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|name=The Time Monster
 
|novelisation of=The Time Monster (TV story)
 
|novelisation of=The Time Monster (TV story)
 
|image=Time Monster novel.jpg
 
|image=Time Monster novel.jpg
|series=Publication Order
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|series=[[Target novelisation]]s
 
|number= 102
 
|number= 102
 
|doctor=Third Doctor
 
|doctor=Third Doctor
 
|companions= [[Jo Grant|Jo]]
 
|companions= [[Jo Grant|Jo]]
|featuring = The Brigadier
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|featuring = [[Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart|The Brig]], [[Mike Yates]], [[John Benton|Benton]]
|featuring2 = Mike Yates
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|enemy= {{il|[[Kronos]]|{{Delgado|c}}|[[TOMTIT]]}}
|featuring3 = John Benton
 
|enemy= [[Kronos]], {{Delgado}}, [[TOMTIT]]
 
 
|setting= {{il|[[Earth]], circa [[1970s]]|[[Atlantis]], circa [[BC|1500 BC]]}}
 
|setting= {{il|[[Earth]], circa [[1970s]]|[[Atlantis]], circa [[BC|1500 BC]]}}
 
|writer= [[Terrance Dicks]]
 
|writer= [[Terrance Dicks]]
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|publisher= Target Books
 
|publisher= Target Books
 
|publisher2= W.H. Allen
 
|publisher2= W.H. Allen
|release date= [[13 February (releases)|13 February]] [[1986 (releases)|1986]]
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|release date= [[13 February (releases)|13 February]] [[1987 (releases)|1987]]
|format= Hardcover and paperback editions; 15 Chapters, 151 Pages
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|format= Hardcover and paperback editions, 151 Pages
 
|isbn= ISBN 0-426-20221-X
 
|isbn= ISBN 0-426-20221-X
|prev= The Gunfighters (novelisation)
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|prev=Doctor Who and the Mutants
|next= The Twin Dilemma (novelisation)
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|next=The Three Doctors (novelisation)
|series2 = [[List of Doctor Who television stories|TV series order]]
 
|prev2=Doctor Who and the Mutants (novelisation)
 
|next2=The Three Doctors (novelisation)
 
 
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'''''{{StoryTitle}}''''' was a novelisation based on the 1972 television serial ''[[The Time Monster (TV story)|The Time Monster]]''.
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'''''{{StoryTitle}}''''' was a novelisation based on the [[1972 (releases)|1972]] television serial ''[[The Time Monster (TV story)|The Time Monster]]''.
   
 
== Publisher's summary ==
 
== Publisher's summary ==
Outside the bounds of this world lives [[Kronos]], the [[Chronovore|Chronivore]] – a mysterious creature that feeds on time itself. Posing as a [[Cambridge]] professor [[the Master]] intends to use Kronos in his evil quest for power. To stop him, [[Third Doctor|the Doctor]] and [[Jo Grant|Jo]] must journey back in time to Ancient [[Atlantis]] and to a terrifying confrontation within the [[Time Vortex]] itself. But can even the Doctor save himself from the awesome might of the Time Monster?
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Outside the bounds of this world lives [[Kronos]], the [[Chronovore|Chronivore]] – a mysterious creature that feeds on time itself. Posing as a [[Cambridge]] professor [[the Master]] intends to use Kronos in his evil quest for power. To stop him, [[Third Doctor|the Doctor]] and [[Jo Grant|Jo]] must journey back in time to Ancient Atlantis and to a terrifying confrontation within the [[Time Vortex]] itself. But can even the Doctor save himself from the awesome might of the Time Monster?
   
 
== Chapter titles ==
 
== Chapter titles ==
# The Nightmare
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#The Nightmare
# The Test
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#The Test
# The Summoning
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#The Summoning
# The Ageing
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#The Ageing
# The Legend
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#The Legend
# The Ambush
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#The Ambush
# The High Priest
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#The High Priest
# The Secret
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#The Secret
# Time Attack
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#Time Attack
# Take-Off
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#Take-Off
# The Time-Eater
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#The Time-Eater
# Atlantis
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#Atlantis
# The Guardian
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#The Guardian
# The Captives
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#The Captives
# The Return of Kronos
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#The Return of Kronos
   
 
== Deviations from televised story ==
 
== Deviations from televised story ==
* ''' '''The Master speculates on how Rassilon used the time-scoop, and how he got on well with Percival's predecessor.
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''To be added''
* There are a few minor spelling changes: The Master's alias Thascales becomes Thascalos, [[Charles Percival|Percival]] becomes Perceval and [[Miseus]] become Myseus.
 
* Thascalos is not revealed to be the Master until he hypnotises Perceval.
 
* The sequence of [[Krasis]] disappearing from the temple is omitted.
 
* [[Lakis]] is not dragged out of the King's Chamber after delivering her message.
 
* The lack of casualties in the Roundhead battle is explained by [[Mike Yates|Yates]] ordering his men to fire above their heads.
 
* [[The Brigadier]] addressing Yates as "Mike" after the V1 explosion is changed.
 
* [[Galleia]] tells the Doctor to leave after freeing him, knowing her people are doomed.
 
* On page 61, Perceval is referred to as Humphrey Perceval. This seems to be a mistake, since on other occasions his first name is given as Charles, as in the televised version. (In both versions, [[Humphrey Cook|Cook's]] first name is given as Humphrey.)
 
   
 
== Writing and publishing notes ==
 
== Writing and publishing notes ==
''to be added''
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''To be added''
 
== Additional cover images ==
 
<gallery position="center" captionalign="center" hideaddbutton="true">
 
File:HardbackTimeMonster.jpg|1985 Hardback edition
 
File:StarBooksDaemons&TimeMonster.jpg|1989 Star Books edition.<br />Front and Back Covers by [[Andrew Skilleter]]
 
</gallery>
 
   
 
== British publication history ==
 
== British publication history ==
* Hardback
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* Hardback
: W.H. Allen & Co. Ltd. UK
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: W.H. Allen & Co. Ltd. UK
 
* Paperback
 
* Paperback
: Target
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: Target
   
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
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* {{on target|1986/time/86time.htm|Doctor Who - The Time Monster}}
 
 
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