Artwork Revealed for 2023's Doctor Who Target Novels

Five new titles join the Target range from July 2023, with newly commissioned artwork from Anthony Dry.

The Doctor Who Target range is expanding with five new titles publishing on 13th July 2023, each with newly commissioned cover artwork by Anthony Dry. These five new novelisations of Doctor Who stories celebrate the 50th year of the novel range, and also coincides with the show's 60th anniversary. Four of the new titles will also be released as audiobooks on Audible throughout 2023.

You can find where to order the Target novels below:

Target Collection 2023

Launched in 1973, Target Books published novelisations of almost every Doctor Who serial aired between 1963 and 1989, with only a few notable exceptions. To the delight of fans, BBC Books began reissuing these classic paperbacks in 2012, and in 2018 expanded the Target range to include all-new novelisations of modern-era Doctor Who episodes.

The 2023 collection celebrates the dramatic return of David Tennant and showrunner Russell T Davies to the programme. Both THE WATERS OF MARS by Phil Ford and PLANET OF THE OOD by Keith Temple are iconic Doctor Who episodes from the Tenth Doctor era. 

Fans will also be able to add a Twelfth Doctor adventure, as played by Peter Capaldi, to their collection with THE ZYGON INVASION by Peter Harness and a Thirteenth Doctor novelisation with KERBLAM! by Peter McTighe. Stephen Gallagher’s WARRIORS’ GATE AND BEYOND will feature the Fourth Doctor.

Planet of the Ood by Keith Temple

Target 2023 Planet of the Ood

The Doctor and Donna learn that the planet of the Ood holds cruel and awesome secrets. As they battle for justice and survival, the fate of the entire Ood race hangs in the balance. Will the outcome be salvation – or extinction? 

You can pre-order PLANET OF THE OOD here.

Planet of the Ood will also receive an audiobook release on 13th July 2023 via Audible.

Kerblam! by Pete McTighe

Target 2023 Kerblam!

Kerblam! is the biggest online retailer in the galaxy – but how did it become so big? When the Doctor’s Kerblam! package includes a mysterious request for help, she heads straight to the company’s warehouse moon to investigate…

You can pre-order KERBLAM! here.

Kerblam! will also receive an audiobook release on 8th August 2023 via Audible.

The Waters of Mars by Phil Ford

Target 2023 The Waters of Mars

The first human colony on Mars is destined for destruction in a nuclear explosion. This tragedy is a fixed point in history. The laws of time dictate that it cannot – must never – be changed. But as the Doctor’s darkest hour comes calling, he resolves to break the rules as he never has before…

You can pre-order THE WATERS OF MARS here.

The Waters of Mars will also receive an audiobook release on 13th July 2023 via Audible.

The Zygon Invasion by Peter Harness

Target 2023 The Zygon Invasion

It took three Doctors to broker a fragile peace between Zygons and Humans. Now the Twelfth Doctor must face the fallout alone. With his allies compromised and his companion believed dead, can he stop the world from plunging into war?

You can pre-order THE ZYGON INVASION here.

The Zygon Invasion will also receive an audiobook release on 3rd September 2023 via Audible.

Warriors' Gate and Beyond by Stephen Gallagher

Target 2023 Warriors' Gate

a new-to-print, expanded novelisation of the classic 1981 adventure. With the TARDIS caught in the collapsing void between two different universes, the Fourth Doctor is drawn into a dangerous alliance with a race of enslaved, time-sensitive aliens. The consequences are explored in two further short stories, one exclusive to this volume!
You can pre-order WARRIORS' GATE AND BEYOND here.

Each of the authors for the 2023 Target books are the original screenwriters of the TV episodes. Target fans can expand their collections with these new, iconic novelisations. 

You can pre-order all these Target novelisations now ahead of their release on 13th July 2023.

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