‘A Sontaran, a Draconian and a Human … It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke.’
Sontaran Field-Major Sarg, Draconian Colonel Eskon and a Human mercenary who cannot remember her name have nothing in common … that is until they are each snatched from their everyday lives to do battle in an alien arena on an asteroid suspended in the void! With a massive clash of cultures looming, can they each settle their differences and work together to defeat the alien intelligence which is trying to pit them against each other …?
And then, once returned to their own times and places, can they continue as they were before, or has the experience changed them all?
An exciting adventure from the Worlds of Doctor Who.
‘Finding this book was like finding a Target book that you never knew existed! It manages to capture the style and spirit of the good Target novels. Also, in terms of “physical book”, Mindgame was my favourite book. The people at Telos have clearly put a lot of time into capturing the look and feel of the 1970s Targets.’ avantuyl, Gallifreybase
‘… thoroughly enjoyable …’ Sue Davies, SFCrowsnest
Mindgame is based on, and expands upon, the 1998 Reeltime Pictures drama production Mindgame and the 1999 Reeltime Pictures drama production Mindgame Trilogy. Both released on DVD by Koch Media (titled Mindgame Saga) and available from www.timetraveltv.com. All characters are used with permission of the relevant rights owners. This book has not been licensed or approved by the BBC or any of its affiliates.
The special edition is an A-format paperback release, sized and designed to fit in with the Target Doctor Who novelisations. It features a retro-art cover by Andrew-Mark Thompson, and includes an 8 page full colour section of photographs from the making of the two dramas.
Mindgame is written by David J Howe, noted Doctor Who writer, collector and historian.
Mindgame © 1998 Terrance Dicks
Mindgame Trilogy – ‘Battlefield’ © 1999 Terrance Dicks; ‘Prisoner 451’ © 1999 Miles Richardson; ‘Scout Ship’ © 1999 Roger Stevens.
Sontarans/Rutans © 1974 Robert Holmes, used with permission of Patricia Holmes.
Draconians © 1973 Malcolm Hulke, used with permission of the Estate of Malcolm Hulke.
Rutans © 1977 Terrance Dicks, used with permission of Elsa Dicks.
138pp approx. A-format paperback novelisation.
Published August 2020
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
David J Howe has been involved with Doctor Who research and writing for over thirty years. He wrote the book Reflections: The Fantasy Art of Stephen Bradbury for Dragon’s World Publishers and has contributed short fiction to Peeping Tom, Dark Asylum, Decalog, Dark Horizons, Kimota, Perfect Timing, Perfect Timing II, Missing Pieces, Shrouded by Darkness and Murky Depths, and factual articles to James Herbert: By Horror Haunted and The Radio Times Guide to Science Fiction.
The book talespinning collects David’s many short story pieces and screenplays, and previous fiction titles include Daemos Rising. www.howeswho.co.uk