released 22 sePTember 221 pages | Hardback
Authors steve O’brien, simon Guerrier, ben morris Publisher bbC books
A Doctor Who infographics book! (Though not the first: we should give a mention to 2013 indie title Time & Space Visualiser.)
Hugely colourful, using a wide range of devices – Venn diagrams, maps, word clouds, cutesy avatars – it looks absolutely gorgeous.
Best bits: the “vital statistics” on each Doctor: ratings, catchphrase use, costumes and so on.
Frequently witty, which helps prevent things getting too dry.
Rewarding when crunching data in a way that’s revealing, like showing production credits for women, or graphing ratings against timeslot.
Stumbles occasionally with the likes of “when each letter first appeared in an episode title”. The sheer pointlessness will amuse some, but it still seems… well, pointless.