The wait is over! After the success of the new-era Target novelisations in 2018, which included books by showrunners Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat, BBC Books are proud to announce the publication of Doctor Who: Resurrection of the Daleks, by original writer Eric Saward, one of the show’s longest serving script editors.
The universe is at war. Action takes courage. The TARDIS is ensnared in a time corridor, catapulting it into derelict docklands on 20th century Earth. The Fifth Doctor and his companions, Tegan and Turlough, stumble on a warehouse harbouring fugitives from the future at the far end of the corridor – and are soon under attack from a Dalek assault force.
The Doctor’s oldest enemies have set in motion an intricate and sinister plot to resurrect their race from the ashes of an interstellar war. For the Daleks’ plans to succeed, they must set free their creator, Davros, from a galactic prison – and force the Doctor to help them achieve total control over time and space. But the embittered Davros has ideas of his own…
Based on a classic 1984 television adventure starring Peter Davison as the Doctor, Doctor Who: Resurrection of the Daleks is the penultimate novelisation of the original classic-era Doctor Who episodes, the final release being Doctor Who: Revelation of the Daleks, also by Saward, out in November. Their publication more than three decades after their first TV transmission will fill a long-held gap in fans’ collections the world over. Of the two novelisations, Eric Saward – who script edited Doctor Who for five years, and wrote four original stories for the show – says “’Resurrecting’ these tales may turn out to be a greater ‘Revelation’ than you’d expect!”
Doctor Who: Resurrection of the Daleks, published by BBC Books, will be available on 18 July 2019 from Amazon.co.uk and other leading retailers.