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This is a classic Target novelization of a classic Doctor Who story. The (First) Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Susan arrive in London several hundred years past the 1960s and discover that the planet has been invaded by Daleks and the human population enslaved and/or exterminated. It's a thrilling read and the plot is totally bonkers in a good way. I laughed out loud when the name of the plot to remove the Earth's core was revealed to be "Project Degravitate". Then of course I had to go around intoning "DEGRAVITATE! DEGRAVITATE!" in a Dalek voice for the next few minutes.

This is also an important story for the series because the Doctor's granddaughter, Susan, leaves him to stay on Earth with one of the resistance fighters. Or rather, the Doctor forces her to leave by locking her out of the TARDIS, because he knows she thinks she needs to look after him. Instead, he wants her to be happy.

Very much recommended if you like Doctor Who and Daleks. ( )
  rabbitprincess | Mar 31, 2016 |

Doctor Who and the Dalek Invasion of Earth was the first Dicks novelisation of a Hartnell story. It leans a bit on the Peter Cushing film as well as on the originally broadcast version. Its most remarkable innovation, and improvement on the screen, is the Daleks’ pet monster, the Slyther, which is much more terrifying on the page. But unfortunately a lot of the good bits of the TV story – the desperate chase across a deserted London in episode 3, and even the Doctor’s farewell to Susan at the end – are truncated and lose their effect. It’s still a good story but this comes across rather in spite of than because of Dicks’ efforts. ( )
  nwhyte | Apr 1, 2008 |
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The TARDIS lands in a London of the future - a city of fear, devastations and holocaust - a city now rules by Daleks.

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