The Catacombs The Merchandise Guide
Novelisations: UK
Compiled by Martin Willey

Orbit (Futura Publications Ltd)

(10 paperback paperback titles based on Yr 1; 10 x 17.5 cm;

Covers feature series logo (except "Earthfall"), in various colours, over box of photographs (except "Breakaway" & "Earthfall", which have full cover photos);

Back covers feature series logo and description ("Breakaway" has no logo, but has 3 photos).

Two of the novels were reviewed by the Irish Times (Thursday January 6 1977)

Both Android planet by John Rankine and Alien Seed of EC Tubb in the Space 1999 series (Arthur Barker, 3.65 each) may lack the exuberance of Poul Anderson's novella, but they also lack much of the embarrassing juvenility of the television series from which they are drawn. Rankine's is undoubtedly the better written of the two, and their uncomplicated narration makes them an ideal introduction to S.F. for teenagers.
Number Title Cover
Breakaway by E.C. Tubb
Moon Odyssey by John Rankine
3 The Space Guardians by Brian Ball
4 Collision Course by E.C. Tubb
5 Lunar Attack by John Rankine
6 Astral Quest by John Rankine
7 Alien Seed by E.C. Tubb
8 Android Planet by John Rankine
9 Rogue Planet by E.C. Tubb
10 Earthfall by E.C. Tubb

Dobson Books Ltd

(6 hardback titles based on Yr 1;

14.5 x 22 cm; Jacket designs feature black & white photos with coloured abstract graphics, designed by Richard Weaver.

Dobson books back cover

The back covers feature the list of Dobson science fiction books

Title Cover
1 Breakaway by E.C. Tubb Eagle & small Moon Dobson books
2 Moon Odyssey by John Rankine large Moon, astronauts at desks Dobson books
3 The Space Guardians by Brian Ball Eagle, Zantor's face Dobson books
4 Collision Course by E.C. Tubb large Moon, Koenig screaming Dobson books
5 Lunar Attack by John Rankine Eagle & Satazius, explosion on lunar surface Dobson books
6 Astral Quest by John Rankine Koenig, abstract designs Dobson books

Arthur Barker Ltd (Weidenfield (Publications) Ltd)

(3 hardback titles based on Yr 1; )

14.5 x 22 cm; Jackets feature non-series logo over black & white photo (two of the three are Year 2 publicity shots).
Back cover has a description of another book "in the same series" (Alien Seed has Android Planet, Android Planet has Alien Seed, Rogue Planet has both Alien Seed and Android Planet))

Title Cover
Alien Seed by E.C. Tubb Koenig, Helena & Maya before Command Centre doors;
blue background
Alien Seed
Android Planet by John Rankine Koenig holds Helena behind him;
purple background
Android Planet
Rogue Planet by E.C. Tubb Astronauts cross lunar surface;
red background
Rogue Planet

Star (Wyndham Publications (W H Allen & Co) Ltd)

5 paperback titles based on Yr 2; with 8 page b/w photo section.

11 x 18 cm; Cover features non-series logo design with banner "Stunning New Series", over an actor photo. One photo, "Mind-Breaks Of Space", depicts Maya in a scene from The Taybor, an episode not novelised in the series.

Title Cover
1 Planets Of Peril by Michael Butterworth Star cover
2 Mind-Breaks Of Space by Michael Butterworth & J. Jeff Jones
3 The Space-Jackers by Michael Butterworth Star cover -thanks James Poll Star back cover -thanks James Poll
4 The Psychomorph by Michael Butterworth
5 The Time Fighters by Michael Butterworth

Some images thanks to James Poll

Allan Wingate

Hardback editions of Star titles, without photo section.

Allan Wingate and Star

The Allan Wingate hardback (left) have the same cover as Star title (right), with slight differences in cropping.

Title Cover
1 Planets Of Peril by Michael Butterworth Allan Wingate
2 Mind-Breaks Of Space by Michael Butterworth & J. Jeff Jones Robot Maya's head (as paperback)