BBC Books is to publish novelisations of the only two classic Doctor Who stories never to have been released.
The fifth Doctor story Resurrection of the Daleks
and the sixth Doctor story Revelation of the Daleks
will both be released later this year priced £12.99.
The release comes after the success of the new-era Target novelisations in 2018, which included books by Russell T Davies
and Steven Moffat
The two Doctor Who adventure will be novelised by the original scriptwriter Eric Saward
, one of the series longest-serving script editors. These novels are the only two classic-era Doctor Who adventures yet to be novelised, and their publication more than three decades after their first TV transmission will fill a long-held gap in fans’ collections the world over. Albert DePetrillo
, Publishing Director at BBC Books, acquired world rights in both titles from the author directly. Each book will be published as a £12.99 hardback in 2019, with paperback editions, as part of the Target range, to follow in 2020.
Doctor Who: Resurrection of the Daleks
The universe is at war.
Action takes courage…
The TARDIS is ensnared in a time corridor, catapulting it into derelict docklands on 20th century Earth.
The Doctor and his companions, Tegan and Turlough, stumble on a warehouse harbouring fugitives from the future at the far end of the corridor – and are soon under attack from a Dalek assault force.
The Doctor’s oldest enemies have set in motion an intricate and sinister plot to resurrect their race from the ashes of an interstellar war.
For the Daleks’ plans to succeed, they must set free their creator, Davros, from a galactic prison – and force the Doctor to help them achieve total control over time and space.
But the embittered Davros has ideas of his own.
Doctor Who: Revelation of the Daleks
Beware the hands that heal…
The Doctor and Peri land on the planet Necros to visit the funerary home Tranquil Repose – where the dead are interred and the near-dead placed in suspended animation until such time as their conditions can be cured.
But the Great Healer of Tranquil Repose is far from benign.
Under his command, Daleks guard the catacombs where sickening experiments are conducted on human bodies.
The new life he offers the dying comes at a terrible cost – and the Doctor and Peri are being lured into a trap that will change them forever.
Of the two novelisations, Eric Saward says “’Resurrecting’ these tales may turn out to be a greater ‘Revelation’ than you’d expect!”
Eric Saward has written for both radio and television, script edited Doctor Who for five years and also written four original stories for the show. During this time he also novelised four scripts and wrote the first ever Doctor Who radio serial. Recently he has completed a graphic novel based around the adventures of Lytton.
Doctor Who: Resurrection of the Daleks will publish on 18 July 2019
in hardback priced £12.99
Doctor Who: Revelation of the Daleks will publish on 14 November 2019
in hardback priced £12.99