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THE SECRET INVASION

Terry Nation’s final Dalek invasion of Earth was published by Target Books in 1979 and marked the end of an era.
Terry Nation in the late 1970s. Photo © Joel Nation.

None of us would begrudge Terry Nation the right to stake a claim over his most famous creations, but it must have been apparent to even the youngest of readers that Terry Nation’s Dalek Special was nothing of the sort. Small type buried on the cover revealed the truth: this slender miscellany of Dalek facts and illustrations was actually ‘Compiled and Edited by Terrance Dicks’. Thirty of its 96 pages were, however, occupied by some original content from Nation - a short story called Daleks: The Secret Invasion.

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This essential guide celebrates Doctor Who’s most renowned invasion episodes. Interviewees include Anna Barry (Day of the Daleks), Ray Brooks (Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.), Johnny Byrne (Warriors of the Deep), Michael Ferguson (The Seeds of Death), Peter Harness (The Zygon Invasion/The Zygon Inversion), Douglas Mackinnon (Flatline), Victor Pemberton (Fury from the Deep), Toby Whithouse (The Vampires of Venice) and Jon Davey (Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel). Plus, there are rare images, a tribute to Nicholas Courtney, Terry Nation’s original storyline for The Dalek Invasion of Earth, details of Jon Pertwee's unmade story The Spare-Part People and much more!