|Doctor Who and the Horns of Nimon|
|Based on:||The Horns of Nimon|
|Main enemy:||Nimon, Soldeed|
|Main setting:||Skonnan Ship, Skonnos|
|Publisher:||Target Books, W.H. Allen|
|Cover by:||Steve Kyte|
|Release number:||31 (given to later editions)|
|Release date:||16 October 1980|
|Format:||Hardcover and paperback editions; 13 Chapters, 111 Pages|
|Doctor Who and the Nightmare of Eden||Doctor Who and the Leisure Hive|
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 pilot and co-pilot are given names.
- 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.
Writing and publishing notes Edit
- to be added
Additional cover images Edit
to be added
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.