Pinnacle Books

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Pinnacle Books was an American book publishing company. From April 1979 to June 1980 they published Americanised editions of ten Target Books novelisations. After going bankrupt in 1985, it was purchaed by Windsor Publishing Corp, which continued reprints until April 1989.

Changes[[edit]]

  • New front-cover illustrations by David Mann were used, and new back-cover blurbs were written.
  • The UK English text was Americanised to incorporate US spellings (e.g. "colour" became "color") and terms (e.g. car bonnets and boots became "hoods" and "trunks" respectively). Also, references to certain UK-specific items unfamiliar to American readers of the time were changed (e.g. the Doctor's jelly babies became "jelly beans").
  • The books were prefaced by brief bios of the story's Doctor and companions, and an introduction by noted science fiction author Harlan Ellison. In his introduction, Ellison proclaimed his own fandom of Doctor Who and explained some of the concepts behind the series.[1]

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The Pinnacle book covers bore the same Doctor Who logo as used by the limited-run 1978 Aeonian Press reprints of the Day of the Daleks and Robot novelisations.

The logo was used in various colours on each novelisation. The colour of the logo was usually changed each time a book was reprinted.

Books released[[edit]]

  1. Doctor Who and the Day of the Daleks
  2. Doctor Who and the Doomsday Weapon
  3. Doctor Who and the Dinosaur Invasion
  4. Doctor Who and the Genesis of the Daleks
  5. Doctor Who and the Revenge of the Cybermen
  6. Doctor Who and the Loch Ness Monster
  7. Doctor Who and the Talons of Weng-Chiang
  8. Doctor Who and the Masque of Mandragora
  9. Doctor Who and the Android Invasion
  10. Doctor Who and the Seeds of Doom

Cover images[[edit]]

Title 1st printing
1979-80
$1.75
2nd printing
1981-82
$1.95
3rd printing
1983-84
$2.95
4th printing
1989
$3.50
Doctor Who and
the Day of the Daleks
DayDaleksPinnacle.jpg
Red logo
DayDaleksPinnacle 2nd printing.jpg
Orange logo
DayDaleksPinnacle 3rd printing.jpg
Yellow logo
DayDaleksPinnacle 4th printing.jpg
Yellow logo
Doctor Who and
the Doomsday Weapon
DoomsdayWeaponPinnacle.jpg
Orange logo
DoomsdayWeaponPinnacle 2nd printing.jpg
Green logo
DoomsdayWeaponPinnacle 3rd printing.jpg
Red logo
DoomsdayWeaponPinnacle 4th printing.jpg
Red logo
Doctor Who and
the Dinosaur Invasion
Dinosaur Invasion Pinnacle 1st printing.jpg
Blue logo
Dinosaur Invasion Pinnacle.jpg
Green logo
TBA.jpg
Blue logo
Doctor Who and the Dinosaur Invasion Pinnacle edition blue logo.jpg
Blue logo
Doctor Who and
the Genesis of the Daleks
Genesis Pinnacle 1st printing.jpg
Green logo
Genesis.jpg
Orange logo
Genesis Pinnacle 3rd printing.jpg
Green logo
Genesis Pinnacle 4th printing.jpg
Green logo
Doctor Who and
the Revenge of the Cybermen
Cyberman Pinnacle 1st printing.jpg
Magenta logo
Cyberman.jpg
Orange logo
Cyberman Pinnacle 3rd printing.jpg
Magenta logo
Cyberman Pinnacle 4th printing.jpg
Magenta logo
Doctor Who and
the Loch Ness Monster
Lochness Pinnacle 1st printing.jpg
Orange logo
Lochness.jpg
Blue logo
TBA.jpg
Yellow logo
Doctor Who and the Loch Ness Monster Pinnacle edition Yellow logo.jpg
Yellow logo
Doctor Who and
the Talons of Weng-Chiang
AmericanTalons.jpg
Red logo
Talonsofwengchiang.jpg
Orange logo
Doctor Who and the Talons of Weng-Chiang Pinnacle 3rd printing.jpg
Green logo
Doctor Who and the Talons of Weng-Chiang Pinnacle edition green logo.jpg
Green logo
Doctor Who and
the Masque of Mandragora
MandragoraUS.jpg
Purple logo
Mandragora Pinnacle 2nd printing.jpg
Orange logo
Mandragora Pinnacle 3rd printing.jpg
Purple logo
Mandragora Pinnacle 4th printing.jpg
Purple logo
Doctor Who and
the Android Invasion
PinnacleAndroidInvasion.jpg
Blue logo
Android.jpg
Orange logo
TBA.jpg
Green logo
PinnacleAndroidInvasion 4th printing.jpg
Green logo
Doctor Who and
the Seeds of Doom
SeedsOfDoom Pinnacle 1st printing.jpg
Green logo
SeedsOfDoom Pinnacle 2nd printing.jpgDoom.jpg
Blue logo
AmericanSeedsOfDoom.jpg
Blue logo
SeedsOfDoom Pinnacle 4th printing.jpg
Blue logo

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