Turkey | Paperback | Remzi Kitabevi | 1975
Doktor Kim: Ve Gizli Silah 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.
Doctor Who en het Dodelijke Wapen
Holland | Paperback | Gooise Uitgeverij | 1976 | 9026981074
Doctor Who en het Dodelijke Wapen 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 Wim Hohage and used the Chris Achilleos artwork from the 1974 Target Books edition.
UK | Paperback | Target Books | August 1979 | 70p | 0426103726 | (No.23)
A new edition of the novelisation, with new front cover artwork by Jeff Cummins, although it retained the original Chris Achilleos illustrations. Later Target reprints would be numbered No.23 in the Doctor Who Library. Jeff Cummins' cover art was one of two pieces reproduced in David J Howe's large-format book Timeframe: An Illustrated History (Doctor Who Books, 1993) to represent Season 8 of the television series.
The evil MASTER has stolen the Time Lords' file on the horrifying DOOMSDAY WEAPON with which, when he finds it, he can blast whole planets out of existence and make himself ruler of the galaxy! The Time Lords direct DOCTOR WHO and Jo Grant in their TARDIS to a bleak planet in the year 2471 where they find colonists from Earth under threat from mysterious, savage, monster lizards with frightful claws! And hidden upon the planet is the DOOMSDAY WEAPON for which the MASTER is intently searching...
United States | Paperback | Pinnacle Books | April 1979 | $1.75 | 0523405669 | #2
Doctor Who and the Doomsday Weapon was one of ten novelisations to be reprinted in the United States by Pinnacle Books between 1979 and 1980. All ten books would feature new cover artwork by David Mann and were accompanied by an introduction from US science fiction writer Harlan Ellison.
TERRORIZER OF THE UNIVERSE
While Doctor Who was exiled on Earth and restricted to the Twentieth Century, the charming but hypnotically evil Master, whose one ambition is to destroy Doctor Who, walked off with the Doomsday Weapon file.
Doctor Who, commanded by the Time Lords to stop the Master — at any cost — is directed to a bleak planet in the year 2471. Hidden somewhere on that planet is the Doomsday Machine — lurking somewhere in that Time Zone is the Master!
Will Doctor Who, hampered by alien monsters, locate and dismantle the Doomsday Weapon before the Master triggers it? It's a terrifying countdown affecting all mankind — past, present and forever!
Japan | Paperback | Hayakawa Bunko | July 1980 | 4
The fourth 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.
Portugal | Paperback | Editorial Presença | 1982 | 4
Doutor Who e a Arma Total 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 | Hardback | WH Allen | March 1982 | £4.95 | 0491027079
The very first hardback edition, using the Jeff Cummins cover art from the 1979 Target Books edition.
UK | 4 × CD | BBC Audiobooks | September 2007 | £13.25 | 978-1405677950
Unabridged reading of the novelisation, narrated by Geoffrey Beevers. The audiobook re-used the Jeff Cummins cover art from the 1979 Target Books edition.
Geoffrey Beevers reads this thrilling novelisation of a classic Doctor Who adventure
The evil Master has stolen the Time Lords' file on the horrifying Doomsday Weapon with which, when he finds it, he can blast whole planets out of existence and make himself ruler of the Galaxy!
The Time Lords direct Doctor Who and Jo Grant in their TARDIS to a bleak planet in the year 2471 where they find colonists from Earth under threat from mysterious, savage, monster lizards with frightful claws!
And hidden upon this planet is the Doomsday Weapon for which the Master is intently searching...
Geoffrey Beevers, who played an incarnation of the Master in the classic BBC TV series Doctor Who, reads Malcolm Hulke's complete and unabridged novelisation, based on the TV adventure Colony in Space and first published by Target Books in 1974.
'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.'