UK | Paperback | Armada Paperbacks | October 1965 | 2/6
The very first Doctor Who novelisation to be made available in paperback, with cover artwork and internal illustrations by Peter Archer. Armada Paperbacks are best known to tie-in collectors for producing original novels based on many of Gerry Anderson's 1960s Supermarionation series, such as Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, Stingray and Thunderbirds.
The story from the beginning! Here is the exciting adventure of Dr. Who, Susan, Barbara and Ian, from the moment they meet one foggy autumn night on a lonely common beside a Police Box (Ah, but what a curious Police Box!) to the time they encounter the weird Daleks.
It is a thrilling story, and we know this book will be one of the most popular in the Armada series.
Can you wait any longer? Start reading!
United States | Paperback | Avon Books | July 1966 | 50¢
The Avon Books edition was released to tie in with the US release of the movie Dr. Who and the Daleks, the big-screen version of The Daleks, starring Peter Cushing, Roy Castle, Jennie Linden and Roberta Tovey.
THE DALEKS HAVE ARRIVED
Free...free... He thought when he woke in the strange machine that had whisked him away from despair on Earth. But the flight through space had ended and he and the hollow-eyed girl he found by his side were strangling in the poisoned air they swallowed with every breath. And around them lay a world in ashes controlled by a hidden city of monstrous machines.
To sleep on earth...and awaken to interplanetary horror!
United States | Hardback | Soccer Books | 1966
Details of this edition are sketchy at best, although it was at one time listed in the Library of Congress catalogue records.
Holland | Hardback | U.-M 'West-Friesand' | 1967
Dr. Who en de Daleks was the only foreign language Doctor Who book to be released during the 1960s. The book was translated by Tuuk Buijtenhuijs, with the cover artwork and internal illustrations by Herson. A completely new translation of the novelisation was released in paperback in Holland during 1974 under the title Doctor Who en de Daleks.
UK | Paperback | Target Books | May 1973 | 25p | 0426101103 | (No.16)
Doctor Who and the Daleks was one of the first three releases from Target Books, with the 1960s novelisations of Doctor Who and the Zarbi and Doctor Who and the Crusaders also being re-issued at the same time. Over the next twenty years the company would go on to novelise all but five of the television stories produced up to the cancellation of the series by the BBC in 1989. First editions of these three books can all be easily identified by the presence of five digits from their respective ISBNs at the bottom of the spine. The cover artwork is by Chris Achilleos, although the illustrations are the original Arnold Schwartzman ones from the Frederick Muller Ltd hardback. Later reprints would be numbered No.16 in the Doctor Who Library.
This is DOCTOR WHO's first exciting adventure — with the DALEKS! Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright travel with the mysterious DOCTOR WHO and his grand-daughter, Susan, to the planet of Skaro in the space-time machine, Tardis. There they strive to save the peace-loving Thals from the evil intentions of the hideous DALEKS. Can they succeed? And what is more important, will they ever again see their native Earth?
UK | Hardback | Allan Wingate Ltd | May 1973
Believed to have been released simultaneously with the Target Books edition. However, like the hardback edition from Soccer Books in the United States, there are some doubts as to whether it was ever published at all.
Doctor Who en de Daleks
Holland | Paperback | Gooise Uitgeverij | 1974 | 9026981023
Doctor Who en de Daleks was one of eight translations of Doctor Who novelisations to be released in Holland in the 1970s by Gooise Uitgeverij. The novelisation had previously been released in hardback in Holland during the 1960s under the title Dr. Who en de Daleks, although this was a completely new translation by Ronald Cohen and used the Chris Achilleos artwork from the 1973 Target Books edition.
UK | Hardback | White Lion | June 1975 | £2.10 | 0856861723
The first of three hardback reprints from White Lion of the original 1960s trio of novelisations. The cover of this particular edition shows Tom Baker, who was at the time playing the Fourth Doctor on television. The internal illustrations are once again the original Arnold Schwartzman ones from the original Frederick Muller edition. The identity of the artist responsible for the cover artwork is unknown.
Turkey | Paperback | Remzi Kitabevi | 1975
Doktor Kim: Ve Dalekler was one of seven translations of Doctor Who novelisations to be released by Remzi Kitabevi in Turkey during the mid-1970s. The book was translated by Reha Pinar and used the Chris Achilleos artwork from the 1973 Target Books edition.
Japan | Paperback | Hayakawa Bunko | March 1980 | 1
The first of of five translations of Doctor Who novelisations to be released in Japan during 1980 by Hayakawa Bunko. The book was translated by Yukio Sekiguchi with the cover by Michiaki Sato. A slight misunderstanding has obviously occurred at some point, as the picture of the TARDIS on the front cover is clearly based on a traditional red telephone box.
