Turkey | Paperback | Remzi Kitabevi | 1975
Doktor Kim: Ve Korkunç Karadamlari 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.
Portugal | Paperback | Presença | 1983 | 9
Doutor Who e os Abomináveis Homens das Neves was one of ten translations of Doctor Who novelisations to be released by Editorial Presença in Portugal. The cover artwork was by Rui Ligeiro, with Alan Willow's original Target Books ilustrations being re-used within. The identity of the translator is unknown.
UK | Paperback | Target Books | 1983 | £1.35 | 0426105834 | No.1
A brand new edition of the novelisation, with new cover artwork by Andrew Skilleter. The original Alan Willow illustration would be retained for this and future editions. Andrew Skilleter's cover art was reproduced in the large-format book Blacklight: The Art of Andrew Skilleter (Doctor Who Books, 1995). Later Target reprints would be numbered No.1 in the Doctor Who Library.
The Tibetan monks at the monastery of Det-sen are worried, frightened men. Many of their companions have been killed — and it seems the Yeti are the cause of all their troubles.
But normally the Yeti, giant man-like creatures living in the remotest peaks of the Himalayas, are seen only very rarely and are notoriously timid.
What is the explanation for their apparent transformation into ferocious brutes, monsters with glowing eyes and savage fangs who are spreading death and destruction in the valley of peace?
When the Doctor arrives at the monastery, his first visit for three hundred years, he expects to be wellcomed with open arms. But because of the mysterious killings the reception that awaits him is anything but friendly...
UK | Hardback | WH Allen | January 1985 | £5.95 | 0491036604
The very first hardback edition of Doctor Who and the Abominable Snowmen, re-using Andrew Skilleter's 1983 cover artwork.
France | Paperback | Editions Garancière | August 1987 | 2734002264 | 7
Docteur Who: L'Abominable Hommes des Neige was one of eight Doctor Who novelisations to be released in France by Editions Garancière. The book was translated by Corine Derblum, although the identity of the cover artist is unknown.
UK | 4 × CD | BBC Audiobooks | January 2009 | £13.25 | 978-1408409893
Unabridged reading of the novelisation, narrated by David Troughton.
UK | Paperback | BBC Books | July 2011 | £4.99 | 978-1849901925
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 Alan Willow 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 Abominable Snowmen the latter was by science fiction novelist Steven Baxter. To round things off, all six books had the logo in gold foil.
eBook | BBC Digital | July 2011
Digital edition of the book re-released the same month in paperback by BBC Books.
The Doctor has been to Det-Sen Monastery before, and expects the welcome of a lifetime. But the monastery is a very different place from when the Doctor last came. Fearing an attack at any moment by the legendary Yeti, the monks are prepared to defend themselves, and see the Doctor as a threat.
The Doctor and his friends join forces with Travers, an English explorer out to prove the existence of the elusive abominable snowmen. But they soon discover that these Yeti are not the timid animals that Travers seeks. They are the unstoppable servants of an alien Intelligence.
This novel is based on a Doctor Who story which was originally broadcast from 30 September-4 November 1967.
Featuring the Second Doctor as played by Patrick Troughton, and his companions Jamie and Victoria.