Kinda was a novelisation based on the 1982 television serial Kinda.

Publisher's summary Edit

1984 edition Edit

Nothing could disturb the serene peace of the planet Deva-Loka - or could it? An expeditionary force from Earth is dangerously out of control—and it's not only the peaceful race of the Kinda who are at risk...

A gentle stroll in the lush jungle leads the Doctor and Adric to an unexpected confrontation-and puts them at the mercy of a maniac...

But it is Tegan, lulled to sleep by mysterious wind-chimes, who comes the closest to the real danger that threatens not only her sanity but the existence of the whole planet...

Chapter titles Edit

  1. Dangerous Paradise
  2. The Kinda
  3. Ghosts
  4. The Box of Jhana
  5. The Mara
  6. The Change
  7. The Vision
  8. The Dream Cave
  9. The Wheel Turns
  10. The Path of the Mara
  11. The Attack
  12. The Face of the Mara

Deviations from televised story Edit

  • The cliffhanger ending to Four to Doomsday is appended as the novelisation's opening. Nyssa is described as slumping to the floor rather than just fainting.
  • The novel identifies Todd as "Doctor Todd".
  • The relationship between Hindle and Sanders is explored in greater detail.
  • The two unnamed members of the expedition who went missing before Roberts are referred to as Stone and Carter.
  • Hindle's rank is given as lieutenant and the Doctor speculates that it is the era when Earth's empire is expanding.
  • The characters Anatta, Anicca and Dukkha are unnamed. Aris is not identified as the Kinda seen outside the Dome.
  • The Kinda hostages do not show Hindle their fingernails before he asks them.
  • The Doctor speculates that the three missing team members encountered the Mara, refused to submit as Tegan did and were killed.
  • It is explained that Hindle turned the monitor off in order to avoid distraction, hence him missing Aris' attack.
  • The Doctor does not try to pass the stolen key card to Todd.

Writing and publishing notes Edit

  • This was the final novelisation to use a fully photographic cover, and it was the final Target novelisation to feature the Doctor as part of the main art until The Savages was published several years later.
  • Although number #84 in the Doctor Who library, the book was actually the 83rd to be released; this was because it was swapped in the publication order with the novelisation of Snakedance late in the day without the numbers being reassigned.

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British publication history Edit

First publication:

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

Audiobook Edit

In August 1997, BBC Audio released an abridged audiobook version of the novel, read by Peter Davison.

It became part of the BBC MP3-CD Audio sampler Tales from the TARDIS Volume 1, "Ten hours on just one disc".

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