Doctor Who and the Robots of Death
 

No. 53 of 156 in the Target novelisations series
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By:Terrance Dicks
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Editions:  UK (1st paperback) | UK (hardback) | UK (2nd paperback)
Note:Also available as an audio reading. This novelisation was also republished as part of the "compilation" The Further Adventures of Doctor Who.

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Edition: UK (1st paperback)
Released:  May 1979
Publisher:  Target
ISBN:0-426-20061-6
Format: paperback
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Cover blurb:
On a desert planet the giant sandminer crawls through the howling sandstorms, harvesting the valuable minerals in the sand.

Inside, the humans relax in luxury, while most of the work is done by the robots who serve them.

Then the Doctor and Leela arrive — and the mysterious deaths begin. First suspects, then hunted victims, Leela and the Doctor must find the hidden killer — or join the other victims of the Robots of Death.

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Edition: UK (hardback)
Released:  May 1979
Publisher:  WH Allen
ISBN:0-491-02436-3
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: UK (2nd paperback)
Title:  Doctor Who: The Robots of Death
Released:  February 1994
Publisher:  Target
ISBN:0-426-20061-6
Format: paperback
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Note:  Same ISBN as previous paperback edition.

Cover blurb:
'My command programme has been restructured,' explained the robot placidly. 'All humans are to die.'

On a desert planet the giant sandminer crawls through the howling sandstorms, harvesting the valuable minerals in the sand. Inside, the humans relax in luxury, while most of the work is done by the robots who serve them. Then the Doctor and Leela arrive — and the mysterious deaths begin. First suspects, then hunted fugitives, Leela and the Doctor must find the hidden killer — or join the other victims of the robots of death.

This is an adaptation by Terrance Dicks of a screenplay by Chris Boucher, which featured Tom Baker in the role of the Doctor.


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