The Doctor Who Monster Book
 

No. 3 of 293 in the Miscellaneous factual books series
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By:Terrance Dicks
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Editions:  UK (1st paperback) | UK (2nd paperback)
Note:An overview of the many aliens and monsters the Doctor has faced in his travels. Followed by The Second Monster Book.

Cover image for The Doctor Who Monster Book
Edition: UK (1st paperback)
Released:  November 1975
Publisher:  Target
ISBN:0-426-11447-7
Format: paperback
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New:  £70.53
Used:  £3.78
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New:  CDN$ 165.75
Used:  CDN$ 6.00
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Note:  Includes a free fold-out poster of the cover art.

Cover blurb:
None.

Cover image for The Doctor Who Monster Book
Edition: UK (2nd paperback)
Released:  May 1985
Publisher:  Target
ISBN:0-426-11447-7
Format: paperback
Owned:
Buy:
Order from Amazon.co.uk
New:  £70.53
Used:  £3.78
Order from Amazon.com
New:  $110.66
Used:  $5.28
Order from Amazon.ca
New:  CDN$ 165.75
Used:  CDN$ 6.00
eBay

Note:  No text content was changed for the 2nd edition but many of the photos are different and there is no free poster included (though the back cover features a poster offer, see below). Both the 1st and 2nd editions have the same ISBN.

Cover blurb:
No back cover blurb as such — the back cover instead contains details of a mail-order promotion, allowing readers to buy posters by post from W.H. Allen (the same offer is displayed in many Target Doctor Who books of the period). The 5 posters available were:

  • A schematic of a Dalek, showing its interior
  • The well-known "exploding Dalek" artwork from the Death to the Daleks novelisation
  • Artwork titled "The World of Doctor Who", showing Peter Davison and a Dalek in front of a montage of Target novelisation covers
  • A photo of Jon Pertwee grappling with Linx the Sontaran in a still from The Time Warrior
  • Artwork of two Cybermen striding across space, taken from the cover of the 1981 edition of Doctor Who and The Cybermen (the novelisation of The Moonbase)


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