|Edition: ||UK (2nd paperback)|
|Released: ||November 1992|
Note: Same ISBN as previous paperback edition.
He stood in a trance before the computer. ‘What do you want of me?’ he asked.
London, 1966. The TARDIS materializes outside the Post Office Tower and the Doctor becomes aware of a powerful and evil force nearby. Inside the tower the Doctor and the ever-curious Dodo track down the source of power to Professor Brett and WOTAN, his revolutionary new computer.
Designed as a universal problem solver, WOTAN has suddenly begun to think for itself, and has formulated a deadly plan. Using its phenomenal power it will program humans to build mobile fighting computers,and with these indestructible war machines WOTAN will take over the world.
First broadcast in 1966, The War Machines introduced companions Ben and Polly, and was written by Ian Stuart Black, who also wrote The Savages.