Terrance Dicks- author of Doctor Who novels- has died.

By September 3, 2019Authors, News, Television

Terrance Dicks, author of several Doctor novelisations, and television screenwriter, sadly died on the 29th of August 2019 after a short illness.

Dicks worked for a long while at the BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who, working as a writer and script editor between 1968 to 1974. He has been described as “arguably the most prolific contributor to Doctor Who”.

Dicks also wrote many children’s books during the 1970s and 1980s including the novelisation of Doctor Who episodes for Target Books. His last contribution being ‘Quick Reads’ books Made of Steel and Revenge of the Judoon, both featuring the Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones.

Terrance Dicks outside the TARDIS.

Dicks Doctor Who novelisations began in 1974 with The Auton Invasion, and The Day of The Daleks, and ran continuously until 1987. After a short break he returned with The Sarah Jane Adventures in 2007, and a series of original novels inspired by the Doctor Who universe, including adventures with the Eighth Doctor.

Many fans all over social media and beyond have been outpouring their grief and expressing their love for the sci-fi legend, including Robert Shearman who told of the moment that changed his life when, at age 14, he met Terrance Dicks.

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