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The Wheel in Space
Wheel in Space novel
Based on: The Wheel in Space
Doctor: Second Doctor
Companion(s): Jamie, Zoe
Main enemy: The Cybermen
Main setting: Space Station W3, the 21st century
Key crew
Publisher: [[publisher::Target Books, W. H. Allen and Co. Ltd. UK]]
Writer: Terrance Dicks
Release details
Release number: 130
Release date: 18 August 1988
Format: Hardcover and paperback editions, 143 Pages
ISBN 0-426-20321-6
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The Wheel in Space was a novelisation based on the 1968 television serial The Wheel in Space.

Publisher's summary

When the TARDIS rematerialises inside a rocket the Doctor and Jamie are alarmed by the presence of a hostile Servo-Robot. They discover that the rocket is drifting in the orbit of a giant space station - the Wheel in Space.

Once inside this magnificent space ship they are bewildered by its complexity and sheer size. The technicians and programmers are highly trained, but who are they working for?

Suspecting the worst, the Doctor is still horrified to find the deadly Cybermen in control. What evil plan are they plotting? Who or what are the Cybermats? Can the Doctor trust anyone on board to help him stop the Wheel as it spins relentlessly through space?

Deviations from televised story

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Writing and publishing notes

  • Back Pages include The 1988 Doctor Who 25 Year Bonanza Competition!
  • The cover of the original Target Books editio featured the artwork of Ian Burgess.
  • With only 23,000 copies printed, the paperback is considered one of the rarer Doctor Who novels.[1] Reportedly a warehouse fire was responsible for there being so few copies. As a result, copies of this book often fetch high prices as collectables.

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British publication history

Hardback (March 1988)
  • W.H.Allen & Co. Ltd. UK ISBN:0491033567, copies priced £7.95)
Paperback (August 1988)
  • Target / W.H. Allen & Co. Ltd. One single paperback edition, estimated print run: 23,000, priced £1.99 (UK).

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