The Myth Makers was a novelisation based on the 1965 television serial The Myth Makers.
This marked the first appearances of Vicki and Steven since their final television appearances in 1965 and 1966 respectively. It was also the first novelisation to feature Steven, and indeed the first non-television story to do so.
Publisher's summary[edit | edit source]
Long, long ago on the great plains of Asia Minor, two mighty armies faced each other in mortal combat. The armies were the Greeks and the Trojans and the prize they were fighting for was Helen, the most beautiful woman in the world.
To the Greeks it seemed that the city of Troy was impregnable and only a miracle could bring them success.
And then help comes to them in a most unexpected way as a strange blue box materialises close to their camp, bringing with it the First Doctor, Steven and Vicki, who soon find themselves caught up in the irreversible tide of history and legend...
Chapter titles[edit | edit source]
- Homer Remembers
- Zeus Ex Machina
- Hector Forgets
- Enter Odysseus
- Exit the Doctor
- A Rather High Tea
- Agamemnon Arbitrates
- An Execution is Arranged
- Temple Fugit
- The Doctor Draws a Graph
- Paris Draws the Line
- Small Prophet, Quick Return
- War Games Compulsory
- Single Combat
- Speech! Speech!
- The Trojans at Home
- Cassandra Claims a Kill
- The Ultimate Weapon
- A Council of War
- Paris Stands on Ceremony
- Dungeon Party
- Hull Low, Young Lovers
- A Victory Celebration
- Doctor in the Horse
- A Little Touch of Hubris
- Abandon Ship!
- Armageddon and After
Deviations from televised story[edit | edit source]
- The book is told entirely from Homer's point of view, meaning many scenes, such as Steven getting wounded by the Trojan soldier, are cut out. Homer also takes on the role of the Greek servant Cyclops.
- The Doctor thinks they have landed in the Kalahari.
Writing and publishing notes[edit | edit source]
- Along with Marco Polo, this novelised title had the highest first print run of the Target novelisations (65,000).
- The original artwork for the novelisation featured the artwork of Andrew Skilleter.
- This novelisation was later released as part of The History Collection.
Additional cover images[edit | edit source]
British publication history[edit | edit source]
- W.H.Allen & Co. Ltd. UK
Audiobook[edit | edit source]
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