The Dalek Generation by Nicholas Briggs

The Dalek Generation

BBC Books’ range of New Adventures Doctor Who books returns to shelves in April – and look set to celebrate the show’s 50th anniversary with style!

The Dalek Generation by Nicholas Briggs

It’s only fitting, of course, that the Doctor faces some of his most iconic enemies. And it doesn’t get more iconic than…

The Dalek Generation sees Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor battle the little green blobs in bonded polycarbide armour from the planet Skaro, last seen on screen in last year’s Asylum of the Daleks. Here’s what you can expect:

The Sunlight Worlds Offer You A Life of Comfort and Plenty. Apply now at the Dalek Foundation.


Sunlight 349 is one of countless Dalek Foundation worlds, planets created to house billions suffering from economic hardship.


The Doctor arrives at Sunlight 349, suspicious of any world where the Daleks are apparently a force for good – and determined to find out the truth.


The Doctor knows they have a far more sinister plan – but how can he convince those who have lived under the benevolence of the Daleks for a generation?


But convince them he must, and soon. For on another Foundation planet, archaeologists have unearthed the most dangerous technology in the universe…

The Daleks debuted in 1963, and have returned to face all eleven incarnation of the Time Lord. In 2010, they received a controversial update in Victory of the Daleks, but The Dalek Generation looks to feature the Russell T. Davies era Bronze Daleks.

The novel is written by a very familiar face: Nicholas Briggs! Briggs began work with Big Finish audios in 1999 and has now become the company’s Executive Producer. However, he’s best known for voicing several monsters in the show, most notably the Daleks, the Cybermen and the Judoon. He also made a cameo appearance in the third series of Torchwood, Children of Earth.

The Daleks haven’t appeared in the NSA books since 2009’s Prisoner of the Daleks, by Trevor Baxendale, opposite David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor – so their return is certainly welcome!

The Dalek Generation, priced £6.99, will be released on 11 April 2013, alongside Plague of the Cybermen and Shroud of Sorrow, and can currently be ordered for £5.24 from Amazon.


When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates (Kasterborous' former Editor) pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. He is the co-founder of The Doctor Who Companion:

Please note that responses to this post are subject to our comments policy.

© 2005-2015 Kasterborous. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | SheKnows Media - Entertainment