Doctor Who and the Time Warrior
 

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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. The novelisation was to have been written by Robert Holmes (who penned the TV story) but he only completed the prologue before handing the project over to Terrance Dicks. Holmes's prologue remains in the finished novelisation.

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Edition: UK (1st paperback)
Released:  June 1978
Publisher:  Target
ISBN:0-426-20023-3
Format: paperback
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Cover blurb:
His spaceship crippled in an inter-stellar battle, the Sontaran warrior, Linx, is forced to crash-land on earth. He arrives in the Middle Ages, a time too primitive to provide the technology he needs to repair his ship. Allying himself with the local robber chief, Linx uses his powers to 'borrow' scientists and equipment from twentieth-century earth.

Doctor Who tracks down the missing scientists and journeys into the past to save them. But can he defeat the ruthless Linx and his savage human allies before the course of human history is changed forever?

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Edition: UK (hardback)
Released:  June 1978
Publisher:  WH Allen
ISBN:0-491-02413-4
Format: hardback
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No blurb on back cover. The inside front flap contains the same blurb as the original paperback edition. The inside rear flap contains 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 script writer, 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 Time Warrior
Released:  June 1993
Publisher:  Target
ISBN:0-426-20023-3
Format: paperback
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Note:  Same ISBN as previous paperback edition.

Cover blurb:
'It was the devil's work, Captain... This wizard they call the Doctor threw all the fires and stenches of hell at us!'

Linx, the Sontaran Warrior, crash-lands his space-craft on Earth after being crippled by an inter-stellar battle with the Rutans. Unfortunately for him, he's landed in Medieval Wessex, where life is primitive and the technology to repair his ship hasn't been invented yet. He allies himself with the local bandit-chief Irongron, and builds a crude time-machine in order to snatch the people and equipment he needs from the twentieth century. Meanwhile, the Doctor, who is searching for these missing scientists, transports himself and Sarah Jane to their place of capture — the foul medieval lair of Irongron's castle, where the axe meets the ray-gun, in the hostile environment of the Middle Ages.

This was the first Doctor Who TV adventure which featured Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane the stowaway reporter, and revealed the name of the Time Lords' planet, Gallifrey.


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