a real world point of view
|Doctor Who – Dragonfire|
|Publisher:||Target Books, W.H. Allen & Co|
|Release date:||March 1989|
|Format:||Paperback Book, 144 Pages|
|Delta and the Bannermen||Remembrance of the Daleks|
- This novelisation is based on the original television serial (TV): Dragonfire, written by Ian Briggs and shown from 23 November 1987.
- The cover and information on the right are for the original Target edition. It featured the artwork of Alister Pearson. (See below for a cover gallery).
Publisher's summary Edit
1989 edition Edit
When the Doctor and Mel arrive in the Space Trading Colony, Iceworld, the Doctor can feel that there is mischief afoot. And he and Mel don’t have to wait long before they discover the culprit, for there in the Refreshment Bar they meet up with that old intergalactic rogue, Sabalon Glitz.
Glitz is hot on the trail of hidden treasure and the Doctor, keen to do some scientific research, decides to join him. Down in the Ice Passages they go – through the Ice Garden, past the Singing Trees, beyond the Lake of Oblivion – in search of the Dragon’s Treasure.
But the Doctor and his companions don’t know the true worth of this mythical hoard. Only Kane, the most feared man in Iceworld, knows the secret of the Dragonfire …
Book Chapters Edit
There are no individually titled chapters for this book. It is simply broken up into sixteen chapters, each numbered sequentially.
Deviations from televised story Edit
To be added
Writing and publishing notes Edit
- Dedication: “With grateful thanks to John Nathan-Turner for his helpful comments and suggestions on the original scripts, and particularly to Andrew Cartmell, il miglior fabbro. Thanks also to the children and teenagers in Ealing who inspired it – particularly Annamarie, Joanne and Juno.”
Cover Gallery Edit
British publication history Edit
First Publication: Paperback (March 1989)
- Target / W.H. Allen & Co. Ltd. One single paperback edition, estimated print run: 21,000, priced £1.99 (UK).
Re-issues: (October 1991)
- Target / Virgin Publishing, estimated print run: 9,000, priced £2.99 (UK).
Editions published outside Britain Edit
See also Edit