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The Target novelisations were a series of novels published by Target Books.

Most novels were adaptations of Doctor Who serials, although a few were adaptations of audio stories, or radio plays. As of February 2019, only four stories from the BBC Wales version of Doctor Who have been novelised.

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Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat talk about Doctor Who novelisations.

Up until 1988, most books were also published in a hardcover edition that, in many cases, predated the publication of the paperback by many months and, in some cases, were not published until long after the paperback.

The numbering of the novelisations was introduced in 1983, with the first seventy-three books retroactively renumbered in alphabetical order (although not every book had a numbered edition). The books from #74 onwards were predominantly numbered in the order of publication, with a few notable exceptions.

Stories Edit

Based on an audio story

(Bold titles indicated a deviation from the original episode title other than "Doctor Who and the _______")

No. Title Author Doctor Featuring Based on Released
016 Doctor Who and the Daleks David Whitaker 1st Susan, Barbara, Ian, Daleks The Daleks 2 May 1973
073 Doctor Who and the Zarbi Bill Strutton Barbara, Ian, Vicki, Zarbi The Web Planet
012 Doctor Who and the Crusaders David Whitaker Barbara, Ian, Vicki The Crusade
006 Doctor Who and the Auton Invasion Terrance Dicks 3rd Liz, the Brigadier, Second Doctor, Autons, Nestene Consciousness Spearhead from Space 17 January 1974
009 Doctor Who and the Cave-Monsters Malcolm Hulke Liz, the Brigadier, Silurians Doctor Who and the Silurians
023 Doctor Who and the Doomsday Weapon Jo, the Master Colony in Space 27 March 1974
018 Doctor Who and the Day of the Daleks Terrance Dicks Jo, the Brigadier, Yates, Benton, Daleks, Ogrons Day of the Daleks
015 Doctor Who and the Dæmons Barry Letts Jo, the Brigadier, Yates, Benton, Osgood, the Master The Dæmons 17 October 1974
054 Doctor Who and the Sea-Devils Malcolm Hulke Jo, Sea Devils, the Master The Sea Devils
001 Doctor Who and the Abominable Snowmen Terrance Dicks 2nd Jamie, Victoria, Great Intelligence, Robot Yeti The Abominable Snowmen 21 November 1974
013 Doctor Who and the Curse of Peladon Brian Hayles 3rd Jo, Alpha Centauri The Curse of Peladon January 1975
014 Doctor Who and the Cybermen Gerry Davis 2nd Ben, Polly, Jamie, Cybermen The Moonbase 19 February 1975
028 Doctor Who and the Giant Robot Terrance Dicks 4th Sarah, Harry, the Brigadier, Benton Robot 13 March 1975
063 Doctor Who and the Terror of the Autons 3rd Jo, the Brigadier, Yates, Benton, the Master, Autons, Nestene Consciousness Terror of the Autons 15 May 1975
029 Doctor Who and the Green Death Malcolm Hulke Jo, the Brigadier, Yates, Benton The Green Death 21 August 1975
048 Doctor Who and the Planet of the Spiders Terrance Dicks Sarah, the Brigadier, Yates, Benton, Fourth Doctor Planet of the Spiders 16 October 1975
064 The Three Doctors Jo, the Brigadier, First Doctor, Second Doctor, Benton The Three Doctors 20 November 1975
040 Doctor Who and the Loch Ness Monster 4th Sarah, Harry, the Brigadier, Benton, Zygons Terror of the Zygons 15 January 1976
022 Doctor Who and the Dinosaur Invasion Malcolm Hulke 3rd Sarah, the Brigadier, Yates, Benton Invasion of the Dinosaurs 19 February 1976
062 Doctor Who and the Tenth Planet Gerry Davis 1st Ben, Polly, Cybermen, Second Doctor The Tenth Planet
033 Doctor Who and the Ice Warriors Brian Hayles 2nd Jamie, Victoria, Ice Warriors The Ice Warriors 18 March 1976
051 The Revenge of the Cybermen Terrance Dicks 4th Sarah, Harry, Cybermen Revenge of the Cybermen 20 May 1976
027 Doctor Who and the Genesis of the Daleks Sarah, Harry, Daleks, Davros Genesis of the Daleks 22 July 1976
072 Doctor Who and the Web of Fear 2nd Jamie, Victoria, Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart, Great Intelligence, Robot Yeti The Web of Fear 19 August 1976
