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Doctor Who and the Monster of Peladon
Series: Doctor Who-
Target Novelisation
Release Number: 43 (given to later editions)
Doctor: Third Doctor
Companions: Sarah Jane Smith
Enemy: Aggedor, Sskel, Azaxyr, Eckersley
Setting: Peladon
Author: Terrance Dicks
Publisher: Target Books, W.H. Allen & Co
Publication: February 1980
Format: Hardcover and paperback editions, --- Pages
ISBN: ISBN 0-426-20132-9
Previous Story: Doctor Who - Death to the Daleks
Following Story: Doctor Who and the Planet of the Spiders



  • This novelisation is based on the original television serial DW: The Monster of Peladon which was shown from 23rd March 1974 and written by Brian Hayles
  • The cover and information shown on the right is for the original Target novel and featured the artwork of Steve Kyte. (See below for information on other UK and international editions which published with a different cover).

Publisher's Cover Blurb


1980 edition

Fifty years after his first visit to Peladon, the Doctor returns to find that Queen Thalira has inherited a troubled kingdom from her father.
Membership of the Galactic Federation was expected to bring peace and prosperity to the planet, but the spirit of the sacred monster Aggedor is once more spreading terror and death.
The Doctor uncovers a treacherous plot to steal the mineral wealth of Peladon, and is again confronted by his old enemies – the Ice Warriors.


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Deviations from the Televised Story

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Author, Writing and Publishing Notes

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Associated Images

Publishing History (UK)

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First Publication:

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


1992 Target Books / Virgin Publishing with a new cover by Alister Pearson priced £2.99 (UK)

International Editions

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External Sources

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