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Doctor Who and the Android Invasion
Series: Doctor Who-
Target Novelisation
Release Number: (2 assigned, but no edition used)
Doctor: Fourth Doctor
Companions: Sarah Jane Smith, Harry Sullivan, Sergeant Benton, UNIT
Enemy: Kraals
Setting: Village of Devesham, Earth, circa 1970s
Author: Terrance Dicks
Publisher: Target Books, W.H. Allen & Co
Publication: November 1978
Format: Hardcover and paperback editions, 126 Pages
ISBN: ISBN 0-426-10858-2
Previous Story: Doctor Who and the Pyramids of Mars
Following Story: Doctor Who and the Brain of Morbius



  • This novelisation is based on the original television serial (DW): The Android Invasion which was shown from 22nd November 1975 and written by Terry Nation
  • The cover and information shown on the right is for the original Target novel and featured the artwork of Roy Knipe. (See below for information on other UK and international editions which published with a different cover).

Publisher's Cover Blurb

The Doctor and Sarah arrive safely back on Earth – or do they?
Why does the mysterious soldier march straight over a cliff – and then reappear unharmed?
Why are they attacked by the sinister mechanics with built-in guns for hands?
Why is a picturesque country village at first deserted – then filled with mindless zombies?
And why are their best friends suddenly trying to kill them?
The Doctor has stumbled on a cunning alien plan to take over the Earth. Will he be in time to defeat the deadly Kraals and their terrifying android invasion?


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Deviations from the Televised Story

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Author, Writing and Publishing Notes

  • When the first seventy-three Target novelisations were retroactively numbered in 1983, this book was assigned #2; however no edition bearing the number was ever printed.

Associated Images

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Publishing History (UK)

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First Publication:

  • Hardback
W.H. Allen & Co. Ltd. UK
  • Paperback


International Editions

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External Sources


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