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Doctor Who – The Seeds of Death
Series: Doctor Who -
Target Novelisation
Release Number: 112
Doctor: Second Doctor
Companions: Jamie McCrimmon, Zoe Heriot
Author: Terrance Dicks
Publisher: Target Books, W. H. Allen and Co. Ltd. UK
Publication: July 1986 (hardcover)
December 1986 (paperback)
Format: Hardcover and paperback editions, --- Pages
ISBN: ISBN 0-426-20252-X
Previous Story: Doctor Who - The Krotons
Following Story: Doctor Who - The Space Pirates



  • This novelisation is based on the original television serial DW: The Seeds of Death which was shown from 25th January 1969 and written by Brian Hayles
  • The cover and information shown on the right is for the original Target novel and featured the artwork of Tony Masero. (See below for information on other UK and international editions which published with a different cover).

Publisher's Cover Blurb

Returning to Earth in the 21st century, the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe immediately find themselves caught in the midst of a crisis. T-Mat - a form of instantaneous transportation essential to the smooth running of life on Earth - is going disastrously wrong.
The Doctor discovers that the T-Mat Base on the Moon has been taken over by a group of Ice Warriors, led by the villainous Slaar. Their home a desolate and dying planet, the Martian invaders see Earth as a world ripe for conquest.
But before they can colonise Earth they must dramatically after its atmosphere. And so they unleash the Seeds of Death…


  • Contains no illustrated pages

Deviations from the Televised Story

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Author, Writing and Publishing Notes

  • Inside back cover features colour Fantastic Doctor Who Poster Offers!

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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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