The Revenge of the Cybermen


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BOOK DETAILS

Pages 128
ISBN 0-426-10997-X
Publication Date 20 May 1976

SYNOPSIS

1976 Target Books edition

A mysterious plague strikes Space Beacon Nerva, killing its victims within minutes. When DOCTOR WHO lands, only four humans remain alive. One of these seems to be in league with the nearby planet of gold, Voga… Or is he in fact working for the dreaded CYBERMEN, who are now determined to finally destroy their old enemies, the VOGANS?

The Doctor, Sarah and Harry find themselves caught in the midst of a terrifying struggle to death – between the ruthless, power-hungry Cybermen and the desperate determined Vogans.


1991 Target Books edition

THE CYBERMEN. ‘THEY’RE TOTALLY RUTHLESS, WITH A GREAT DETERMINATION TO SURVIVE, AND TO CONQURE. THEY WON’T HAVE FORGIVEN MANKIND.’

Transported by the Time Ring given to The Doctor by the Time Lords, The Doctor, Sarah Jane and Harry Sullivan find themselves returned to the spaceship that was the scene of The Ark in Space, also available as a Target novelisation.

they find it deserted, the crew struck down by a mysterious ‘space plague’. And on board are the Cybermats, lethal war machines which wait for their masters, the Cybermen, to come to wreak their revenge…

Doctor Who – Revenge of the Cybermen was written by Gerry Davis, the creator of the Cybermen, and this novelisation is by Terrance Dicks, who was script editor of the series for five years. .

NOTES

CHAPTER TITLES


  • The Creation of the Cybermen

  1. Return to Peril
  2. The Cybermat Strikes
  3. A Hot Spot for The Doctor
  4. A Visit to Voga
  5. Rebellion !
  6. Attack of the Cybermen
  7. The Living Bombs
  8. Journey into Peril
  9. Countdown on Voga
  10. Explosion!
  11. Skystriker!
  12. ‘The Biggest Bang in History’

DEVIATIONS FROM THE TELEVISED STORY

  • Magrik survives the story.
  • The Vogans needed humanity to build the glittergun because their gold is useless against the Cybermen otherwise.
  • The Cybermen in the novelisation are portrayed as they appeared in The Invasion, with their helmet weapons replaced by rifles described as: “plain foot-long metal rods with white cylinders on the end.”
  • An epilogue features the Fourth Doctor, Harry and Sarah setting course for Loch Ness. (Terror of the Zygons)
  • The Cyberleader reacts when Kellman mentions the name Doctor, relating how someone with that name was a frequent enemy of the Cybermen, but states the Fourth Doctor is not the same person because his face is different.

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