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Doctor Who and the Claws of Axos was a novelisation based on the 1971 television serial The Claws of Axos.

Publisher's summary

1979 Target Books edition

`Axos calling Earth, Axos calling Earth...'

The creatures stood before them, beautiful golden humaniods, offering friendship and their priceless Axonite, in return for - what?

Only DOCTOR WHO remains suspicious. What is the real reason for the Axon's sudden arrival on Earth? And why is the evil Master a passenger on their spaceship? He very soon finds out...

Chapter titles

  1. Invader from Space
  2. The Landing
  3. The Voice of Axos
  4. Enter the Master
  5. The Doctor Makes a Plan
  6. Escape from Axos
  7. The Axons Attack
  8. The Power Robbers
  9. The Sacrifice
  10. Brainstorm
  11. The Feast of Axos
  12. Trapped in Time

Deviations from televised story

  • Many cut scenes are reinstated, including the Brigadier daydreaming of having Chinn taken out the back and shot through the head.

Writing and publishing notes

  • Title page includes: THE CHANGING FACE OF DOCTOR WHO. The cover illustration of this book portrays the third DOCTOR WHO whose physical appearance was altered by the Time Lords when they banished him to planet Earth in the Twentieth Century.

Additional cover images

British publication history

First publication:

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

Re-issues:

1979 Target Books with a new cover by John Geary priced 75p (UK)
1989 Star Books with The Mind of Evil priced £2.95p (UK)

 Audiobook

This Target Book was released 2 June 2016 complete and unabridged by BBC Physical Audio and read by Richard Franklin.

The cover blurb and thumbnail illustrations were retained in the accompanying booklet with sleevenotes by David J. Howe. Music and sound effects by Simon Power.

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