|Doctor Who and the Keys of Marinus|
|Based on:||The Keys of Marinus|
|Companion(s):||Susan, Barbara, Ian|
|Publisher:||Target Books, W.H. Allen|
|Cover by:||David McAllister|
|Release date:||21 August 1980|
|Format:||Paperback Book; 13 Chapters, 128 Pages|
|Marco Polo||The Aztecs|
Publisher's summary Edit
a remote force-shielded island set in a sea of acid, governed by
the ultimate computer which rules and balances the gentle life of Marinus, guarded by
ruthless protector of a peace-loving race threatened by
Warlord of the brutal sub-human Voords, sworn enemy of Arbitan and of Marinus, who has within his grasp
THE KEYS OF MARINUS
the Conscience's vital micro-circuits, the doors of good and evil.
Can the Doctor find the hidden circuits in time? Arbitan's command was 'Find them, OR DIE!'
Chapter Titles Edit
- The Sea of Death
- The Marble City
- The Velvet Web
- The Brains of Morphoton
- The Screaming Jungle
- The Whispering Darkness
- The Snows of Terror
- The Demons
- The Mystery of the Locked Room
- The Missing Key
- Arbitan's Revenge
- Final Goodbyes
Deviations from televised story Edit
to be added
Writing and publishing notes Edit
- This title was Philip Hinchcliffe's last contribution to the range, and his sole novelisation of a serial he did not produce.
- With no photographs for reference, cover artist David McAllister decided to try something different and feature no people on the cover.
- Producer John Nathan-Turner's criticism of the cover artwork (namely the TARDIS is blue NOT grey, and the light is white NOT red), went unheeded.
- Large chunks of dialogue and story were cut from the novelisation.
- Time on Marinus is counted in zeniths.
- The Voord are said to be genetically engineered animals. Other sources position them as pre-evolutionary Cybermen. (COMIC: The World Shapers)
Cover Gallery Edit
British publication history Edit
- W.H.Allen & Co. Ltd. UK
- A planned reissue in 1994 was cancelled.