Monday, August 27, 2007

Hitting the Targets

Back in the 1970's through to the early 90's Target Books (nee' WH Allen, and later Virgin Books) published a long line of Doctor Who novelisations. Written by many of the television show's own writers the books transcribed what was happening on screen down onto paper. Alas, thanks to the advance of VHS and DVDs, the new 2000's Doctor Who needed no such book companion. Or rather, they didn't.

Coming this November are a series of novels based around the new Sarah Jane series. Written by the production team (including Gareth Roberts) the books are effectively Target novels for the 21st century; they'll novelise everything we're seeing on screen, and will maybe add a few extra touches onto the ambitious scripts too.

Here's a full list of all the adventures, and who's writing them:

1: "Invasion of the Bane" by Gareth Roberts
2: "Untitled Adventure One" by Gareth Roberts
3: "Eye of the Gorgon" by Philip Stratford
4: "Warriors of the Kudlax" by Gareth Roberts

Novels of the last two adventures, "Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?" and "The Lost Boy", should hit book shops just before Christmas - once the adventures have aired on television.

The books are about 150 pages each, and should retail around £4.99. Target nostalga is back, baby!
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