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Target Books' Doctor Who output in 1986 totaled eleven new novelisations. At the time, it was the greatest number printed in a single year. As had become the custom over the previous couple of years, a generous supply of 1960s adventures were provided. In fact, the First Doctor had the plurality of novelisations in 1986.

The year was perhaps most significant, however, for introducing the concept of the "original novel" to Doctor Who publishing. With The Companions of Doctor Who imprint, Target would publish two novels about former companions, in the time after they had travelled with the Doctor. Nothing like them had ever been published, and they paved the way for Doctor Who novels that would come in the next decade.

Stories[]

No. Title Author Doctor Featuring Based on Released
101 The Gunfighters Donald Cotton 1st Steven, Dodo The Gunfighters 9 January 1986
102 The Time Monster Terrance Dicks 3rd Jo, the Brigadier, Yates, Benton, the Master The Time Monster 13 February 1986
103 The Twin Dilemma Eric Saward 6th Peri The Twin Dilemma 13 March 1986
104 Galaxy Four William Emms 1st Vicki, Steven Galaxy 4 10 April 1986
105 Timelash Glen McCoy 6th Peri Timelash 15 May 1986
107 The Mark of the Rani Pip and Jane Baker Peri, The Rani, The Master The Mark of the Rani 12 June 1986
108 The King's Demons Terence Dudley 5th Tegan, Turlough, Kamelion, The Master The King's Demons 10 July 1986
109 The Savages Ian Stuart Black 1st Steven, Dodo The Savages 11 September 1986
110 Fury from the Deep Victor Pemberton 2nd Jamie, Victoria Fury from the Deep 16 October 1986
111 The Celestial Toymaker Gerry Davis & Alison Bingeman 1st Steven, Dodo, Celestial Toymaker The Celestial Toymaker 20 November 1986
112 The Seeds of Death Terrance Dicks 2nd Jamie, Zoe, Ice Warriors The Seeds of Death 4 December 1986

Novelisation covers[]

Other Books[]

Title Author Doctor Featuring Based on Released
The Companions of Doctor Who: Turlough and the Earthlink Dilemma Tony Attwood 13 May 1986
Doctor Who: Travel Without the TARDIS Jean Airey & Laurie Haldeman 17 July 1986
Slipback Eric Saward 6th Peri Slipback 14 August 1986
The Companions of Doctor Who: Harry Sullivan's War Ian Marter Sarah, the Brigadier 11 September 1986

Reprints and other books covers[]

Publishing history[]

Month Title Writer Cover Artist
January The Gunfighters Donald Cotton Andrew Skilleter
February The Time Monster Terrance Dicks Andrew Skilleter
March The Twin Dilemma Eric Saward Andrew Skilleter
April Galaxy 4 William Emms Andrew Skilleter
May Timelash Glen McCoy David McAllister
May The Companions of Doctor Who:
Turlough and the Earthlink Dilemma
Tony Attwood Tony Masero
June The Mark of the Rani Pip and Jane Baker Andrew Skilleter
July The King's Demons Terence Dudley David McAllister
July Travel Without the TARDIS Jean Airy and Laurie Haldeman Photographic cover
August Slipback Eric Saward Paul Mark Tams
September The Savages Ian Stuart Black David McAllister
September The Companions of Doctor Who:
Harry Sullivan's War
Ian Marter Tony Masero
October Fury from the Deep Victor Pemberton David McAllister
November The Celestial Toymaker Gerry Davis and Alison Bingeman Graham Potts
December The Seeds of Death Terrance Dicks Tony Masero

Publishing notes[]

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