March 25, 2021
Coming this August is a two-volume celebration of this much-loved storyteller, collecting ten of Terrance Dicks’ best Doctor Who novels, as chosen by fans.
Terrance Dicks was at the heart(s) of Doctor Who for over 50 years - from joining production of The Invasion in 1968 as a Script Editor to his final short story in 2019. Terrance wrote 64 Target novels from his first commission in 1973 to his last, published in 1990, helping introduce a generation of children to the pleasures of reading and writing, with fans including Neil Gaiman, Sarah Waters, Mark Gatiss, Alastair Reynolds, Russell T Davies, Steven Moffat, Frank-Cottrell Boyce, and Robert Webb, among many others.
This special two-volume collection, published on the anniversary of Terrance’s death, features the very best of his Doctor Who Target novels as chosen by fans - from his first book, The Auton Invasion, to his masterwork, the 20th anniversary celebration story The Five Doctors, voted all-time favourite.
With forewords by Frank Cottrell-Boyce and Robert Webb, The Essential Terrance Dicks is a masterclass in contemporary fiction, by a writer of unlimited imagination.
Volume One contains, complete and unabridged:
- Doctor Who and the Dalek Invasion of Earth
- Doctor Who and the Abominable Snowmen
- Doctor Who and the Wheel in Space
- Doctor Who and the Auton Invasion
- Doctor Who and the Day of the Daleks
Volume Two contains, complete and unabridged:
- Doctor Who and the Genesis of the Daleks
- Doctor Who and the Pyramids of Mars
- Doctor Who and the Talons of Weng-Chiang
- Doctor Who and the Horror of Fangn Rock
- Doctor Who and the Five Doctors
Robert Webb said in his foreword to Volume Two:
"All readers are travellers in time and space. A story takes our imagination on a journey through strange lands, meeting strange people and doing things we would never do in our ordinary lives. For as long as we are holding that book, reading makes Time Lords of us all..."