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Doctor Who and the Hand of Fear
Hand of Fear novel
Based on: The Hand of Fear
Doctor: Fourth Doctor
Companion(s): Sarah
Main enemy: Eldrad
Main setting:
Key crew
Publisher: Target Books, W.H. Allen
Writer: Terrance Dicks
Cover by: Roy Knipe
Release details
Release number: 30 (given to later editions)
Release date: 18 January 1979
Format: Hardcover and paperback editions; 15 Chapters, 128 Pages
ISBN 0-426-20033-0
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Doctor Who and the Hand of Fear was a novelisation based on the 1976 television serial The Hand of Fear.

Publisher's summary Edit

The Tardis lands in England, and Sarah, the Fourth Doctor's companion, looks forward to going home.

A freak accident in a quarry leaves the unconscious Sarah clutching an enormous stone Hand.

The Hand is the only surviving remnant of Eldrad, an alien super-being expelled from his planet, Kastria – and it has the power to control the human mind. Using Sarah as its instrument, the Hand goes in search of the atomic energy it needs to regenerate Eldrad's body.

Eldrad is determined to return to Kastria and punish his enemies. The Doctor and Sarah are caught up in the terrifying conclusion of a drama of betrayal and revenge that began millions of years ago.

Chapter Titles Edit

  • Prologue
  1. The Fossil
  2. The Ring of Power
  3. Power Source
  4. The Will of Eldrad
  5. Eldrad Must Live
  6. Countdown
  7. Blow-up
  8. Counterstrike
  9. The Return of Eldrad
  10. Return to Kastria
  11. The Caves of Kastria
  12. Eldrad Reborn
  13. Eldrad's Destiny
  14. Sarah's Farewell

Deviations from televised story Edit

  • Abbott, the foreman, is given the first name of Tom.
  • Professor Watson is given the first name of Owen.

Writing and publishing notes Edit

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Additional cover images Edit

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British publication history Edit

First publication:

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

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