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Doctor Who and the Abominable Snowmen


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Doctor Who and the Abominable Snowmen by Terrance Dicks

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"Uncle Terry rocks my socks off!"
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I couldn't be happier with the sheer swiftness of Mighty Ape's delivery of this book. I can't begin to tell you how badly I needed this in my life: a chance to experience the lost story of The Abominable Snowmen, in full, on my own terms, without need for any technological assistance other than a good old Dicks-penned Target book. Every single nugget of information delivered by this book feels rich and important, from the introduction by the widely acclaimed Stephen Baxter (lifelong fan!) to the conclusion of the story proper. This novelization of The Abominable Snowmen represents a high point in the history of the Doctor Who franchise, and indeed, for all known forms of human creative achievement and expression. The characters, the world, the robotic Yeti; every single element of this story comes alive and invites you in, to a world that is full of equal parts wonder and terror, but above all, hope. Hope that there will be a better tomorrow. Hope that in thirty years from now, when most of human civilization has been destroyed by severe climate change, I will be able to return to my copy of Doctor Who and the Abominable Snowmen by Terrance Dicks, and remember a simpler age. This book utterly eclipses all Doctor Who writing carried out by Steven Moffat and Chris Chibnall, period. A single sentence from this book carries more imagination, charm and talent than the last seven years' worth of writing on the actual show. So if you're ever down on your luck, pick up Doctor Who and the Abominable Snowmen. Lead a better existence, as I now do. Terrance Dicks, if you ever see this, thank you, thank you for giving me this experience that I will cherish for as long as I exist in any possible form.


The Doctor has been to Det-Sen Monastery before, and expects the welcome of a lifetime. But the monastery is a very different place from when the Doctor last came. Fearing an attack at any moment by the legendary Yeti, the monks are prepared to defend themselves, and see the Doctor as a threat.The Doctor and his friends join forces with Travers, an English explorer out to prove the existence of the elusive abominable snowmen. But they soon discover that these Yeti are not the timid animals that Travers seeks. They are the unstoppable servants of an alien Intelligence.This novel is based on a Doctor Who story which was originally broadcast from 30 September-4 November 1967.Featuring the Second Doctor as played by Patrick Troughton, and his companions Jamie and Victoria

Author Biography

Terrance Dicks worked together with Malcolm Hulke on scripts for The Avengers as well as other series before becoming Assistant, and later full Script Editor of Doctor Who from 1968. Dicks worked on the entirety of the Jon Pertwee Third Doctor era of the programme, and returned as a writer - scripting Tom Baker's first story as the Fourth Doctor- Robot. His later script writing credits on Doctor Who included the 20th anniversary story The Five Doctors. Terrance Dicks novelised many of the original Doctor Who stories for Target books, and has written original Doctor Who novels for BBC Books. Mervyn Haisman and Henry Lincoln worked together on scripts for various TV series in the 1960s, including Doctor Finlay's Casebook, Emergency Ward 10, and Doctor Who. Two of their Doctor Who scripts featured the Yeti - servants of an alien intelligence - which proved very popular and memorable. Haisman, who had previously been an actor, and managed a theatre company, continued to write television during the 1970s and 1980s. Lincoln, who had also been an actor under his real name of Henry Soskin, co-authored the book The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail.
Release date NZ
September 5th, 2011
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
BBC Books
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