057 Doctor Who and the Space War Malcolm Hulke 3rd Jo, Daleks, Ogrons, Draconians, the Master Frontier in Space 23 September 1976
046 Doctor Who and the Planet of the Daleks Terrance Dicks Jo, Daleks Planet of the Daleks 21 October 1976
050 Doctor Who and the Pyramids of Mars 4th Sarah, Sutekh Pyramids of Mars 16 December 1976
008 Doctor Who and the Carnival of Monsters 3rd Jo Carnival of Monsters 20 January 1977
055 Doctor Who and the Seeds of Doom Philip Hinchcliffe 4th Sarah, Krynoids The Seeds of Doom 17 February 1977
017 Doctor Who and the Dalek Invasion of Earth Terrance Dicks 1st Susan, Barbara, Ian, Daleks The Dalek Invasion of Earth 24 March 1977
010 Doctor Who and the Claws of Axos 3rd Jo, the Brigadier, Yates, Benton, the Master, Axons The Claws of Axos 21 April 1977
004 Doctor Who and the Ark in Space Ian Marter 4th Sarah, Harry, Wirrn The Ark in Space 10 May 1977
007 Doctor Who and the Brain of Morbius Terrance Dicks Sarah, Morbius, Sisterhood of Karn The Brain of Morbius 23 June 1977
047 The Planet of Evil Sarah Planet of Evil 18 August 1977
044 Doctor Who and the Mutants 3rd Jo The Mutants 29 September 1977
019 Doctor Who and the Deadly Assassin 4th The Master The Deadly Assassin 20 October 1977
061 Doctor Who and the Talons of Weng-Chiang Jago, Litefoot, Mr Sin The Talons of Weng-Chiang 15 November 1977
042 Doctor Who and the Masque of Mandragora Philip Hinchcliffe Sarah, Mandragora Helix The Masque of Mandragora 8 December 1977
025 Doctor Who and the Face of Evil Terrance Dicks Leela The Face of Evil 19 January 1978
032 Doctor Who and the Horror of Fang Rock Leela, Rutan Host Horror of Fang Rock 30 March 1978
066 Doctor Who and the Tomb of the Cybermen Gerry Davis 2nd Jamie, Victoria, Cybermen The Tomb of the Cybermen 18 May 1978
065 Doctor Who and the Time Warrior Terrance Dicks (prologue by Robert Holmes) 3rd Sarah, the Brigadier, Sontarans The Time Warrior 29 June 1978
020 Death to the Daleks Terrance Dicks Sarah, Daleks Death to the Daleks 20 July 1978
002 Doctor Who and the Android Invasion 4th Sarah, Harry, Benton, Kraals The Android Invasion 16 November 1978
056 Doctor Who and the Sontaran Experiment Ian Marter Sarah, Harry, Sontarans The Sontaran Experiment 7 December 1978
030 Doctor Who and the Hand of Fear Terrance Dicks Sarah The Hand of Fear 18 January 1979
036 Doctor Who and the Invisible Enemy Leela, K9 Mark I The Invisible Enemy 29 March 1979
053 Doctor Who and the Robots of Death Leela, Sandminer robots The Robots of Death 24 May 1979
034 Doctor Who and the Image of the Fendahl Leela, K9 Mark I, Fendahl Image of the Fendahl 26 July 1979
070 Doctor Who and the War Games Malcolm Hulke 2nd Jamie, Zoe, the War Chief The War Games 25 September 1979
021 Doctor Who and the Destiny of the Daleks Terrance Dicks 4th Romana II, Daleks, Davros, Movellans Destiny of the Daleks 20 November 1979
052 Doctor Who and the Ribos Operation Ian Marter Romana I, K9 Mark II The Ribos Operation 11 December 1979
067 Doctor Who and the Underworld Terrance Dicks Leela, K9 Mark I Underworld 24 January 1980
035 Doctor Who and the Invasion of Time Leela, K9 Mark I, Sontarans, Vardans The Invasion of Time 21 February 1980
059 Doctor Who and the Stones of Blood Romana I, K9 Mark II The Stones of Blood 20 March 1980
003 Doctor Who and the Androids of Tara The Androids of Tara 24 April 1980
049 Doctor Who and the Power of Kroll Romana I The Power of Kroll 26 May 1980
005 Doctor Who and the Armageddon Factor Romana I, K9 Mark II, Black Guardian The Armageddon Factor 26 June 1980
038 Doctor Who and the Keys of Marinus Philip Hinchcliffe 1st Susan, Barbara, Ian The Keys of Marinus 21 August 1980
045 Doctor Who and the Nightmare of Eden Terrance Dicks 4th Romana II, K9 Mark II Nightmare of Eden
031 Doctor Who and the Horns of Nimon Romana II, K9 Mark II, Nimon The Horns of Nimon 16 October 1980
