Doctor Who and the Horns of Nimon was a novelisation based on the 1979 television serial The Horns of Nimon.
Publisher's summary Edit
In the great maze of the Power Complex dwells the dreaded Nimon, a fearsome monster with immense scientific powers.
Chapter titles Edit
- Ship of Sacrifice
- The Skonnons
- Sardor in Command
- The Nimon
- The Maze
- Sardor's Bluff
- K9 in Trouble
- The Journey of the Nimon
- Journey to Crinoth
- Time Bomb
- The Legend
Deviations from televised story Edit
- An extended prologue explains how Soldeed first met the Nimon.
- The novelisation gives the Pilot and Co-pilot names; the Pilot is named Sekkoth, whilst the Co-pilot is named Sardor.
- The Doctor thinks the Nimon are from another universe.
- The ending is expanded to show how Skonnos and Aneth will cope following the events of the story.
- The Doctor refers to the events of TV: Underworld.
- The First Empire Wars are referenced.
Writing and publishing notes Edit
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Additional cover images Edit
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British publication history Edit
- W.H. Allen & Co. Ltd. UK
Doctor Who Magazine giveaway and mass-pulping Edit
In 2008, Doctor Who Magazine distributed copies of some two dozen Target novelisations -- all back stock, some dating back more than twenty years -- with one of its issues. Doctor Who and the Horns of Nimon was one of the books so distributed. According to editor Tom Spilsbury's editoral in DWM 412, some 3200 books were left undistributed and returned to the warehouse -- all of which were copies of Doctor Who and the Horns of Nimon. Being unable to justify the expense of storing so many boxes of a single book, Spilsbury wrote that he reluctantly authorised the destruction of 3150 of the copies, saving one box of fifty which he subsequently made available as giveaways and to those who wrote in requesting copies.