Doctor Who and the Android Invasion was a novelisation based on the 1975 television serial The Android Invasion.

Publisher's summary[edit | edit source]

The Doctor and Sarah arrive safely back on Earth – or do they?

Why does the mysterious soldier march straight over a cliff – and then reappear unharmed?

Why are they attacked by the sinister mechanics with built-in guns for hands?

Why is a picturesque country village at first deserted – then filled with mindless zombies?

And why are their best friends suddenly trying to kill them?

The Doctor has stumbled on a cunning alien plan to take over the Earth. Will he be in time to defeat the deadly Kraals and their terrifying android invasion?

Chapter titles[edit | edit source]

  1. Strange Arrival
  2. Village of Terror
  3. The Watcher
  4. Hunted
  5. Captured
  6. The Test
  7. The Countdown
  8. Braindrain
  9. Blastoff
  10. Hero's Return
  11. Takeover
  12. Death of a Doctor

Deviations from televised story[edit | edit source]

  • An army truck transports the android villagers to and from the village simulation instead of the large tradesman's pickup truck used in the televised version.

Writing and publishing notes[edit | edit source]

  • When the first seventy-three Target novelisations were retroactively numbered in 1983, this book was assigned #2; however no edition bearing the number was ever printed.

Additional cover images[edit | edit source]

British publication history[edit | edit source]

First publication:

  • Hardback
W.H. Allen & Co. Ltd. UK
  • Paperback

Editions published outside Britain[edit | edit source]

  • Published in the USA by Pinnacle Books in 1980 as a paperback edition, it was one of ten American novelisations; an introduction by Harlan Ellison features in all the editions.
  • Published again in the USA by Aeonian Press in 1984 as a hardback edition; it was one of seven novelisations published in the mid-1980's.

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