|Doctor Who Discovers books|
Very similar to (and presumably inspired by) Target’s Doctor Who Dinosaur Book which had appeared in 1976, each book in this series was a large (roughly A4-sized) slim 64-page paperback book. Each volume also contained a fold-out poster of the cover art inside.
The range was originally intended to be a long-running series, but was sadly curtailed at 5 books due to poor sales. The next three books in the series were already planned for late 1978, but were abruptly cancelled and never saw the light of day: Doctor Who Discovers The Miners, Doctor Who Discovers The Pirates and Doctor Who Discovers Inventors.
In an extremely rare example of real Doctor Who books crossing over into the fictional Whoniverse, this series of books forms a key plot point in the 2006 audio drama Kingmaker — a mock-up of a nonexistent book in the series (Doctor Who Discovers Historical Mysteries) even appears on the cover!
|Doctor Who Discovers Early Man||Fred Newman||Feb 1977||0-426-20008-X||6.7||None|
|Doctor Who Discovers Prehistoric Animals||Fred Newman||Nov 1977||0-426-20002-0||7.3||None|
|Doctor Who Discovers Space Travel||Fred Newman||Nov 1977||0-426-20003-9||5.3||None|
|Doctor Who Discovers the Conquerors||Fred Newman||Feb 1978||0-426-20013-6||6.3||None|
|Doctor Who Discovers Strange and Mysterious Creatures||Fred Newman||Apr 1978||0-426-20004-7||9||None|