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Target Books' Doctor Who output in 1984 was aggressive. Though dominated by tales of the Fifth Doctor, the first three Doctors returned to the range. It was an especially good year for the Second Doctor, who had two new adaptations.


No. Title Author Doctor Featuring Based on Released
082 Mawdryn Undead Peter Grimwade 5th Nyssa, Tegan, Turlough, the Brigadier, Black Guardian Mawdryn Undead 12 January 1984
084 Kinda Terrance Dicks Adric, Nyssa, Tegan, Mara Kinda 15 March 1984
083 Snakedance Nyssa, Tegan, Mara Snakedance 3 May 1984
085 Enlightenment Barbara Clegg Tegan, Turlough, White Guardian, Black Guardian Enlightenment 24 May 1984
086 The Dominators Ian Marter 2nd Jamie, Zoe, Dominators, Quarks The Dominators 19 July 1984
087 Warriors of the Deep Terrance Dicks 5th Tegan, Turlough, Silurians, Sea Devils Warriors of the Deep 16 August 1984
088 The Aztecs John Lucarotti 1st Susan, Ian, Barbara The Aztecs 20 September 1984
089 Inferno Terrance Dicks 3rd Liz, the Brigadier, Benton Inferno 18 October 1984
090 The Highlanders Gerry Davis 2nd Ben, Polly, Jamie The Highlanders 15 November 1984
091 Frontios Christopher H. Bidmead 5th Tegan, Turlough Frontios 10 December 1984

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  • After two years of using photographic covers for the Fifth Doctor novelisations, Target resumed the use of artistic covers for that Doctor's era (made possible by simply omitting the Doctor from the artwork).