I’m pleased to say that You on Target, an impressive 500-page love letter to the Target novelisations of Doctor Who stories, is now available from Watching Books. This amazing collection was edited by Christopher Bryant and features more than 200 essays from over a 100 writers, covering the much-loved range of books and what they meant to their readers. Included within these pages are two essays by me: the first on the adaptation of the radio show Slipback and the second on the novelisation of the last story in Classic Doctor Who, Survival.
I’m in good company in these pages, sharing space with Target editor Nigel Robinson, Matthew Waterhouse (Adric in the TV series), and many other familiar names. It’s a veritable Who’s Who of Doctor Who fandom. This book is not only great because of the superb essays it contains, it is also worthy of your attention because it raises money for the charity Tree of Hope, an organization that helps seriously ill children in the UK and Ireland.
To purchase this book from Amazon US, click here. I hope youll give doing so some serious thought.
Following is the back-page blurb:
If The Horns of Nimon was your first Target novelisation, if The Monster of Peladon was that elusive title you had trouble tracking down, if Four to Doomsday was a birthday present from your granny or if Galaxy Four was the book that taught you how to love reading, then this is the volume for you. Carrying on from where You and Who: Contact Has Been Made left off, You On Target is the history of the Doctor Who adapted novelisations – from the very first one back in 1964 to the latest releases in 2019 – as told by the people who read them. It’s the definitive story of how we have enjoyed Doctor Who‘s television canon in print fiction, and of how those titles changed and developed as we changed and developed alongside them. WITH A FOREWORD BY MATTHEW WATERHOUSE.
To read more about this book, including a full list of my fellow contributors, click here.
As always, thank you for reading.