Doctor Who and the Genesis of the Daleks
 

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By:Terrance Dicks
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Editions:  UK UK (1st paperback) | UK UK (hardback) | US US (paperback) | US US (2nd paperback) | US US (3rd paperback) | US US (4th paperback) | UK UK (2nd paperback) | UK UK (3rd paperback)
Note:Also available as an audio reading. This novelisation was also republished as part of two "compilations": an abridged version in Doctor Who and the Daleks Omnibus and an unabridged version in The Adventures of Doctor Who.

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Edition: UK UK (1st paperback)
When:  July 1976
Publisher:  Target
ISBN:0-426-11260-1
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The place: Skaro

Time: The Birth of the Daleks

After a thousand years of futile war against the Thals, Davros has perfected the physical form that will carry his race into eternity — the dreaded Dalek.

Without feeling, conscience or pity, the Dalek is programmed to EXTERMINATE.

At the command of the Time Lords, Doctor Who travels back through time in an effort to totally destroy this terrible menace of the future.

But even the Doctor cannot always win...

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Edition: UK UK (hardback)
When:  July 1976
Publisher:  Wingate
ISBN:0-85523-072-X
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Edition: US US (paperback)
When:  May 1979
Publisher:  Pinnacle
ISBN:0-523-40608-8
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Note:  Number 4 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, 3) The Dinosaur Invasion, 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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DALEKS

Doctor Who is given the chance of his lifetime, the incredible chance to eliminate his most deadly enemy, the Daleks. Sent to Skaro, the home of their creation, at a point in time just before their existence, Doctor Who's sole mission is to prevent the Daleks' birth — or at the very least, alter their genetic development.

But the Time Lords and Doctor Who has not anticipated the single-minded obsession of the brilliant scientist Davros — a man determined to give his invention, the Daleks, destructive powers and a ruthless intelligence, a man determined to destroy. And least of all did they expect the baby Daleks to turn on their inventor... on the entire city... and prematurely on Doctor Who.

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Edition: US US (2nd paperback)
When:  January 1981
Publisher:  Pinnacle
ISBN:0-523-41973-2
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DALEKS

Doctor Who is given the chance of his lifetime, the incredible chance to eliminate his most deadly enemy, the Daleks. Sent to Skaro, the home of their creation, at a point in time just before their existence, Doctor Who's sole mission is to prevent the Daleks' birth — or at the very least, alter their genetic development.

DALEKS

But the Time Lords and Doctor Who had not anticipated the single-minded obsession of the brilliant scientist Davros — a man determined to give his invention, the Daleks, destructive powers and a ruthless intelligence, a man determined to destroy. And least of all did they expect the baby Daleks to turn on their inventor... on the entire city... and prematurely on Doctor Who.

DALEKS

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Edition: US US (3rd paperback)
When:  January 1983
Publisher:  Pinnacle
ISBN:0-523-42361-6
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Edition: US US (4th paperback)
When:  January 1989
Publisher:  Pinnacle
ISBN:1-55817-191-6
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Edition: UK UK (2nd paperback)
Title:  Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks
When:  September 1991
Publisher:  Target
ISBN:0-426-11260-1
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Note:  Same ISBN as previous UK paperback edition.

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'Alien.' croaked the Dalek suddenly. 'Exterminate!' Slowly the gun stick raised until it was pointing straight at the Doctor...

Skaro, a scarred, ravaged planet, where the war between the Thals and the Kaleds is reaching its final stages. And Davros, the Kaleds' greatest mind, has finally perfected the machine which will house the mutated creatures into which the Kaleds will finally evolve...

The Daleks are about to be born, and the Doctor is sent back through time in an attempt to destroy utterly this terrible threat to the future...

Doctor Who — Genesis of the Daleks was first broadcast in 1975 and was written by Terry Nation, the creator of the Daleks. This novelization is by Terrance Dicks, who was script editor of the series for five years; he is also the author of Exodus, the second novel in the Timewyrm series of original Doctor Who fiction.

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Edition: UK UK (3rd paperback)
Title:  Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks
When:  April 2016
ISBN:978-1-78594-038-5
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'Alien,' croaked the Dalek suddenly. 'Exterminate... exterminate... exterminate!' Slowly the gun stick raised until it was pointing straight at the Doctor.

The Time Lords have a mission for the Doctor. Together with Sarah and Harry, he finds himself stranded on planet Skaro where the conflict between the Thals and the Kaleds has been raging for a thousand years. Kaled scientist Davros has perfected a life support system and travel machine for the creature he knows his race will ultimately evolve into — the Dalek.

The Doctor must stop the creation of the Daleks, or perhaps affect their development so they evolve into less aggressive creatures. But with Davros's plans to destroy the Thals and to wipe out any dissenters among his own ranks in progress, is the Doctor already too late?

THIS NOVEL IS BASED ON A DOCTOR WHO STORY WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY BROADCAST FROM 8 MARCH-12 APRIL 1975.

Featuring the Fourth Doctor as played by Tom Baker with his companions Sarah Jane Smith and Harry Sullivan



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