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THE SCIENCE OF MAGIC

Doctor Who has often favoured pseudo-scientific explanations for events that could otherwise be explained by magic. In 1975, one of its leading writers decided to apply this rule to an episode that had already been broadcast.
Gerry Davis co-wrote The Tenth Planet in 1966 and was commissioned to novelise the story nine years later.
Doctor Who and the Tenth Planet was first published by Target Books on 19 February 1976.
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Ever since the TARDIS was first revealed in 1963, Doctor Who has presented a bewildering array of alien technology and gadgetry. Human scientific knowledge can do nothing to explain the mysteries of the astonishing devices and phenomena that the Doctor takes for granted. This is the first publication devoted to the incredible ideas that the series has made its own. Highlights include a comprehensive guide to the sonic screwdriver, the secrets of the Time Lords and the weaponry of the Doctor’s most dangerous enemies.