Here’s an extra goodie in addition to our Advent calendar - the front cover of the forthcoming, long-awaited novelization of Shada, the never-completed television story written by Douglas Adams. The cover unsurprisingly doesn’t hide the fact that this is a Douglas Adams script as his name is more prominently featured than Gareth Roberts, who is doing the actual novelization, and the cover art is unique for Doctor Who (looking nothing like the old Target novelizations that I suspect many fans (including myself) will chronologically slot this book in the midst of on their bookshelves, but it does have a Douglas Adams feel to it going by some of the Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy series reprints since the film of the same name came out. One can completely understand the decision to go after the Douglas Adams market that might not be overly familiar with Doctor Who, though it is still might have been nice to reference the 4th Doctor in some way with the artwork.
Still, with this novelizaiton coming out, along with the audio novelization of Resurrection of the Daleks (and the expected subsequent novelization of Revelation of the Daleks) and the return of two previously lost episodes, it does feel that we are starting to get more and more of the missing pieces of Doctor Who given to us at last!
Posted by Luca on Monday, December 12 at 3:00 pm