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Target Books' Doctor Who output in 1979 was entirely of Fourth Doctor adaptations, save for the seminal novelisation of The War Games. It was thus the first year that the Third Doctor had been ignored by Target since 1973. Target also made its first attempt at novelisations specifically aimed at younger readers, with the book Junior Doctor Who and the Giant Robot.

Novelisation covers[]

Reprints and other title covers[]

Publishing history[]

Month Title Writer Cover Artist Illustrator
January Doctor Who and the Hand of Fear Terrance Dicks Roy Knipe
March Doctor Who and the Invisible Enemy Terrance Dicks Roy Knipe
March Reissue: Doctor Who and the Green Death Malcolm Hulke New cover: Alun Hood
March Reissue: Doctor Who and the Terror of the Autons Terrance Dicks New cover: Alun Hood
April Reissue: Doctor Who and the Sea Devils Malcolm Hulke New cover: John Geary
April Reissue: Doctor Who and the Giant Robot Terrance Dicks New cover: Jeff Cummins
May Doctor Who and the Robots of Death Terrance Dicks John Geary
May Junior Doctor Who and the Giant Robot Terrance Dicks Harry Hants Peter Edwards
June Reissue: Doctor Who and the Claws of Axos Terrance Dicks New cover: John Geary
July Doctor Who and the Image of the Fendahl Terrance Dicks John Geary
August Reissue: Doctor Who and the Doomsday Weapon Malcolm Hulke New cover: Jeff Cummins
October Doctor Who and the War Games Malcolm Hulke John Geary
November Doctor Who and the Destiny of the Daleks Terrance Dicks Andrew Skilleter
December Doctor Who and the Ribos Operation Ian Marter John Geary

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