DOCTOR WHO: THE WHONIVERSE
released OUT NOW! 320 pages | Hardback
Authors George Mann, Justin richards
Publisher BBC Books
This one’s ambitious – a book charting the total history of the Doctor Who universe, from the Big Bang to the end of time. That’s 53 years of TV and untold billions of years of fictional reality. Whew.
The trot through the Doctor’s adventures is brisk to the point of remorselessness but it’s fun seeing how the authors tie all the strands of chronology together.
There are some wonderful, impressionistic illustrations – some concept art for the revived series, some new paintings of old series monsters. We particularly love a painting of the Cyber-King stomping through Victorian London.
The book fudges the UNIT dating controversy (“the later years of the 20th century”). Wusses!
Squishy vinyl cover. Nice.