The Genesis of the Daleks


Doctor Who and the Genesis of the DaleksDoctor Who and the Genesis of the Daleks
Doctor Who and the Genesis of the DaleksGenesis of the Daleks


Pages 140
ISBN 0-426-11260-1
Publication Date 22 July 1976


The place: Skaro

Time: The Birth of the Daleks

After a thousand years of futile war against the Thals, DAVROS has perfected the physical form that will carry his race into eternity – the dreaded DALEK. Without feeling, conscience or pity, the Dalek is programmed to EXTERMINATE. At the command of the Time Lords, DOCTOR WHO travels back through time in an effort to totally destroy this terrible menace of the future.

But even The Doctor cannot always win …



  1. Secret Mission
  2. Prisoners of War
  3. The Secret Weapon
  4. Rocket of Doom
  5. Escape to Danger
  6. Betrayal
  7. Countdown to Destruction
  8. Captives of Davros
  9. Rebellion
  10. Decision for The Doctor
  11. Triumph of the Daleks
  12. A Kind of Victory


  • The Time Lords‘ latest temporal projections foresee a time stream when the Daleks become dominant over all other life.
  • In the televised story, Fourth Doctor The Doctor and Harry are captured when the Kaleds gun down their Thal assailants. However, the novel explicitly states that no shots were fired; rather, the Thals and Kaleds engaged in hand-to-hand combat.
  • In the televised story, Nyder is ordered by Davros to shut off the production line. In the book, he decides to of his own accord.
    In the book, the mutant that tried to kill Sarah tries to escape by climbing up a wall.
  • The book depicts the accident which crippled Davros.
  • The Thal and Kaled cities use normal doors as opposed to sliding ones.
  • Davros‘ office is covered in rejected Dalek designs.
  • Davros explodes when he is shot.
  • The Daleks decide to build a city. (The Daleks)

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