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Doctor Who books reissued with intros by Neil Gaiman, RTD and more

BBC Books is reissuing six of the old Target novelisations of the classic series, with new introductions by some well-known names

On 6 July, BBC Books will be bringing out reprints of half a dozen classic novelisations of the original series, as originally published by Target books.

All six books will feature classic covers by artist Chris Achilleos, and come with a new introduction penned by a well-known name.

Here's full details:

Neil Gaiman provides an introduction to Doctor Who And The Daleks (an adap of TV story "The Daleks").

Fast Show/Young Bond chap Charlie Higson provides an introduction to Doctor Who And The Crusaders (="The Crusade") by David Whitaker.

Stephen Baxter introduces Doctor Who And The Abominable Snowmen (er... "The Abominable Snowmen") by Terrance Dicks.

Russell T Davies introduces Doctor Who And The Auton Invasion ("Spearhead From Space") by Terrance Dicks.

New series scribe Gareth Roberts introduces Doctor Who And The Cybermen ("The Moonbase") by Gerry Davis.

And Target stalwart Terrance Dicks introduces Doctor Who And The Cave Monsters ("Doctor Who And The Silurians") by the late Malcolm Hulke.

Dunno about you, but for us there's something strangely exciting about seeing names of the calibre of Neil Gaiman (and a more modern take on the logo) combined with these much-loved childhood favourites. All six titles will be available for £4.99 each - scroll down to see the covers.