Silver Nemesis was a novelisation based on the 1988 television serial Silver Nemesis.
This adaptation of the twenty-fifth anniversary Doctor Who story has the distinction of being the final novelisation to be published during the run of the original series.
1989 Target Books edition
Evil powers await the statue's return: the neo-nazis de Flores and his stormtroopers; Lady Peinforte, who saw Nemesis exiled in 1638 and has propelled herself forward in time; and the advance party of a Cyberman invasion force.
This story celebrates 25 years of Doctor Who on television.
1993 Target Books edition
'IT'S ALL OVER, ACE. I'VE LOST, I CAN ONLY SURRENDER. THE CYBERMEN WILL HAVE THE NEMESIS.'
Launched into space 350 years ago, a meteor is returning to Earth – and inside it waits Nemesis, a silver statue made of the living metal validium, the most dangerous substance in the Universe. Evil powers await the statue's return: the neo-nazis de Flores and his stormtroopers; Lady Peinforte, who saw Nemesis exiled in 1638 and has propelled herself forward in time; and the advance party of a Cyberman invasion force. But only one person has the power to activate Nemesis: the statue's creator, the Doctor.
In this story, the Cyberleader was played on screen by David Banks, who is the author of the recently published Doctor Who New Adventures novel Iceberg.
Deviations from televised story
- The crash of the Nemesis comet and the battle between the Cybermen and De Flores's men occurs on a housing estate construction site rather than wasteground.
- Mrs. Remington is called Lavinia P. Hackensack and is said to be from Connecticut instead of Virginia.
Writing and publishing notes
- The swastika symbol was far more visable in Alister Pearson's original cover design before being scaled down and given less prominence in the final cover.
- Dedication: “For D H F Somerset with all my gratitude”
Additional cover images
British publication history
First Publication: Paperback (November 1989)
- Target / W.H. Allen & Co. Ltd. One single paperback edition, (estimated print run: 22,000) priced £1.99 (UK.
Re-issues: (September 1993)
- Target / Virgin Publishing. One single paperback edition, priced £3.50 (UK)featuring a new cover by Alistair Pearson.