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1964 Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks. First Novelisation.

1964 Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks. First Novelisation.

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Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks.

THIS IS THE VERY FIRST NOVELISED DOCTOR WHO STORY!!

Based on the BBC television serial by Terry Nation

By David Whitaker

Published by Frederick Muller, London, 1964. First Edition. Hardback book with dust jacket. 157 pages.

A good first edition. The jacket has seen better days and has some chipping and wear at the edges and the original price has been scribbled out. Boards and spine good but with some sun-fading to the bottom edge of the front cover. All contents present and pages good throughout. Name written to front endpaper. Overall good.

The very first Doctor Who book came out in hardcover in November of 1964. Titled Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks and written by David Whitaker (who had the been the television show’s first script editor), it was a novelization of the 1963 television serial, “The Daleks” by Terry Nation.

In 1964 and 1965, the Frederick Muller publishing house published three novelisations of Doctor Who television serials. These were later reprinted by Target Books in 1973, as part of their own line of novelisations.

Frederick Muller Ltd. commissioned David Whitaker to novelise the first Dalek serial under the title Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks, which was published November 1964 in hardcover just in time for the second Dalek serial, The Dalek Invasion of Earth to be transmitted. The success of this book warranted two reprintings by 1965 and led Frederick Muller to commission two further novelisations, Doctor Who and the Zarbi and Doctor Who and the Crusaders, which were published in 1965 and 1966 respectively. Sales of these books did not live up to the first and so the short range was brought to an end
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