043 Doctor Who and the Monster of Peladon 3rd Sarah, Ice Warriors, Alpha Centauri The Monster of Peladon 4 December 1980
011 Doctor Who and the Creature from the Pit David Fisher 4th Romana II, K9 Mark II The Creature from the Pit 15 January 1981
024 Doctor Who and the Enemy of the World Ian Marter 2nd Jamie, Victoria, Ramón Salamander The Enemy of the World 16 April 1981
068 Doctor Who and an Unearthly Child Terrance Dicks 1st Susan, Barbara, Ian An Unearthly Child 15 October 1981
058 Doctor Who and the State of Decay 4th Romana II, K9 Mark II, Adric State of Decay 14 January 1982
071 Doctor Who and Warriors' Gate John Lydecker Warriors' Gate 15 April 1982
037 Doctor Who and the Keeper of Traken Terrance Dicks Adric, Nyssa, the Master The Keeper of Traken 20 May 1982
039 Doctor Who and the Leisure Hive David Fisher Romana II, K9 Mark II The Leisure Hive 22 July 1982
069 Doctor Who and the Visitation Eric Saward 5th Adric, Nyssa, Tegan The Visitation 19 August 1982
026 Full Circle Andrew Smith 4th Romana II, Adric, K9 Mark II Full Circle 16 September 1982
041 Logopolis Christopher H. Bidmead Adric, Nyssa, Tegan, the Master Logopolis 21 October 1982
060 Doctor Who and the Sunmakers Terrance Dicks Leela, K9 Mark I The Sun Makers 18 November 1982
074 Time-Flight Peter Grimwade 5th Adric, Nyssa, Tegan, the Master Time-Flight 15 April 1983
075 Meglos Terrance Dicks 4th Romana II, K9 Mark II Meglos 5 May 1983
076 Castrovalva Christopher H. Bidmead 5th Adric, Nyssa, Tegan, the Master Castrovalva 16 June 1983
077 Four to Doomsday Terrance Dicks Adric, Nyssa, Tegan Four to Doomsday 21 July 1983
078 Earthshock Ian Marter Adric, Nyssa, Tegan, Cybermen Earthshock 18 August 1983
079 Terminus John Lydecker Nyssa, Tegan, Turlough, Black Guardian Terminus 15 September 1983
080 Arc of Infinity Terrance Dicks Nyssa, Tegan, Omega, Time Lords Arc of Infinity 20 October 1983
081 The Five Doctors Tegan, Turlough, First Doctor, Second Doctor, Third Doctor, Fourth Doctor, Susan, the Brigadier, Sarah, Borusa, Daleks, Cybermen, the Master The Five Doctors 24 November 1983
082 Mawdryn Undead Peter Grimwade Nyssa, Tegan, Turlough, the Brigadier 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, 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, Barbara, Ian 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
093 Planet of Fire Peter Grimwade Turlough, Peri, Kamelion, the Master Planet of Fire 14 February 1985
092 The Caves of Androzani Terrance Dicks Peri The Caves of Androzani 14 March 1985
094 Marco Polo John Lucarotti 1st Susan, Barbara, Ian, Marco Polo Marco Polo 11 April 1985
095 The Awakening Eric Pringle 5th Tegan, Turlough. Kamelion The Awakening 13 June 1985
096 The Mind of Evil Terrance Dicks 3rd Jo, the Brigadier, Yates, Benton, the Master The Mind of Evil 11 July 1985
097 The Myth Makers Donald Cotton 1st Vicki, Steven, Katarina The Myth Makers 12 September 1985
098 The Invasion Ian Marter 2nd Jamie, Zoe, Cybermen The Invasion 10 October 1985
099 The Krotons Terrance Dicks Jamie, Zoe, Krotons The Krotons 14 November 1985
100 The Two Doctors Robert Holmes 6th Peri, Second Doctor, Jamie, Sontarans The Two Doctors 5 December 1985
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
* Slipback Eric Saward 6th Peri Slipback August 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
113 Black Orchid Terence Dudley 5th Adric, Nyssa, Tegan Black Orchid 19 February 1987
114 The Ark Paul Erickson 1st Steven, Dodo, Monoids The Ark 19 March 1987
115 The Mind Robber Peter Ling 2nd Jamie, Zoe The Mind Robber 16 April 1987
116 The Faceless Ones Terrance Dicks Ben, Polly, Jamie The Faceless Ones 21 May 1987
117 The Space Museum Glyn Jones 1st Barbara, Ian, Vicki The Space Museum 18 June 1987
118 The Sensorites Nigel Robinson Susan, Barbara, Ian The Sensorites 16 July 1987
119 The Reign of Terror Ian Marter The Reign of Terror 20 August 1987
120 The Romans Donald Cotton Barbara, Ian, Vicki The Romans 17 September 1987
