Talk:List of Doctor Who novelisations

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Missing titles[edit]

Good work on the list, however as I was adding the novelisation information to the story articles I discovered that the Target line did not end with the Pescatons. Although they were published in the Virgin NA/MA format, the novelisations of Evil of the Daleks, Power of the Daleks and Paradise of Death were in fact considered part of the Target line (this is indicated on the front page of each book). I'll let you add those since you created the list. It might also be worth noting that the first three books were originally published by others in 1964-65. 23skidoo 16:35, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

yes I only just realised this too, looking at a copy of The Power of the Daleks novelisation. Tim! (talk) 20:58, 28 March 2006 (UTC)

Not novelisations?[edit]

Should Harry Sullivan's War and The Earthlink Dilemma be on the list, as they're original novels rather than novelisations? (Mission to Magnus et al seem OK as they're novelised - I think...? - from the original TV outlines/scripts.) —Whouk (talk) 08:04, 28 March 2006 (UTC)

i think they are worth mentioning (if maybe not in the list) as they were part of a series with the novelisation of K-9 and company. Tim! (talk) 21:01, 28 March 2006 (UTC)
The page has changed a fair bit since I wrote that - I think they're fine in the list as it is now. —Whouk (talk) 21:24, 28 March 2006 (UTC)
Is there another full list of Doctor Who books? (that would include Legacy of the Daleks etc...). Thanks Antmusic 20:19, 30 September 2007 (UTC)

Published by Target[edit]

Should this heading be something like "in the Target range" instead? Weren't those last three published by Virgin but, for The Fans, given Target range numbers, rather than being published by Target Books? What do the imprint in the books say? I don't have any here to check. —Whouk (talk) 20:56, 28 March 2006 (UTC)

As 23skidoo notes above, they are actually labelled on the inside as Target books. The In Target site lulled me into thinking they weren't until I looked at one ! Tim! (talk) 21:00, 28 March 2006 (UTC)
Sorry, missed that entirely! I'm not sure that it's quite the same as saying they were published by Target, though, but it may be the pedantic cataloguer in me creeping online :-) —Whouk (talk) 21:24, 28 March 2006 (UTC)

Changing Titles[edit]

I don't know if this would be the best place for it, but is it worth putting some text in to refer to the fact that the early Target novelisations insisted on the "Doctor Who And The ..." format, and changed some series titles to fit this - "Spearhead From Space" to "and the Auton Invasion"; "Robot!" to "and the Giant Robot" and the like? Brickie 14:17, 15 September 2007 (UTC)

What happened to Invasion of the Bane?[edit]

I thought the Sarah Jane Adventures episode Invasion of the Bane was novelized? Yet all references to this appear to have been removed. What happened - was it cancelled? 23skidoo (talk) 13:55, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Audiobook versions[edit]

I've added a paragraph indicating that BBC Audio has been releasing unabridged audiobook versions of the Target novelisations since 2005/2007. Is this something we'd want to add to the table? CanadianLemming (talk) 17:24, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

  • I wonder if a field should be added to the chart indicating which books have been released in audio form? 23skidoo (talk) 14:06, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

Additions and removals[edit]

I've tweaked the listings a bit. First I've added a list of the SJA novelisations (since I posted my query above I've been able to obtain more information about them and even ordered one from the UK). I also removed a couple from the main list that shouldn't have been included - the Turlough Earthlink Dilemma and Harry Sullivan's War books, although based upon characters from the series, were original works and not novelisations. When I have time I'll add the three novelisations from the Missing Episodes sub-series, which I don't think are included. 23skidoo (talk) 14:06, 18 September 2008 (UTC)


Why are the Sarah Jane novelisations listed here, while the Torchwood novelisations are not only not listed, there isn't even a link to the List of Torchwood novels and audio books page? This seems completely inconsistent. EJSawyer (talk) 17:11, 12 April 2011 (UTC)

The Torchwood books are not novelisations of TV episodes like the SJA books are. As for a link to the page, I wouldn't be adverse to it, but there is one in the infobox at the bottom Etron81 (talk) 17:31, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
There's no link to the Torchwood novelisations in the infobox; that's strictly DW novel info. I'd be glad to add a link to the article, but for your ham-fisted approach to reverts. EJSawyer (talk) 15:28, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

"elements from the New Adventures do not belong in this article"[edit]

Etron81: I am quite baffled by your your revert of an edit of mine, on 4/12.

Your comment was "elements from the New Adventures do not belong in this article". Well, that's fine and all, except that there are several other mentions of the VNA novels in this article, which you didn't remove. So either my edits on the VNA elements (which I see as quite germane to the paragraph where I placed them) should remain, or you should undertake a purging of all of the VNA/non-television material, and work to establish guidelines for maintaining the purity of this article. You can't have it both ways.

But even more odd is that you also reverted other portions of my edit that had nothing to do with the VNA stuff, and were attempts to add further information/clarification to the article as a whole. Is there a reason you decided to revert this material as well? EJSawyer (talk) 15:25, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

My apologies - I have reinstated the clarification that have nothing to do with the NAs. I feel the statement you added about elements from the New Adventures used in the new series was not appropiate for this article as it is mainly about novelisations of dramatic works from Doctor Who and its spinoffs. The section that this statement was in is about the couple times when televised Doctor Who was adapted from a print source, not just using elements from them.
I agree it could be debateable if the Adaptations section should be here, but I coudl see it being useful if someone thought that the NA Human Nature was a novelisation of the TV story.Etron81 (talk) 17:44, 21 April 2011 (UTC)


It seems that BBC Worldwide have reprinted some paperback editions of these books in recent years, and these are also available in Kindle editions. Is this worth noting in the article? (Well, I'd say it is, cos I want to know which ones are indeed on Kindle ;) --feline1 (talk) 09:12, 13 August 2013 (UTC)