Paradise Towers was a novelisation based on the 1987 television serial Paradise Towers. The cover art of the original 1988 edition marked the first appearance of an image of Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor and, in fact, the first time an image of the then-current incarnation of the Doctor had been featured since the final use of a photographic image of Peter Davison's Fifth Doctor on the cover of Enlightenment in 1984. A hardcover edition was planned, but cancelled.
But when the TARDIS materialises in a dark, rubbish filled, rat-infested alley it seems that this particular Paradise has turned into Hell!
Pursued by rogue cleaning machines, authoritarian caretakers and old ladies with strange eating habits, the Doctor and Mel track down the source of the chaos to one mysterious character – the designer of Paradise Towers, the Great Architect himself ...
- The Last of the Yellow Kangs
- No Visitors
- Tea and Cakes
- The Chief
- This Way and That
- Come into My Parlour
- The Illustrated Prospectus
- The Basement
- The Pool in the Sky
Deviations from televised story
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Writing and publishing notes
- The inside back pages feature colour advert for Fantastic Doctor Who Posters Offer!
- A proposed hardback edition for July 1988 was never published.
Additional cover images
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British publication history
First Publication: Paperback (December 1988)
- Target / W.H. Allen & Co. Ltd. One single paperback edition, estimated print run: 25,000, priced £1.99 (UK).
- Target / Virgin Publishing, estimated print run: 9,000, priced £2.50 (UK).
This Target Book was released complete and unabridged by BBC Audio and read by Bonnie Langford.
The audio set of four CDs was released in April 2012 priced £13.99 (UK)