Doctor Who: The Alt Reality Collection

Doctor Who: The Alt Reality Collection

1st, 2nd, 4th & 12th Doctor Novelisations


The Doctor ventures into alternative dimensions in these four exciting novelisations of TV stories.

In The Mind Robber, by Peter Ling, the Second Doctor, Jamie and Zoe land in a world populated by storybook characters - but who, or what, lurks behind the fiction?

In The Invisible Enemy, by Terrance Dicks, the Fourth Doctor and Leela make a terrifying journey into the Time Lord's own brain in order to confront the Nucleus of the Swarm.

Warriors' Gate, by Stephen Gallagher, is the destination at the ethereal intersection between universes for the Fourth Doctor, Romana, Adric and K9, and in Twice Upon a Time, by Paul Cornell, it's a case of déjà vu for the First and Twelfth Doctors when they meet by chance in a strange yet familiar No Man's Land.

Derek Jacobi, John Leeson, Jon Culshaw and Mark Gatiss read these stories of adventure in weird worlds.

© 2023 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P) 2023 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd.


  • "Slick and polished...immersive productions of much-loved novelisations...long may we enjoy them."
    Doctor Who Magazine, Doctor Who Magazine

About the authors

Peter Ling

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Terrance Dicks

Terrance Dicks became Script Editor of Doctor Who in 1968, co-writing Patrick Troughton’s classic final serial, The War Games, and editing the show throughout the entire Jon Pertwee era to 1974. He wrote many iconic episodes and serials for the show after, including Tom Baker's first episode as the Fourth Doctor, Robot; Horror at Fang Rock in 1977; State of Decay in 1980; and the 20th anniversary special, The Five Doctors in 1983. Terrance novelised over sixty of the original Doctor Who stories for Target books, including classics like Doctor Who and the Abominable Snowmen and Doctor Who and the Auton Invasion, inspiring a generation of children to become readers and writers. He died in August 2019, only weeks before the publication of his final Doctor Who short story, ‘Save Yourself’, in The Target Storybook.
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Stephen Gallagher

Stephen Gallagher is a British novelist and dramatist whose works include radio and TV, including Doctor Who;
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Paul Cornell

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