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In 1977, The Talons of Weng-Chiang was released as a novelisation by Target Books under the title Doctor Who and the Talons of Weng-Chiang.


Doctor Who and the Talons of Weng-Chiang

Talons novel cover 1977

Series
Target Novelisations
Author
Terrance Dicks
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Format
Paperback
Original RRP
60p
No. of pages
Publisher
Target Books
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1977 First EditionEdit

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Stepping out of the Tardis into Victorian London, Leela and the Doctor are confronted by menacing, diabolical horrors shrouded within the swirling London fog - a man's death cry, an attack by Chinese Tong hatchet men, giant rats roaming the sewers, young women mysteriously disappearing...

The hideously deformed Magnus Greel, conducting a desperate search for the lost Time Cabinet, is the instigator of all this evil. Posing as the Chinese god, Weng-Chiang, Greel uses the crafty Chang, and the midget manikin, Mr Sin, to achieve his terrifying objectives.

The Doctor must use all his skill, energy and intelligence to escape the talons of Weng-Chiang.

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Doctor Who and the Talons of Weng-Chiang

Talons novel cover USA

Series
Target Novelisations
Author
Terrance Dicks
Release date
Format
Paperback
Original USD
$1.99
No. of pages
141
Publisher
Pinnacle Books
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1979 Pinnacle EditionEdit

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TERROR IN THE FOG

It's the Victorian London of Sherlock Holmes. Shrouded in the swirling mists, Doctor Who confronts diabolical horrors as he unravels the mystery surrounding the strange disappearances of several young women.

Doctor Who learns a Chinese magician, the crafty Chang, and his weird midget manikin, Mr. Sin, are mere puppets in the hands of the hideously deformed Greel, posing as the Chinese god, Weng-Chiang. It is Greel who steals the young women; it is Greel who grooms sewer rats to do his bidding - but there is even more, much more...

Will Doctor Who solve the Chinese puzzle in time to escape the terrifying talons of Weng-Chiang?

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The Talons of Weng-Chiang

Talons novel cover 1994

Series
Target Novelisations
Author
Terrance Dicks
Release date
Format
Paperback
Original RRP
£3.99
No. of pages
Publisher
Target Books
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1993 ReprintEdit

Cover blurbEdit

'A CHINESE SECRET SOCIETY, FANATICAL FOLLOWERS OF AN ANCIENT CHINESE GOD CALLED WENG-CHIANG. THEY BELIEVE THAT ONE DAY HE WILL RETURN TO RULE THE WORLD.'

Stepping out of the TARDIS into Victorian London, Leela and the Doctor find themselves fighting off the trained killers of the Tong of the Black Scorpion. Barely escaping alive, they soon discover that the swirling fog hides other, more sinister forces. Giant rats roam the sewers; young women mysteriously disappear; and a magician's manikin is found, clutching a blood-stained knife. Has an ancient and murderous Chinese god returned to haunt the streets of London?

This is an adaptation by Terrance Dicks of a screenplay by Robert Holmes, which featured Tom Baker in the role of the Doctor.

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