From the Back Cover
sank below the horizon. It was the last time he was to see the
sun for a hundred million years.
UNIT is called in to investigate security at a secret research centre buried
under Wenley Moor. Unknown to the Doctor and his colleagues, the work
at the centre has woken a group of Silurians - intelligent reptiles that
used to be the dominant life form on Earth in prehistoric times.
Now they have woken, the Silurians are appalled to find 'their' planet
populated by upstart apes. The Doctor hopes to negotiate a peace deal,
but there are those on both sides who cannot bear the thought of humans
and Silurians living together. As UNIT soldiers enter the cave systems,
and the Silurians unleash a deadly plague that could wipe out the human
race, the battle for planet Earth begins.
This novel is based on 'The Silurians', a Doctor Who story
which was originally broadcast from
31 January-14 March 1970.
Featuring the Third Doctor as played by Jon Pertwee, his companion
Liz Shaw and the UNIT organisation commanded by Brigadier