Peel, John

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(1954-    ) UK television scriptwriter and author, resident for some time in the US, who has also written under the House Name Nicholas Adams, Rick North and John Vincent. He is mostly noted for his influential Doctor Who Ties, beginning with Doctor Who: The Chase (1989), often featuring Daleks; he has also published prolifically in Files Magazine contributing a number of Doctor Who special Spotlight issues. Other tied sequences include several contributions to the Star Trek universe, beginning with Star Trek: The Next Generation #28: Here There Be Dragons (1993); to the Outer Limits universe, beginning with Outer Limits #1: The Zanti Misfits (1997); and some single contributions to other tied enterprises, like The Avengers: Too Many Targets (1990) with Dave Rogers (see The Avengers). Untied series include the Shockerssequence beginning with Shockers: Alien Prey (1993) and ending with Dead End (1994); the Fear the Year 2099 sequence beginning with 2099: Doomsday (1999) and ending with 2099: Firestorm (2000); and the Diadem sequence of fantasies for Young Adult readers beginning with Diadem #1: Book of Names (1997; vt Diadem: Worlds of Magic: Book of Names 2004) and ending with Diadem: Worlds of Magic: Book of Doom (2006).

Peel's fiction singletons are mostly horror, like Talons (1993) and Poison (2004). His nonfiction includes more than one undemanding series of companions to Lost in Space, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and others. [JC]

John Ronald Peel

born Nottingham, Nottinghamshire: 1954

died

works

series

Shockers

Diadem

Tombstones

  • Dances with Werewolves (New York: Pocket Books/Archway, 1995) [Tombstones: pb/Bill Schmidt]
  • The Last Drop (New York: Pocket Books/Archway, 1995) [Tombstones: pb/Bill Schmidt]

Fear the Year 2099

The Magical States of America

  • Suddenly Twins! (New York: Pocket Books/Minstrel, 2001) [The Magical States of America: pb/John Gurney]
  • Twice the Trouble (New York: Pocket Books/Minstrel, 2001) [The Magical States of America: pb/John Gurney]
  • Double Disaster! (New York: Pocket Books/Minstrel, 2002) [The Magical States of America: pb/John Gurney]

individual titles

  • Uptime, Downtime (New York: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1992) [hb/Ellen Thompson]
  • Talons (New York: Pocket Books/Archway, 1993) [pb/Lisa Falkenstern]
  • Shattered (New York: Pocket Books/Archway, 1993) [pb/Lisa Falkenstern]
  • Poison (New York: Pocket Books/Archway, 1994) [pb/Lee MacLeod]
  • Maniac (New York: Pocket Books/Archway, 1995) [pb/Gerber Studio]

tied series

Doctor Who

Doctor Who: Missing Adventures

Doctor Who: New Adventures

Doctor Who: 8th Doctor

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

The Outer Limits

Secret World of Alex Mack

individual tied titles

individual titles

Although Nicholas Adams is a House Name first created for the Horror High series, Peel's horror novels under this name are standalones and not Ties.

  • I O U (New York: HarperPaperbacks, 1991) as by Nicholas Adams [pb/]
  • Santa Claws (New York: HarperPaperbacks, 1991) as by Nicholas Adams [pb/]
  • Horrorscope (New York: HarperPaperbacks, 1992) as by Nicholas Adams [pb/]

nonfiction (highly selected)

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