UK | Hardback | Allan Wingate Ltd | January 1976 | £2.25 | 0855230541
Released simultaneously with the paperback edition from Target Books.
United States | Paperback | Pinnacle Books | June 1979 | $1.75 | 0523406096 | #6
One of ten novelisations to be reprinted in the United States by Pinnacle Books between 1979 and 1980. All ten books featured new cover artwork by David Mann and were accompanied by an introduction from US science fiction writer Harlan Ellison.
Investigating mysterious attacks on North Sea oil rigs, Doctor Who discovers that, yes, there really is a Loch Ness monster.
Half-animal and half-machine, it's the Skarasen, a monster-child of the exiled Zygons. They and their crippled spaceship have been in hiding for centuries. Now that they have regained their strength, the born-again but homeless Zygons plan to invade Earth, conquer its primitive peoples and stay on — as rulers.
Doctor Who is rather worried, even terrified, that the Zygons really might take over. Will Doctor Who be able to outwit the cunning strategies of the ruthless and dynamic Zygons in time to save us all?
UK | Paperback | Target Books | March 1993 | £3.50 | 0426203917 | No.40
A new edition of the novelisation, with new cover art from Alister Pearson. Like a number of other re-issues around this time, the book was released under the title of the original television story.
'THIS IS NO ORDINARY SEA SERPENT...WE'RE DEALING WITH A CYBORG!'
Summoned back to Earth by Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, the Doctor is asked to investigate a series of mysterious attacks on Scottish oil rigs. The culprit appears to be Nessie herself, but the monster turns out to be a Skarasen, the half animal, half machine creation of the Zygons. The Doctor, Sarah and Harry must stop the Zygons, some of whom have taken human form, from making Earth their new home planet.
This book, previously published as DOCTOR WHO and the Loch Ness Monster, has been retitled in line with the TV story.
UK | Paperback | BBC Books | May 2012 | 978-1849904759 | £4.99
One of a second batch of six classic Doctor Who novelisations re-released by BBC Books the same month, each of which was modelled after the first Target editions and used the original artwork, in this case 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 Loch Ness Monster the latter was by Michael Moorcock, who had penned the original Doctor Who novel The Coming of the Terraphiles in 2010. To round things off, all six books had the logo in gold foil.
eBook | BBC Digital | May 2012
Digital edition of the book re-released the same month in paperback by BBC Books.
Doctor Who and the Loch Ness Monster
was also included as part of The Adventures of Doctor Who
omnibus from Nelson Doubleday
in the United States in 1979.