | UK UK (hardback) | UK UK (2nd paperback) | US US (paperback) | US US (2nd paperback) | US US (3rd paperback) | US US (4th paperback) | UK UK (3rd paperback) | UK UK (4th paperback)
Note:This is a novelisation of Invasion of the Dinosaurs (obviously enough!) and was later reprinted under its original title. Also available as an audio reading.

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Edition: UK UK (1st paperback)
When:  February 1976
Publisher:  Target
ISBN:0-426-10874-4
Format: paperback
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The Doctor walked slowly forward into the cul-de-sac. The giant dinosaur turned its head to focus on the midget now approaching... the Doctor aimed his gun to fire... suddenly from behind came a great roar of anger. He spun round — blocking the exit from the narrow street towered a Tyrannosaurus Rex, its savage jaws dripping with blood...

The Doctor and Sarah arrive back in the TARDIS to find London completely deserted — except for the dinosaurs. Has the return of these prehistoric creatures been deliberately planned and, if so, who can be behind it all?

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Edition: UK UK (hardback)
When:  February 1976
Publisher:  Allan Wingate
ISBN:0-85523-061-4
Format: hardback
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Also available in the 'Doctor Who' series

DOCTOR WHO AND THE PLANET OF THE SPIDERS
Terrance Dicks
The last exciting adventure of DOCTOR WHO'S third incarnation — in which he has to surrender to a force stronger than himself — the ambitious evil Eight-Legs, the SPIDERS!

DOCTOR WHO
THE THREE DOCTORS
Terrance Dicks
In which Doctors One, Two and Three cross time and space and come together to fight their most dangerous enemy — OMEGA — an exiled and bitter Time Lord, who is ruthlessly planning the destruction of the whole Universe.

DOCTOR WHO AND THE LOCH NESS MONSTER
Terrance Dicks
At last! The encounter of the fourth Doctor with the dreaded monster — will DOCTOR WHO be able to unravel the legend of Loch Ness, and overcome the power of the ruthless ZYGONS?

DOCTOR WHO AND THE TENTH PLANET
Gerry Davis
The CYBERMEN have arrived. The first invasion of Earth by this invincible, fearless race — and the last thrilling adventure of the first DOCTOR WHO.

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The Doctor walked slowly forward into the cul-de-sac. The giant dinosaur turned its head to focus on the midget now approaching... the Doctor aimed his gun to fire... suddenly from behind came a great roar of anger. He spun round — blocking the exit from the narrow street towered a Tyrannosaurus Rex, its savage jaws dripping with blood...

The Doctor and Sarah arrive back in the TARDIS to find London completely deserted — except for the dinosaurs. Has the return of these prehistoric creatures been deliberately planned and, if so, who can be behind it all?

DOCTOR WHO — awarded The Writer's Guild Award for the best British children's original drama script.

Malcolm Hulke has written for the 'Doctor Who' television series since 1965. As well as six 'Doctor Who' books, he has written several adult novels based on the television series 'Crossroads', and has recently completed Cassell's Parliamentary Dictionary, a new analytical guide.

The author lectures frequently at schools and professional gatherings on the subject of writing. He enjoys travelling abroad as a relaxation from writing, when time allows it.

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Edition: UK UK (2nd paperback)
When:  June 1978
Publisher:  Target
ISBN:0-426-10874-4
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Note:  Same ISBN as previous paperback edition.

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Edition: US US (paperback)
When:  May 1979
Publisher:  Pinnacle
ISBN:0-523-40606-1
Format: paperback
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Note:  Number 3 in the series of 10 US paperback novelisations published by Pinnacle in 1979-1980 — the others were: 1) Day of the Daleks, 2) The Doomsday Weapon, 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).

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Edition: US US (2nd paperback)
When:  January 1981
Publisher:  Pinnacle
ISBN:0-523-41613-X
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RETURN OF THE PREHISTORIC CREATURES

Three hundred and fifty million years ago, dinosaurs crawled the Earth, devouring everything in sight. But then they disappeared. Certainly, no one ever expected them to return....

When Doctor Who lands in London and finds the entire city deserted — except for dinosaurs — he figures something really weird is going on. It is. A clever group of misguided idealists is at the center of a bizarre plot to reverse Time to a golden era — an era before technology, before pollution, before the hydrogen bomb. The group is going to give the human race a second chance.

But, to implement Operation Golden Age, the past must be eliminated. The present will not exist — and only the chosen will survive.

Doctor Who must turn the clock forward to stop Operation Golden Age, but will he be able to do it before Earth's Time runs out?

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Edition: US US (3rd paperback)
When:  January 1983
Publisher:  Pinnacle
ISBN:0-523-42498-1
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Edition: US US (4th paperback)
When:  January 1989
Publisher:  Pinnacle
ISBN:1-55817-190-8
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RETURN OF THE PREHISTORIC CREATURES

Three hundred and fifty million years ago, dinosaurs crawled the Earth, devouring everything in sight. But then they disappeared. Certainly, no one ever expected them to return...

When Doctor Who lands in London and finds the entire city deserted — except for dinosaurs — he figures something really weird is going on. It is. A clever group of misguided idealists is at the center of a bizarre plot to reverse Time to a golden era — an era before technology, before pollution, before the hydrogen bomb. The group is going to give the human race a second chance.

But, to implement Operation Golden Age, the past must be eliminated. The present will not exist — and only the chosen will survive.

Doctor Who must turn the clock forward to stop Operation Golden Age, but will he be able to do it before Earth's Time runs out?

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Edition: UK UK (3rd paperback)
Title:  Doctor Who: Invasion of the Dinosaurs
When:  November 1993
Publisher:  Target
ISBN:0-426-10874-4
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Note:  Same ISBN as previous UK paperback editions.

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"We're facing the destruction of history itself!"

The Doctor and Sarah return from the past to find London deserted and under martial law after a sudden invasion of prehistoric monsters. Uniting with Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, they uncover a plot to alter time: wiping out all Earth's previous history and returning it to a golden age before technological pollution. Fighting traitors within and monsters without, the Doctor and UNIT must try and stop the deadly idealists.

This is an adaptation by Malcolm Hulke of his own original screenplay, which featured Jon Pertwee in the role of the Doctor.

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Edition: UK UK (4th paperback)
When:  April 2016
ISBN:978-1-78594-037-8
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'Through the windscreen, the Doctor could see the gigantic shape of a tyrannosaurus rex blocking the road.'

The Doctor and Sarah arrive in London to find it deserted. The city has been evacuated as prehistoric monsters appear in the streets. While the Doctor works to discover who or what is bringing the dinosaurs to London, Sarah finds herself trapped on a spaceship that left Earth months ago travelling to a new world...

Against the odds, the Doctor manages to trace the source of the dinosaurs. But will he and the Brigadier be in time to unmask the villains before Operation Golden Age changes the history of planet Earth and wipes out the whole of human civilisation?

THIS NOVEL IS BASED ON A STORY WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY BROADCAST FROM 12 JANUARY-16 FEBRUARY 1974.

Featuring the Third Doctor as played by Jon Pertwee with his companion Sarah Jane Smith and UNIT



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