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Doctor Who and the Seeds of Doom
Series: Doctor Who-
Target Novelisation
Release Number: 55 (given to later editions)
Doctor: Fourth Doctor
Companions: Sarah Jane Smith
Enemy: Krynoids, Harrison Chase
Setting: Antarctica, Earth, Near Future
Author: Terrance Dicks
Publisher: Target Books, W.H. Allen & Co
Pinnacle Books (US)
Publication: February 1977 (paperback)
March 1977 (hardcover)
Format: Hardcover and paperback editions, 128 Pages
ISBN: ISBN 0-426-11658-5
Previous Story: Doctor Who and the Brain of Morbius
Following Story: Doctor Who and the Masque of Mandragora



  • This novelisation is based on the original television serial (DW): The Seeds of Doom which was shown from 31st January 1976 and written by Robert Banks Stewart
  • The cover and information shown on the right is for the original Target novel and featured the artwork of Chris Achilleos. (See below for information on other UK and international editions which published with a different cover).
  • This was the tenth and final novelisation to be reprinted in America by Pinnacle Books. As of 2009 it stands as the last Doctor Who novel to be published in a US edition.

Publisher's Cover Blurb

In the snowy wastes of blizzard-swept Antarctica, a strange pod-like object is unearthed, buried deep in the ice.
Curiosity turns to alarm as the pod begins to grow – then horror when suddenly it cracks open and a snaking green tendril shoots out, mercilessly seeking the nearest live victim …
In London, the botanical experts are bewildered. DOCTOR WHO is called in to fight this unknown horror. But will he be in time to save the Earth from the rapidly spreading tentacles of the KRYNOID, giant man-eating monster from an alien world?


  • None

Deviations from the Televised Story

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Author, Writing and Publishing Notes

  • The novelisation seriously underplayed the character of Amelia Durat for which it received criticism from readers and fans of the series.

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

  • Pinnacle Books (US edition), 1979

External Sources


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