UK | Hardback | Allan Wingate Ltd | January 1974 | £1.75 | 0855230355
Released simultaneously with the paperback edition from Target Books. Apart from the hardback of Doctor Who and the Cave-Monsters, this was to be the only hardback Doctor Who book published by Allan Wingate until a regular schedule began in November 1975 with Doctor Who and the Planet of the Spiders.
Turkey | Paperback | Remzi Kitabevi | 1975
Doktor Kim: Ve Otonlar 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 original Target Books edition.
Tohtori Kuka: Ja Autonien Hyökkäys
Finland | Hardback | Weilin+ Göös | 1976
Tohtori Kuka: Ja Autonien Hyökkäys was one of two translations of Doctor Who novelisations to be released by Weilin+ Göös in Finland during 1976. The identities of the cover artist and translator are unknown.
Doctor Who en de Invasie van de Autonen
Holland | Paperback | Gooise Uitgeverij | 1976 | 9026981058
Doctor Who en de Invasie van de Autonen was one of eight translations of Doctor Who novelisations to be released in Holland in the 1970s by Gooise Uitgeverij. The book was translated by JJ v.d. Hulst-Brander and used the Chris Achilleos artwork from the 1974 Target Books edition.
Japan | Paperback | Hayakawa Bunko | April 1980 | 2
The second 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.
UK | Hardback | WH Allen | November 1981 | £4.25 | 0491028954
A new edition of the novelisation, with new front cover artwork by Andrew Skilleter.
Portugal | Paperback | Editorial Presença | 1982 | 1
Doutor Who e a Invasao dos Autones 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.
UK | Paperback | Target Books | 1982 | 0426112954 | (No.6)
The first paperback edition to use the 1981 cover artwork by Andrew Skilleter. Later Target reprints would be numbered No.6 in the Doctor Who Library.
A mysterious shower of meteorites lands in Essex, and Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart of UNIT has reason to believe that they have been deliberately aimed at the Earth's surface.
The Doctor joins forces with the Brigadier and Liz Shaw in a desperate bid to prevent the nightmarish invasion of the sinister Autons. Living models of human beings — their murderous behavior is controlled and directed by the Nestene Consciousness, a malignant, squid-like monster of cosmic proportions and indescribably hideous appearance.
UK | Paperback | Target Books | March 1991 | £2.50 | 0426112954 | No.6
A new edition of the novelisation, with new front cover artwork by Alister Pearson. Unlike several of the other reprint novelisations released by Target around this time, Doctor Who and the Auton Invasion was the only one which was not to be issued under under its televeision title.
UK | 4 × CD | BBC Audiobooks | June 2008 | £13.25 | 978-1405687669
Unabridged reading of the novelisation, narrated by Caroline John who had played Liz Shaw in all four television stories from Season 7. The audiobook re-used the original Chris Achilleos cover art from the 1974 Target Books edition.
UK | Paperback | BBC Books | July 2011 | £4.99 | 978-1849901932
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 with both by Chris Achilleos. Each volume also contained a new background chapter about the characters and situations and an introduction — in the case of Doctor Who and the Auton Invasion the latter was by Russell T Davies, who brought the series back to television in 2005 with an episode that saw the first appearance of the Autons since Terror of the Autons in 1971.
Put on trial by the Time Lords, and found guilty of interfering in the affairs of other worlds, the Doctor is exiled to Earth in the 20th century, his appearance once again changed. His arrival coincides with a meteorite shower. But these are no ordinary meteorites.
The Nestene Consciousness has begun its first attempt to invade Earth using killer Autons and deadly shop window dummies. Only the Doctor and UNIT can stop the attack. But the Doctor is recovering in hospital, and his old friend the Brigadier doesn't even recognise him. Can the Doctor recover and win UNIT's trust before the invasion begins?
This novel is based on 'Spearhead from Space', a Doctor Who story which was originally broadcast from 3-24 January 1970.
Featuring the Third Doctor as played by Jon Pertwee, his companion Liz Shaw and the UNIT organisation commanded by Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart.
eBook | BBC Digital | July 2011
Digital edition of the book re-released the same month in paperback by BBC Books.