|Publication date||17 February 1977|
In the snowy wastes of blizzard-swept Antarctica, a strange pod-like object is unearthed, buried deep in the ice. Curiosity turns to alarm as the pod begins to grow – then horror when suddenly it cracks open and a snaking green tendril shoots out, mercilessly seeking the nearest live victim …
In London, the botanical experts are bewildered. DOCTOR WHO is called in to fight this unknown horror. But will he be in time to save the Earth from the rapidly spreading tentacles of the KRYNOID, giant man-eating monster from an alien world?
- Mystery under the Ice
- Death Stalks the Camp
- Hunt in the Snow
- A Visit to Harrison Chase
- Condemned to Die
- The Krynoid Strikes
- The Plants Attack
- The Final Assault
DEVIATIONS FROM THE TV STORY
- The novelisation is shorter than the televised story and a number of scenes are excised, such as the final scene in Antarctica.
- Winlett turns into the tentacle-version of the Krynoid immediately.
- Chase is possessed after the Krynoid picks him up.