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23rd Jan '17 2:59:17 PM skidoo23
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** A [[Literature/DoctorWhoNovelisations long series of novelisations]] preceded the original novels, of almost all the stories broadcast in the show's 26-year first run. They ranged in size from about 120 pages (for a two-parter) to about 400 pages (for a six-parter), which meant that a lot either got cut out, or should have been[[note]] although the novelisations of '[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E2GhostLight Ghost Light]]' and '[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E3TheCurseOfFenric The Curse Of Fenric]]' really [[AllThereInTheManual help with understanding]] the complex broadcast versions[[/note]].

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** A [[Literature/DoctorWhoNovelisations long series of novelisations]] from Target Books preceded the original novels, of almost all the stories broadcast in the show's 26-year first run. They ranged in size from about 120 pages (for a two-parter) to about 400 pages (for a six-parter), which meant that a lot either got cut out, or should have been[[note]] although the novelisations of '[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E2GhostLight Ghost Light]]' and '[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E3TheCurseOfFenric The Curse Of Fenric]]' really [[AllThereInTheManual help with understanding]] the complex broadcast versions[[/note]].


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*** Even though they are technically not needed anymore, efforts have continued to novelize the last remaining stories that Target Books were unable to obtain the rights to. As of the start of 2017 all three stories written or co-written by Creator/DouglasAdams have finally been adapted, leaving only a pair of 1980s-era Daleks stories by Eric Saward left to be written up.
**** The producers of the 2005-present series have indicated no desire to have modern episodes adapted as novels, feeling such records are no longer required. That said, the short story collection ''The Story of Martha'' was a partial adaptation of the Series 3 finale, and Creator/NeilGaiman has stated that he was interested in writing a novel based upon his 2011 episode "The Doctor's Wife", but was unable to.


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* ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'' revived the Target Books novelisation format followed by its parent series, with a number of (but not all) of the show's televised storylines adapted as novels for younger readers.
* ''Series/{{Class}}'', another ''Doctor Who'' spinoff, has to date had three original novels published, which are notable as the only storylines based on the series not to be written by creator Creator/PatrickNess.
11th Jan '17 9:43:58 AM Saurubiker
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Not to be confused with a tie-in ''edition'', in which an original novel gets republished with new cover artwork promoting its [[TheFilmOfTheBook movie adaptation.]]
19th Nov '16 4:51:49 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* The ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' has a tie-in novel set after a slightly altered ending of the first season where, instead of Nanoha's winning against Fate in their battle, the fight ends without a conclusion since Precia interfered early, and Nanoha goes after Fate after Precia is killed so they can have a proper end to their duel. The novel, however, is official, written by the very creator of Nanoha. The background information it contains, such as the nature of [[StunGuns Magical Damage]], are canon and often alluded to in later seasons.

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* The ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' has a tie-in novel set after a slightly altered ending of the first season where, instead of Nanoha's winning against Fate in their battle, the fight ends without a conclusion since Precia interfered early, and Nanoha goes after Fate after Precia is killed so they can have a proper end to their duel. The novel, however, is official, written by the very creator of Nanoha. The background information it contains, such as the nature of [[StunGuns Magical Damage]], are canon and often alluded to in later seasons.
15th Oct '16 9:05:05 AM AshlynNyx
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* ''Franchise/TheCrow'' had a few novels published in the late '90s and early 2000s, each following different protagonists that are resurrected by the titular bird. Two of the novels formed the basis of the last two [[Film/TheCrowSalvation film]] [[Film/TheCrowWickedPrayer sequels]] (though in a very loose sense).
9th Jul '16 2:19:33 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' had multiple series of junior novels, some of which told new stories not based on the comics or DirectToVideo movies. However, these were not treated as tie-ins but as full canon, dealing with the main story arcs and doing it more in-depth than the other mediums usually could. Interestingly enough, the movie novelizations tended to be folded into the tie-in series rather then set apart (as in, the ''Legends of Metru Nui'' novelization was published as ''Bionicle Adventures #4''). Additionally, all but the first few were written by one of the franchise's main story editors, who also wrote the comics and web serials.

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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' had multiple series of junior novels, some of which told new stories not based on the comics or DirectToVideo movies. However, these were not treated as tie-ins but as full canon, dealing with the main story arcs and doing it more in-depth than the other mediums usually could. Interestingly enough, the movie novelizations tended to be folded into the tie-in series rather then set apart (as in, the ''Legends of Metru Nui'' novelization was published as ''Bionicle Adventures #4''). Additionally, all but the first few were written by one of the franchise's main story editors, who also wrote the comics and web serials.
4th Jul '16 5:36:22 AM Morgenthaler
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** The ''RepublicCommandoSeries'' began as a tie-in novel for the [[RepublicCommando video game of the same name.]]

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** The ''RepublicCommandoSeries'' ''Literature/RepublicCommandoSeries'' began as a tie-in novel for the [[RepublicCommando video game of the same name.]]
2nd May '16 12:32:08 PM BURGINABC
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* The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series has several books connected to it, expanding the plot outside of the original parameters and filling in gaps, including but not limited to covering the deeds of the Spartans other than Master Chief John-117.
27th Mar '16 11:53:52 AM GrammarNavi
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* When ''{{Doug}}'' went to Disney, a few episodes of the show were part of the Disney Chapters collection of books. About a year later, Doug got not one, but ''two'' spin-off titles: ''Doug Chronicles'', which were original stories about the title character, and ''Doug Mysteries'', which was the same thing [[RecycledInSpace but as mysteries]].

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* When ''{{Doug}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' went to Disney, a few episodes of the show were part of the Disney Chapters collection of books. About a year later, Doug got not one, but ''two'' spin-off titles: ''Doug Chronicles'', which were original stories about the title character, and ''Doug Mysteries'', which was the same thing [[RecycledInSpace but as mysteries]].
19th Mar '16 6:59:41 PM LinTaylor
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* The Heisei-era ''Franchise/KamenRider'' series began getting their own series of tie-in novels, variously serving as prequels, sequels, untold stories, or whatever else. Most are poorly regarded for various reasons; several are DarkerAndEdgier ([[spoiler:''[[Series/KamenRiderBlade Blade]]''[='s=] focuses on a now-immortal Kenzaki trying to kill himself, ''[[Series/KamenRiderFaiz Faiz]]'' depicts Kusaka raping Mari and ends like ''Literature/{{Misery}}'']]) while ''[[Series/KamenRiderDecade Decade]]''[='s=] is full of glaring continuity errors ([[Series/KamenRiderDenO Momotaros]] being portrayed as [[BoisterousBruiser quiet and polite]] is just the tip of the iceberg).
19th Mar '16 1:17:25 AM Hossmeister
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