|Doctor Who and the Carnival of Monsters|
|Main enemy:||Kalik, Drashigs|
|Main setting:||Inter Minor|
|Publisher:||Target Books, W.H. Allen|
|Read by:||Gabriel Woolf, Katy Manning|
|Cover by:||Chris Achilleos|
|Release number:||8 (given to later editions)|
|Release date:||20 January 1977|
|Format:||Hardcover and paperback editions; 12 Chapters, 125 Pages|
|Doctor Who and the Pyramids of Mars||Doctor Who and the Seeds of Doom|
|Target novelisation numbering|
|Doctor Who and the Brain of Morbius||Doctor Who and the Cave-Monsters|
|TV series order|
|The Three Doctors||Doctor Who and the Space War|
Publisher's summary Edit
1977 edition Edit
Or so they think.
Far away on a planet called Inter Minor, a travelling showman is setting up his live peepshow, watched by an eager audience of space officials
On board ship, a giant hand suddenly appears, grasps the Tardis and withdraws. Without warning, a prehistoric monster rises from the sea to attack
What is happening? Where are they? Only the Doctor realises, with horror, that they might be trapped ...
Chapter titles Edit
- Dangerous Arrivals
- The Monster from the Sea
- The Giant Hand
- Inside the Machine
- The Monster in the Swamp
- 'Nothing escapes the Drashigs'
- The Battle on the Ship
- Kalik Plans Rebellion
- The Doctor Takes Over
- Return to Peril
- The End of the Scope
Deviations from televised story Edit
- The introduction makes specific reference to the events of The Three Doctors.
- The Scope is made more impressive in the novelisation, producing a mild-hypnotic effect that helps draw the viewer into the experience of the scene being viewed.
- Other creatures such as Ice Warriors are contained within the scope.
- While in the televised version the Doctor ignited the marsh gas with his sonic screwdriver, he uses a flare pistol in the novelisation.
- The aggrometer affects the Doctor but not Jo.
- While in the televised version Jo uses the magnetic core extractor to open the plates, the Doctor uses it in the novelisation.
- Orum survives, breaks down and confess everything.
Writing and publishing notes Edit
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- An unabridged audiobook of the story was recorded by Gabriel Woolf for the RNIB in 1978, alongside The Three Doctors and The Loch Ness Monster. It was only available to the registered blind. More recently in 2014, BBC Audio released a new recording of the story, read by Katy Manning.
Additional cover images Edit
British publication history Edit
- W.H. Allen & Co. Ltd. UK
- 1993 Virgin Publishing with a new cover by Alister Pearson priced £3.50 (UK)
Editions published outside Britain Edit
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