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Target Books was a publisher of books, who focused on novelisations of episodes of Doctor Who (PROSE: Fanboys) and educational books. (AUDIO: The Kingmaker)

They published 150 Doctor Who novelisations, (PROSE: Bafflement and Devotion) including State of Decay and Planet of the Spiders. (PROSE: Fanboys)

History[edit | edit source]

The Doctor's universe[edit | edit source]

While the Fourth Doctor worked for UNIT, he wrote a series of educational children's books. It was intended to be called The Doctor, Who Discovers... but the publisher misprinted the covers as Doctor Who Discovers. (AUDIO: The Kingmaker)

By 1981, Target Novels were sold in WHSmith's. David and Chris regularly bought these novels. (PROSE: Fanboys)

The Eighth Doctor found a copy of a Target novel, Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks, inside Iris Wildthyme's TARDIS, which he claimed contradicted another title in the series. (PROSE: Bafflement and Devotion)

Godfrey Porter's world[edit | edit source]

"The Thief of Sherwood" was a Target novel based upon the television story "The Outlaws". (PROSE: The Thief of Sherwood)

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

Information from invalid stories[edit | edit source]

The Complete Guide to Doctor Who?[edit | edit source]

The editor of Target Books once told two of his writers to write 128 pages and then simply stop. (NOTVALID: The Complete Guide to Doctor Who?)

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