Paradise Towers was a novelisation based on the 1987 television serial Paradise Towers. The cover art of the original 1988 edition marked the first appearance of an image of Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor and, in fact, the first time an image of the then-current incarnation of the Doctor had been featured since the final use of a photographic image of Peter Davison's Fifth Doctor on the cover of Enlightenment in 1984. A hardcover edition was planned, but cancelled.

Publisher's summary Edit

1988 edition Edit

Much in need of a holiday, Mel and the Doctor head for Paradise Towers: a luxury man-made planet with sparkling fountains, sunny streets, exotic flowers and a shimmering blue swimming pool.

But when the TARDIS materialises in a dark, rubbish filled, rat-infested alley it seems that this particular Paradise has turned into Hell!

Pursued by rogue cleaning machines, authoritarian caretakers and old ladies with strange eating habits, the Doctor and Mel track down the source of the chaos to one mysterious character – the designer of Paradise Towers, the Great Architect himself ...

Chapter titles Edit

  1. The Last of the Yellow Kangs
  2. No Visitors
  3. Tea and Cakes
  4. The Chief
  5. This Way and That
  6. Brainquarters
  7. Come into My Parlour
  8. The Illustrated Prospectus
  9. The Basement
  10. The Pool in the Sky
  11. Kroagnon
  12. Farewells

Deviations from televised story Edit

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Writing and publishing notes Edit

  • The inside back pages feature colour advert for Fantastic Doctor Who Posters Offer!
  • A proposed hardback edition for July 1988 was never published.

Additional cover images Edit

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British publication history Edit

First Publication: Paperback (December 1988)

  • Target / W.H. Allen & Co. Ltd. One single paperback edition, estimated print run: 25,000, priced £1.99 (UK).

Re-issues: (1991)

  • Target / Virgin Publishing, estimated print run: 9,000, priced £2.50 (UK).

 Audiobook Edit

This Target Book was released on 5 April 2012 complete and unabridged by BBC Audio and read by Bonnie Langford.

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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