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Doctor Who – The Invasion
Series: Doctor Who -
Target Novelisation
Release Number: 98
Doctor: Second Doctor
Companions: Jamie McCrimmon, Zoe Heriot
Enemy: The Cybermen, Tobias Vaughan
Setting: London area; 1970s
Author: Ian Marter
Publisher: Target Books, W. H. Allen and Co. Ltd. UK
Publication: May 1985 (hardcover)
October 1985 (paperback)
Format: Hardcover and paperback editions, 159 Pages
ISBN: ISBN 0-426-20169-8
Previous Story: Doctor Who - The Mind Robber
Following Story: Doctor Who - The Krotons



  • This novelisation is based on the original television serial DW: The Invasion which was shown from 2nd November 1968 and written by Derrick Sherwin from a story outline by Kit Pedler.
  • The cover and information shown on the right is for the original Target novel and featured the artwork of Andrew Skilleter. (See below for information on other UK and international editions which published with a different cover).

Publisher's Cover Blurb


1985 edition

Materialising in outer space, the TARDIS is attacked by a missile fired from the dark side of the moon.
Back on Earth, the newly-formed United Nations Intelligence Taskforce, led by Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, is disturbed by a series of UFO sightings over Southern England.
Meanwhile, a large consignment of mysterious crates is delivered to the headquarters of International Electromatix, the largest computer and electronics firm in the world.
These seemingly unconnected events-but in reality the preparations for a massive Cyberman invasion of Earth who with one aim-the total annihilation of the human race.


  • Contains no illustrated pages

Deviations from the Televised Story

To be added

Author, Writing and Publishing Notes

  • Back pages feature details of Fantastic Doctor Who Poster Offers-without the colour pictures of the posters!

Associated Images

Publishing History (UK)

To be added

First Publication:

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


1993 Virgin Publishing with a new cover by Alistair Pearson priced £3.50 (UK)

International Editions

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External Sources

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