121 The Ambassadors of Death Terrance Dicks 3rd Liz, the Brigadier, Benton The Ambassadors of Death 1 October 1987
122 The Massacre John Lucarotti 1st Steven, Dodo The Massacre 19 November 1987
123 The Macra Terror Ian Stuart Black 2nd Ben, Polly, Jamie, Macra The Macra Terror 1 December 1987
* K9 and Company Terence Dudley none Sarah, K9 Mark III K9 and Company: A Girl's Best Friend 15 October 1987
124 The Rescue Ian Marter 1st Barbara, Ian, Vicki The Rescue 21 January 1988
125 Terror of the Vervoids Pip and Jane Baker 6th Mel, the Valeyard Terror of the Vervoids 18 February 1988
126 The Time Meddler Nigel Robinson 1st Vicki, Steven, the Monk The Time Meddler 17 March 1988
127 The Mysterious Planet Terrance Dicks 6th Peri, the Valeyard, Sabalom Glitz The Mysterious Planet 21 April 1988
128 Time and the Rani Pip and Jane Baker 7th Mel, the Rani Time and the Rani 5 May 1988
106 Vengeance on Varos Philip Martin 6th Peri, Sil Vengeance on Varos 16 June 1988
129 The Underwater Menace Nigel Robinson 2nd Ben, Polly, Jamie The Underwater Menace 21 July 1988
130 The Wheel in Space Terrance Dicks Jamie, Zoe, Cybermen The Wheel in Space 18 August 1988
131 The Ultimate Foe Pip and Jane Baker 6th Mel, the Valeyard, the Master, Sabalom Glitz The Ultimate Foe 15 September 1988
132 The Edge of Destruction Nigel Robinson 1st Susan, Barbara, Ian The Edge of Destruction 20 October 1988
133 The Smugglers Terrance Dicks Ben, Polly The Smugglers 18 February 1993
134 Paradise Towers Stephen Wyatt 7th Mel Paradise Towers 1 December 1988
135 Delta and the Bannermen Malcolm Kohll Delta and the Bannermen 19 January 1989
136 The War Machines Ian Stuart Black 1st Dodo, Ben, Polly, WOTAN, War Machines The War Machines 16 February 1989
137 Dragonfire Ian Briggs 7th Mel, Ace Dragonfire 16 March 1989
138 Attack of the Cybermen Eric Saward 6th Peri, Cybermen Attack of the Cybermen 20 April 1989
139 Mindwarp Philip Martin Peri, the Valeyard, Sil Mindwarp 15 June 1989
140 The Chase John Peel 1st Barbara, Ian, Vicki, Steven, Daleks The Chase 20 July 1989
141 Mission to the Unknown Steven, Sara, Katarina, Mavic Chen, Daleks 21 September 1989
142 The Mutation of Time Steven, Sara, Mavic Chen, Daleks The Daleks' Master Plan 7-12 19 October 1989
143 Silver Nemesis Kevin Clarke 7th Ace, Cybermen Silver Nemesis 16 November 1989
144 The Greatest Show in the Galaxy Stephen Wyatt Ace The Greatest Show in the Galaxy 21 December 1989
145 Planet of Giants Terrance Dicks 1st Susan, Barbara, Ian Planet of Giants 18 January 1990
146 The Happiness Patrol Graeme Curry 7th Ace, Kandyman The Happiness Patrol 15 February 1990
147 The Space Pirates Terrance Dicks 2nd Jamie, Zoe The Space Pirates 15 March 1990
148 Remembrance of the Daleks Ben Aaronovitch 7th Ace, Daleks, Davros Remembrance of the Daleks 21 June 1990
149 Ghost Light Marc Platt Ace Ghost Light 20 September 1990
150 Survival Rona Munro Ace. the Master Survival 18 October 1990
151 The Curse of Fenric Ian Briggs Ace, Fenric, Haemovore The Curse of Fenric 15 December 1990
152 Battlefield Marc Platt Ace, the Brigadier Battlefield 18 July 1991
153 The Pescatons Victor Pemberton 4th Sarah Doctor Who and the Pescatons 15 September 1991
154 The Power of the Daleks John Peel 2nd Ben, Polly, Daleks The Power of the Daleks 15 July 1993
155 The Evil of the Daleks Jamie, Victoria, Daleks The Evil of the Daleks 19 August 1993
156 The Paradise of Death Barry Letts 3rd Sarah, the Brigadier The Paradise of Death 21 April 1994
157 City of Death James Goss 4th Romana, K9 Mark II City of Death 5 April 2018
158 Rose Russell T Davies 9th Rose, Mickey, Autons, Nestene Consciousness Rose
159 The Christmas Invasion Jenny T Colgan 10th Rose, Mickey, Harriet Jones, Sycorax The Christmas Invasion
160 The Day of the Doctor Steven Moffat 11th Clara, Tenth Doctor, War Doctor, Daleks, Zygons The Day of the Doctor
161 Twice Upon a Time Paul Cornell 12th First Doctor, Bill, the Captain, Ben, Polly, Nardole, Cybermen Twice Upon a Time
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