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Doctor Who and the Daleks Omnibus
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Written by: Terry Nation (editor), Terrance Dicks (reprinted novels)
Publisher: St. Martins Press
Release date: September 1976
You may be looking for Dalek Omnibus.

Doctor Who and the Daleks Omnibus, edited by Daleks creator Terry Nation, was a British omnibus published in 1976, especially for Marks and Spencer. It featured a collection of articles and photographs related to the Daleks as they had appeared in Doctor Who, as well as abridged and illustrated reprints of the novelisations Doctor Who and the Planet of the Daleks and Doctor Who and the Genesis of the Daleks by Terrance Dicks.

New contents Edit

Though the novelisations take up most of the book, the Omnibus is interesting for what else is included. A piece called "The Seventh Galaxy" provided some details about the Dalek's home galaxy. Another called "On Camera" provided photography and script extracts from Genesis of the Daleks. "The Forbidden Planet" described Skaro's two moons, Omega Mysterium and Falkus. A behind-the-scenes feature called "Doctor Who and the Daleks Media History" provided what would have been, at the time of publication, one of the first complete overviews of the serials, stage plays and films in which the Daleks had appeared. "Invasion", a comic strip-cum-puzzle, was the lone piece of original fiction. The volume's new material was rounded off with a few diagrams of the anatomy of a Dalek and blueprints of a "Dalek Deep Space Cruiser".

Publisher's summary Edit

It is now more than a decade since Doctor Who and the Daleks made their explosive debut on television. Since then, their adventures have enthralled vast audiences around the world.

The famous Doctor can now take his place among the great adventurers; and the Daleks have established their own very unique place in the affections of children as "the monsters you love to hate". The rasping, metallic voice grating out the word "Exterminate!" is familiar to millions who each week wait impatiently for the next breathtaking encounter between the Daleks and the Doctor.

This is the most lavish book yet produced featuring Doctor Who and the Daleks. It contains two novel-length stories based on their adventures and a wealth of specially written and illustrated features. It is a book that demands to be in the library of everyone who has seen and enjoyed Doctor Who and the Daleks and it is to all of those millions that this book is dedicated.

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