DOC­TOR WHO: THE WHONIVERSE

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Reviews -

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.

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