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Occupation  Writer
Name  John Peel
Language  English
Role  Writer
Nationality  British
Citizenship  British/American

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Pen name  Nicholas Adams Rick North J.P. Trent John Vincent
Alma mater  University of Nottingham
People also search for  David Whitaker, Martin Roach, Hal Schuster, Doug Murray, Scott Nance, Griselda Carr
Books  The Secret of Dragonhome, War of the Daleks, Timewyrm: Genesys, Book of Names, Legacy of the Daleks

Education  University of Nottingham

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John Peel (born 1954) is a British writer, best known for his TV series tie-in novels and novelisations. He has written under several pseudonyms, including "John Vincent" and "Nicholas Adams". He lives in Long Island, New York. While his wife is a US citizen, Peel continues to travel under a British passport.


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During the 1980s, Peel wrote a licensed spin-off novel based on the popular 1960s TV series The Avengers, titled Too Many Targets. He is also known for his various books based on Doctor Who, Star Trek and James Bond Jr. (written as "John Vincent").

Doctor Who books

A friend of the television writer Terry Nation, Peel wrote novelisations of several Doctor Who stories for Target Books featuring Nation's Daleks; he is reportedly one of the few writers to have been willing to do so, given the high percentage of the author's fee that Nation's agents demanded for the rights to use the Daleks. For similar reasons, Peel is one of the few novelists to have used the Daleks in full-length, original Doctor Who novels, examples of which include War of the Daleks (1997) and Legacy of the Daleks (1998), written for the BBC Books Eighth Doctor Adventures range. Neither novel was especially well received by fans of the series, in part due to Peel's re-writing of Dalek history as depicted in the TV series (in particular the destruction of Skaro in the 1988 serial Remembrance of the Daleks), to bring their story more into line with Nation's vision.

With the publication of Timewyrm: Genesys (1991), Peel became the first author to write a full-length Doctor Who novel, featuring the Doctor, not to be based on either a TV or radio script. He had been selected by editor Peter Darvill-Evans to launch the Virgin New Adventures range, to resume the story of the Doctor's travels from where the now-cancelled TV series had left off. He also wrote the Evolution (1994) for their sister range, Missing Adventures (featuring previous Doctors and companions), and also The Gallifrey Chronicles (1991, not to be confused with the Eighth Doctor Adventures book), a compendium of the history of the Doctor's planet, Gallifrey.


Peel has also written a number of Doctor Who comic strips for Doctor Who Monthly:

  • Doctor Who (art by John Stokes):
  • "Devil of the Deep" (Doctor Who Monthly #61)
  • "The Fires Down Below" (Doctor Who Monthly #67)
  • References

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