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Doctor Who and the Claws of Axos
Claws of Axos novel
Based on: The Claws of Axos
Doctor: Third Doctor
Companion(s): Jo
Featuring: The Brig, Mike Yates, Benton
Main enemy:
Main setting: Earth, circa 1970s
Key crew
Publisher: Target Books, W.H. Allen
Writer: Terrance Dicks
Read by: Richard Franklin
Cover by: Chris Achilleos
Release details
Release number: 10 (given to later editions)
Release date: 21 April 1977
Format: Hardcover and paperback editions; 12 Chapters, 141 Pages
ISBN 0-426-11703-4
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Doctor Who and the Claws of Axos was a novelisation based on the 1971 television serial The Claws of Axos.

Publisher's summary Edit

1979 edition Edit

`Axos calling Earth, Axos calling Earth...'

The creatures stood before them, offering friendship and their priceless Axonite, in return for - what?

Only DOCTOR WHO remains suspicious. What is the real reason for the Axon's sudden arrival on Earth? And why is the evil Master a passenger on their spaceship? He very soon finds out...

Chapter titles Edit

  1. Invader from Space
  2. The Landing
  3. The Voice of Axos
  4. Enter the Master
  5. The Doctor Makes a Plan
  6. Escape from Axos
  7. The Axons Attack
  8. The Power Robbers
  9. The Sacrifice
  10. Brainstorm
  11. The Feast of Axos
  12. Trapped in Time

Deviations from televised story Edit

  • Many cut scenes are reinstated, including the Brigadier daydreaming of having Chinn taken out the back and shot through the head.

Writing and publishing notes Edit

  • Title page includes: THE CHANGING FACE OF DOCTOR WHO. The cover illustration of this book portrays the third DOCTOR WHO whose physical appearance was altered by the Time Lords when they banished him to planet Earth in the Twentieth Century.

Additional cover images Edit

British publication history Edit

First publication:

  • Hardback
W.H. Allen & Co. Ltd. UK
  • Paperback


1979 Target Books with a new cover by John Geary priced 75p (UK)
1989 Star Books with The Mind of Evil priced £2.95p (UK)

Editions published outside Britain Edit

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 Audiobook Edit

This Target Book was released 4 June 2016 complete and unabridged by BBC Physical Audio and read by Richard Franklin.

External links Edit

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