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  • n. Alternative spelling of novelization.

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  • n. converting something into the form of a novel


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  • (Though Terrance Dicks 'novelisation is still an improvement on the broadcast original, particularly because the monsters are not visibly ludicrous.)

    Linkspam for 29-8-2009

  • Actually I think Brian is the first script editor of Doctor Who to have a spinoff novel published while his episodes were being shown (though David Whitaker, of course, set the ball rolling with the very first Doctor Who novelisation back in 1964).

    April Books 26) The Forgotten Army, by Brian Minchin

  • Sean Williams 'latest books include the finale of his dark fantasy series for children (The Scarecrow), a space opera novel (Earth Ascendant), and his novelisation of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, the first game-related tie-in to debut at #1 on the New York Times hardback bestseller list.

    MIND MELD: What You Should Know About Speculative Fiction and Mainstream Acceptance (Part 1)

  • The only ones that approach it in awfulness are Eric Saward's novelisation of The Twin Dilemma and Topping's Telos novella Ghost Ship.

    Linkspam for 23-6-2009

  • I commented a few months back that the novelisation of the unbroadcast story felt a bit padded; Philip Martin has stripped out the padding and got down to the bare essentials, and unfortunately the story still is not a very good one.

    Reading lists, revised

  • Difficult to, er, judge what Barrett's input to the final product is (he did not write the screenplay) but I felt that I missed the broad sweep of scene-setting which is necessary in a novelisation of this kind; no real sense of landscape or background.

    April Books 22) Triumph of a Time Lord, by Matt Hills

  • I think this actually is a worse book than Saward's novelisation of The Twin Dilemma, though I'm not rereading it in order to form a more precise judgement.

    October Books 19) Doctor Who - Slipback

  • The novelisation, by Terence Dudley who also wrote the script, wasn't published until 1987, as the third the last in another series of spinoffs, Target's Companions of Doctor Who (the two earlier books being Turlough and the Earthlink Dilemma and Harry Sullivan's War).

    Linkspam for 31-5-2009

  • It's not surprising that the "Companions of Doctor Who" series of books was dropped; if anything it's more surprising that another two were published (Harry Sullivan's War by Ian Marter and Terence Dudley's novelisation of K9 and Company) after this very unimpressive start.

    Historical books poll

  • Platt's extended novelisation, published as one of the Virgin Missing Adventures, is much better, with lots more background of Victoria's life after leaving the Tardis and of the Brigadier's later experiences; it also includes K9 and a young Captain Bambera.

    July Books 15) So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy


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