Portugal | Paperback | Editorial Presença | 1983 | 7
Doutor Who e os Daleks was one of ten translations of Doctor Who novelisations to be released by Editorial Presença in Portugal. The book was translated by Conceicao Jardim and Eduardo Nogueira, with cover artwork by Rui Ligeiro.
France | Paperback | Editions Garancière | May 1987 | 2734002043 | 3
Docteur Who: Les Daleks was one of eight Doctor Who novelisations to be released in France by Editions Garancière. The book was translated by Corine Derblum.
Germany | Paperback | Goldmann Verlag | 1989 | 3442236118
Doctor Who und die Invasion der Daleks was one of six translations of Doctor Who novelisations to be released in Germany between 1989 and 1990 by Goldmann Verlag, with all but one being Dalek stories. Rather bizarrely, the cover for this particular edition used Andrew Skilleter's artwork from the first Target Books release of Doctor Who and the Destiny of the Daleks. To maintain the balance, the Goldmann edition of that book used the original Target cover art to Doctor Who and the Daleks! The book was translated by Peter Tuscher.
UK | Paperback | Target Books | January 1992 | £2.99 | 0426101103 | No.16
The original Arnold Schwartzman illustrations were not included in this particular edition from Target.
UK | MP3-CD | BBC Audiobooks | March 2005 | £19.99 | 0563527293
An unabridged reading of the novelisation, narrated by William Russell who had played Ian Chesterton in the television series between 1963 and 1965. The release would use the Chris Achilleos artwork from the 1973 Target Books edition, and was five hours and twenty-five minutes in duration. It would be one of a short-lived range of releases from BBC Audiobooks which would be in MP3 format, enabling the purchaser to either copy the files directly to an MP3 player or listen via an MP3-capable CD or DVD player. Somewhat surprisingly, this was the very first unabridged Doctor Who audiobook to be made commercially available.
UK | 15 × CD | BBC Audiobooks | November 2005 | £65.00 | 0563504242
The Travels in Time & Space tin contained unabridged readings of Doctor Who and the Zarbi and Doctor Who and the Crusaders, as well as the reading of Doctor Who and the Daleks which had already been released as an MP3-CD earlier in the year. All three titles were narrated by William Russell and were spread over five CDs each, with each audiobook being housed in the same style of plastic case which would be used for the regular range of narrations which were to begin with Doctor Who and the Cave Monsters in September 2007. The tin was limited to just 8000 copies, and all three of the individual titles would sport the Chris Achilleos cover art from the 1973 Target Books editions. Unfortunately, an error during authoring resulted in a track being omitted from the Doctor Who and the Daleks audiobook. Specifically, it should have been Track 19 of Disc 1, and covers the entirety of page thirty-one of the Target Books edition and the conclusion of the first paragraph on page thirty-two.
William Russell reads Doctor Who's first exciting adventure — with the Daleks!
Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright travel with the mysterious Doctor Who and his granddaughter, Susan, to the planet of Skaro in the space-time machine, the TARDIS.
There they strive to save the peace-loving Thals from the evil intentions of the hideous Daleks. Can they succeed? And, what is more important, will they ever see their native Earth again?
'They're well-written books — adventure stories of course, but with some thought... the creation of the character of the Doctor had a touch of genius about it.'
William Russell, who created the role of Ian in the original television series of Doctor Who, reads David Whitaker's complete and unabridged novelisation, first published in hardback in 1964.
The book went on to spearhead the Target Books range of Doctor Who titles, and it is one of the best-loved novelisations to be based on the programme.
This CD also features a bonus interview with William Russell, in which he recalls his memories of recording the original Dalek serial, and of the time he spent on Doctor Who on general.
UK | Paperback | BBC Books | July 2011 | £4.99 | 978-1849901956
One of six classic Doctor Who novelisations re-released by BBC Books the same month, each of which was modelled after the first Target editions, with the original artwork and internal illustrations where necessary, in this case by Chris Achilleos and Arnold Schwartzman respectively. Each volume also contained a new background chapter about the characters and situations and an introduction — in the case of Doctor Who and the Daleks the latter was by novelist Neil Gaiman, whose eagerly-awaited television episode, The Doctor's Wife, had been broadcast just a few months earlier. To round things off, all six books had the logo in gold foil.
The mysterious Doctor and his granddaughter Susan are joined by unwilling adventurers Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright in an epic struggle for survival on an alien planet.
In a vast metal city they discover the survivors of a terrible nuclear war — the Daleks. Held captive in the deepest levels of the city, can the Doctor and his new companions stop the Daleks' plan to totally exterminate their mortal enemies, the peace-loving Thals? More importantly, even if they can escape from the Daleks, will Ian and Barbara ever see their home planet Earth again?
This novel is based on the second Doctor Who story which was originally broadcast from 21 December 1963-1 February 1964.
Featuring the First Doctor as played by William Hartnell, and his companions Susan, Ian and Barbara.
eBook | BBC Digital | July 2011
Digital edition of the book re-released the same month in paperback by BBC Books.