|Publication Date||15 January 1976|
1976 Target Books edition
Why is DOCTOR WHO suddenly summoned to the shores of Loch Ness? Terror and panic spread as the third oil rig is smashed into the sea by a mysterious force… The monster?
The controlling power must be the ZYGONS – alien creatures who have lived hidden on Earth for thousands of years, and now feel strong enough to take over the planet… The Doctor, Sarah and UNIT have different ideas – but can they outwit the supreme cunning of the ruthless ZYGONS?
DOCTOR WHO scripts – awarded The Writers’ Guild Award for the best British children’s original drama script.
1993 Target Books edition
‘THIS IS NO ORDINARY SEA SERPENT…WERE DEALING WITH A CYBORG!’
Summoned back to Earth by Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, The Doctor is asked to investigate a series of mysterious attacks on Scottish oil rigs. The culprit appears to be Nessie herself, but the monster turns out to be a Skarasen, the half animal, half machine creation of the Zygons. The Doctor, Sarah and Harry must stop the Zygons, some of which have taken human form, from making Earth their new home planet.
This book, previously published as DOCTOR WHO and the Loch Ness Monster, has been retitled in line with the TV story. This edition was published alongside a reissue of Doctor Who and the Pyramids of Mars. It received a new ISBN as its title was amended to Doctor Who – Terror of The Zygons to match the television serial. Alister Pearson’s cover artwork featured on a postcard free with issue 214 of Doctor Who Magazine (6 July 1994). This was the 75th Target cover painting, a fact he commemorated within the artwork.
2012 BBC Books edition
Centuries ago, a Zygon spaceship crash landed in Loch Ness. Now, with their home planet destroyed, the alien creatures plan to take over Earth. Their most powerful weapon is a huge, armoured, dinosaur-like creature of terrifying power that they brought to Earth as an embryo – the Loch Ness Monster.
The Doctor, Sarah and Harry soon discover that the Zygons have another weapon. They can assume the identity of any human they capture. Who knows which of their friends may be a Zygon?
- Death from the Sea
- Murder on the Shore
- The Zygons Attack
- A Trap for The Doctor
- The Sleeping Village
- The Monster on the Moor
- Hunt for a Zygon
- A Visit to the Duke
- The Secret of Forgill Castle
- Plan for Conquest
- Monster in the Thames
DEVIATIONS FROM THE TELEVISED STORY