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Four to Doomsday (novelisation)

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Four to Doomsday
Four to Doomsday novel
Doctor: Fifth Doctor
Companion(s): Adric, Nyssa, Tegan
Main enemy: Urbankans, Monarch
Main setting: Urbankan Spacecraft
Key crew
Publisher: Target Books, W.H. Allen
Writer: Terrance Dicks
Release details
Release number: 77 (shown inside only, not on spine or cover)
Release date: 21 July 1983
Format: Hardcover and paperback editions; 12 Chapters, 128 Pages
ISBN 0-426-19334-2
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Four to Doomsday was a novelisation based on the 1982 television serial Four to Doomsday.

Publisher's summary Edit

1983 edition Edit

When the TARDIS happens to materialise on an alien space craft, the commander of the ship, the reptilian Monarch, invites the Doctor and his companions to continue their journey to Earth in his company.

Monarch's hospitality even extends to a generous offer to liberate the time-travellers from the shortcomings of their bodies and replicate them as androids-so much more practical.

Although Adric finds this proposal extremely attractive, the Doctor has good reason to be suspicious of Monarch's motives...

Chapter Titles Edit

  1. Ship of Myster
  2. A Meeting with Monarch
  3. The Transformation
  4. The Invaders
  5. The Explorers
  6. The Android
  7. The Convert
  8. Tegan's Gamble
  9. Death Warrant
  10. Reprieved
  11. Riot!
  12. Spacewalk

Deviations from televised story Edit

  • Monarch is killed by Adric rather than the Doctor at the story's conclusion.

Writing and publishing notes Edit

  • to be added

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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