Doctor Who and the Tenth Planet
 

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By:Gerry Davis
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Editions:  UK UK (1st paperback) | UK UK (hardback) | UK UK (2nd paperback) | UK UK (3rd paperback)
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Edition: UK UK (1st paperback)
When:  February 1976
Publisher:  Target
ISBN:0-426-11068-4
Format: paperback
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Note:  Reprinted several times between 1978 & 1985 with same ISBN and cover blurb, but with an altered version of the front cover art (and a light blue Doctor Who logo). View alternate cover

Cover blurb:
The Sergeant blinked again. Three lights were moving towards him through the murk of the blizzard. Even as he looked, the lights changed into three tall, straight figures, clad in silver-armoured suits, advancing across the ice with a slow, deliberate step. Horror-struck, the Sergeant reached for his gun, and a stream of bullets sprayed across the marching figures. BUT THEY CONTINUED MARCHING...

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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Edition: UK UK (hardback)
When:  February 1976
Publisher:  WH Allen
ISBN:0-85523-062-2
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Edition: UK UK (2nd paperback)
Title:  Doctor Who: The Tenth Planet
When:  February 1993
Publisher:  Target
ISBN:0-426-11068-4
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Note:  Same ISBN as previous paperback edition.

Cover blurb:
The tall figures, each one seemingly clad in a silver armoured suit, continued to move inexorably towards them...

When the Tardis materialises in the middle of a snowstorm, Ben and Polly, driven to distraction by weeks cooped up in the time ship, insist on going outside with the Doctor. As they battle through the storm, they are unaware that they are being watched — and unaware that the planet is about to be invaded by creatures deadlier than any it has ever seen before...

Based on the original TV story by Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis, The Tenth Planet is the first story to feature the deadly Cybermen, and the last story in which the first Doctor, as played by William Hartnell, was to appear. It was to reveal an ability of the time lords never before suspected...

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Edition: UK UK (3rd paperback)
When:  May 2012
Publisher:  BBC Books
ISBN:978-1-84990-474-2
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Note:  Following Random House/BBC Books' 6 successful novelisation reprints in 2011, this is a second batch of half-a-dozen reprints, to be released in both paperback and e-book form. The others in this batch are: The Ark in Space, The Day of the Daleks, The Ice Warriors, The Loch Ness Monster and The Three Doctors.

Cover blurb:
'We were exactly like you once. Then our cybernetic scientists realised that our race was weakening. Our scientists and doctors invented spare parts for our bodies until we could be almost completely replaced.'

The TARDIS brings the Doctor and his friends to a space tracking base in the Antarctic — and straight into trouble. A space mission is going badly wrong, and a new planet has appeared in the sky.

Mondas, ancient fabled twin planet of Earth has returned. Soon its inhabitants arrive. But while they used to be just like the humans of Earth, now they are very different. Devoid of emotions, their bodies replaced with plastic and steel, the Cybermen are here.

Humanity needs all the help it can get, but the one man who seems to know what's going on is terminally ill. As the Cybermen take over, the Doctor is dying...

THIS NOVEL IS BASED ON THE FINAL STORY TO FEATURE THE FIRST DOCTOR, WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY BROADCAST FROM 8 TO 29 OCTOBER 1966. THIS WAS THE FIRST DOCTOR WHO STORY TO FEATURE THE CYBERMEN.

Featuring the First Doctor as played by William Hartnell in his very last adventure, and his companions Ben and Polly



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