Note: Produced for UK retailer Marks & Spencer (hence the St Michael branding on the cover). Contains illustrated abridged versions of the Terrance Dicks novelisations Planet of the Daleks and Genesis of the Daleks, alongside several new articles & a comic strip. Not to be confused with Dalek Omnibus.
No blurb on back cover. The inner cover flaps read as follows:
‘At the time before time began, at the dark edge of eternal space a new world began to grow. Out of the swirling, boiling mire of creation came true and total evil. It was the first heart beat of a life force that was to evolve into a brain of a terrifying power and genius — The brain within the creature called Davros. Half man, half machine, Davros pursued his insane dream of universal supremacy. He distorted the genetic chain of his species and succeeded in creating a monstrous being that had no pity, conscience or soul, a being that would come to terrorize and conquer whole galaxies. The all-powerful Davros, reincarnated in the form of the terrible Daleks...’
It is now more than a decade since Doctor Who and the Daleks made their explosive debut on television. Since then, their adventures have enthralled vast audiences all around the world.
The famous Doctor can now take his place amongst the great adventurers; and the Daleks have established their own very unique place in the affections of children as ‘the monster you love to hate’. The rasping, metallic voice grating out the word ‘Exterminate!’ is familiar to millions who each week wait impatiently for the next breathtaking encounter between Daleks and Doctor.
This is the most lavish book yet produced featuring Doctor Who and the Daleks. It contains two novel-length stories based on their adventures and a wealth of specially written and illustrated features. It is a book that demands to be in the library of everyone who has seen and enjoyed Doctor Who and the Daleks and it is to all of those millions that this book is dedicated.