The Taking of Planet 5

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Doctor Who book
Book cover
The Taking of Planet 5
Series Eighth Doctor Adventures
Release number 28
Featuring Eighth Doctor
Fitz and Compassion
Writer Simon Bucher-Jones & Mark Clapham
Publisher BBC Books
ISBN ISBN 0-563-55585-8
Number of pages 273
Release date October 1999

The Taking of Planet 5 is a BBC Books original novel written by Simon Bucher-Jones & Mark Clapham and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the Eighth Doctor, Fitz and Compassion. It is, in part, a sequel to the television serial Image of the Fendahl. It also features references to many elements from the Cthulhu Mythos stories of H. P. Lovecraft, in particular the Elder Things and their ancient Antarctic city from At the Mountains of Madness.

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