Doctor Who and the Web of Fear
 

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By:Terrance Dicks
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Editions:  UK (1st hardback) | UK (1st paperback) | UK (2nd hardback) | UK (2nd paperback) | UK (3rd paperback) | UK (4th paperback) | UK (5th paperback)
Note:Also available as an audio reading. This novelisation was also republished as part of the "compilation" The Doctor Who Omnibus.

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Edition: UK (1st hardback)
Released:  August 1976
Publisher:  Allan Wingate
ISBN:0-85523-073-8
Format: hardback
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Also available in the 'Doctor Who' series

DOCTOR WHO AND THE ICE WARRIORS
Brian Hayles
The world is caught in the grip of a second Ice Age when an ancient Ice Warrior is discovered, perfectly preserved in the ice for centuries. Alarm spreads as it turns out to be an alien from Mars, and ruthlessly hostile.

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 terrible ZYGONS?

DOCTOR WHO AND THE GENESIS OF THE DALEKS
Terrance Dicks
At the command of the Time Lords, the Doctor travels back to the time of the birth of the Daleks, in an attempt to totally destroy this terrible menace of the future. But even the Doctor cannot always win...

The inside cover flaps read as follows:

The Yeti had been quiet for forty years. A collector's item in a museum. Then without warning it awoke — and savagely murdered.

At about the same time patches of mist began to appear in Central London. People who lingered anytime in the mist were found dead, their faces smothered in cobwebs. The cobweb seeped down, penetrating the Underground System. Slowly it spread...

Then the Yeti reappeared, not just one but hordes, roaming the misty streets and cobwebbed tunnels, killing everyone in their path. Central London was gripped tight in a Web of Fear...

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 freelance author and writes many of the highly successful 'Doctor Who' books.

Terrance Dicks lives in Hampstead, London, is married and has three children. He is an obsessive reader, likes 'messing about in boats' and is cultivating an interest in mysticism and meditation.

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Edition: UK (1st paperback)
Released:  August 1976
Publisher:  Target
ISBN:0-426-11084-6
Format: paperback
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Forty years the Yeti had been quiet — Collector's item [sic] in a museum. Then without warning it awoke — and savagely murdered.

At about the same time patches of mist began to appear in Central London. People who lingered anytime in the mist were found dead, their faces smothered in cobwebs. The cobweb seeped down, penetrating the Underground System. Slowly it spread...

Then the Yeti reappeared, not just one but hordes, roaming the misty streets and cobwebbed tunnels, killing everyone in their path. Central London was gripped tight in a Web of Fear...

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Edition: UK (2nd hardback)
Released:  January 1978
Publisher:  WH Allen
ISBN:0-491-02184-4
Format: hardback
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The Yeti had been quiet for forty years. A collector's item in a museum. Then without warning it awoke — and savagely murdered.

At about the same time patches of mist began to appear in Central London. People who lingered anytime in the mist were found dead, their faces smothered in cobwebs. The cobweb seeped down, penetrating the Underground System. Slowly it spread...

Then the Yeti reappeared, not just one but hordes, roaming the misty streets and cobwebbed tunnels, killing everyone in their path. Central London was gripped tight in a Web of Fear...

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 freelance 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)
Released:  August 1978
Publisher:  Target
ISBN:0-426-11084-6
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Note:  Same ISBN as previous paperback edition; merely an amended cover design, with a blue logo instead of purple.

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Same as previous paperback edition.

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Edition: UK (3rd paperback)
Released:  January 1983
Publisher:  Target
ISBN:0-426-11084-6
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Note:  Same ISBN as previous paperback edition.

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Forty years the Yeti had been quiet — a collector's item in a museum. Then without warning it awoke — and savagely murdered.

At about the same time patches of mist began to appear in Central London. People who lingered anytime in the mist were found dead, their faces smothered in cobwebs. The cobweb seeped down, penetrating the Underground System. Slowly it spread...

Then the Yeti reappeared, not just one but hordes, roaming the misty streets and cobwebbed tunnels, killing everyone in their path. Central London was gripped tight in a Web of Fear...

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Edition: UK (4th paperback)
Title:  Doctor Who: The Web of Fear
Released:  December 1993
Publisher:  Target
ISBN:0-426-11084-6
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Note:  Same ISBN as previous paperback editions.

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'It's like a nightmare. An enemy we can't see or touch, who knows our every move.'

For forty years the Yeti has been quiet, a simple museum exhibit. Then without warning it wakes, and savagely murders. Meanwhile, patches of mist began to appear in central London. People who linger in the mist are found dead, their faces smothered in cobwebs. The cobwebs seep down, penetrating the Underground System, expanding... Then the Yeti reappear, not just one but hordes, roaming the misty streets and cobwebbed tunnels, killing everyone in their path. The Doctor, Jamie and Victoria must unite with the young Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart to stop the deadly menace.

This is the first story to feature Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart.

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Edition: UK (5th paperback)
Released:  April 2016
Publisher:  Unknown
ISBN:978-1-78594-036-1
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