Doctor Who and the Horror of Fang Rock
 

No. 32 of 156 in the Target novelisations series
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By:Terrance Dicks
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Editions:  UK (paperback) | UK (hardback)
Note:Also available as an audio reading.

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Edition: UK (paperback)
Released:  March 1978
Publisher:  Target
ISBN:0-426-20009-8
Format: paperback
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On a remote rocky island a few miles off the Channel coast stands the Fang Rock lighthouse. There have always been tales of the beast of Fang Rock, but when the TARDIS lands here with Leela and the Doctor, the force they must deal with is more sinister and deadly than the mythical beast of the past.

It is the early 1900s, electricity is just coming into common usage, and the formless, gelatinous mass from the future must use the lighthouse generators to recharge its system. Nothing can stop this Rutan scout in its search and its experimentation on humans...

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Edition: UK (hardback)
Released:  March 1978
Publisher:  WH Allen
ISBN:0-491-02252-2
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On a remote rocky island a few miles off the Channel coast stands the Fang Rock lighthouse. There have always been tales of the beast of Fang Rock, but when the Tardis lands here with Leela and the Doctor, the force they must deal with is more sinister and deadly than the mythical beast of the past.

It is the early 1900s, electricity is just coming into common usage, and the formless, gelatinous mass from the future must use the lighthouse generators to recharge its system. Nothing can stop this Rutan scout in its search and its experimentation on humans. Before the fog-shrouded night is over, all the occupants of the lighthouse have met with horrid deaths and the Doctor and Leela are locked in a vicious struggle against an enemy who cannot be killed...

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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