Classic ‘Doctor Who’ novels republished with new intros

BBC Books have announced the republication of six classic Doctor Who novels, featuring a series of new introductions by Neil Gaiman, Charlie Higson, Gareth Roberts, Stephen Baxter, Russell T Davies and Terrance Dicks.

All six books will be published on Thursday 7th July, with Chris Achilleos’s classic artwork, priced £4.99 each.

‘Doctor Who And The Daleks’ by David Whitaker will feature an introduction by Neil Gaiman. This novel is based on the second Doctor Who story which was originally broadcast from 21st December 1963 to 1st February 1964, featuring the First Doctor as played by William Hartnell, and his companions Susan, Ian and Barbara.

‘Doctor Who And The Crusaders’ by David Whitaker will feature an introduction by Charlie Higson. This novel is based on a story which was originally broadcast from 27th March to 17th April 1965, featuring the First Doctor as played by William Hartnell, and his companions Ian, Barbara, and Vicki.

‘Doctor Who And The Cybermen’ by Gerry Davis will feature an introduction by Gareth Roberts. This novel is based on ‘The Moonbase’, a story which was originally broadcast from 11th February to 4th March 1967, featuring the Second Doctor as played by Patrick Troughton, and his companions Polly, Ben and Jamie.

‘Doctor Who And The Abominable Snowmen’ by Terrance Dicks will feature an introduction by Stephen Baxter. This novel is based on a story which was originally broadcast from 30th September to 4th November 1967, featuring the Second Doctor as played by Patrick Troughton, and his companions Jamie and Victoria.

‘Doctor Who And The Auton Invasion’ by Terrance Dicks will feature an introduction by Russell T Davies. This novel is based on ‘Spearhead From Space’, a story which was originally broadcast from 3rd to 24th January 1970, featuring the Third Doctor as played by Jon Pertwee, and his companion Liz Shaw and the UNIT organisation commanded by Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart.

‘Doctor Who And The Cave Monsters’ by Malcolm Hulke will feature an introduction by Terrance Dicks. This novel is based on ‘The Silurians’, a story which was originally broadcast from 31st January to 14th March 1970, featuring the Third Doctor as played by Jon Pertwee, and his companion Liz Shaw and the UNIT organisation commanded by Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart.