The Stuff of Nightmares starts with a bang. Quite literally. The latest in a spate of bombings to hit London narrowly misses Doctor Watson and throws the reader like a rag doll into James Lovegrove's adventure.
There comes a point while reading Apocalypse Now Now - and it's roughly the halfway point – when you're presented with a scene of such graphic and perverted gruesomeness that you actually feel you brain trying to shut down in order to save itself from having to picture what's on the page.
Representing the Davision era in this anniversary collection of Doctor Who novel reissues, ‘Fear of the Dark’ brings the Doctor, Nyssa and Tegan to a barren moon orbiting the dead word of Akoshemon in the year 2382.
Do you remember Varnax? Or the Doctor’s best friend Gonjii? How about the battle with Scratchman or the time he stopped Mandrake’s audacious plan to gain a new regeneration cycle? What about the genocidal androids of Krikkit or the time that Amelia Earhart travelled in the TARDIS?
‘The Leisure Hive’ opened Tom Baker’s final season and was the first full Doctor Who story of the 1980s.
July brings us to the Seventh Doctor in this series of anniversary audios and ‘Shockwave’ delivers the TARDIS to a planet on the literal edge of destruction.
The 23rd of November 1963 holds particular significance for Doctor Who fans as the date of its first transmission. The previous day is etched into history, far more significantly, by the assassination of American President John F. Kennedy and this globally resonant event frequently comes up when discussing the start of the show.
‘The Festival of Death’ is a highly ambitious tale for the Fourth Doctor and represents Tom Baker’s take on the Time Lord for BBC Books' 50th Anniversary Collection.
The wonderful thing about the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary is the upsurge in unofficial publications.
Companions by Andy Frankham-Allen takes an in-depth look at the brave souls who have battled at the Doctor's side, endured the excitement of time travel and crucially, asked the questions on our behalf.
Pacific Rim: Man, Machines & Monsters delves into the production design of Guillermo del Toro’s epic new movie with lots of exclusive content not usually seen in a book of this type.