Who Is The Doctor - The Unofficial Guide to Doctor Who The New Series
 

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By:Graeme Burk & Robert Smith?
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Editions:  paperback | large print volume 1 paperback | large print volume 2 paperback
Note:Described by the authors as "a detailed but thoroughly accessible episode guide to New Who (up to, and including series 6), written in the vein of two Classic Who guides we loved from the 1990s, The Discontinuity Guide and The Handbooks". Followed by Who Is The Doctor 2.

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Edition: paperback
When:  March 2012
Publisher:  ECW Press
ISBN:978-1-55022-984-4
Format: paperback
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Damn you, Burk and Smith?. I have just lost four hours to your blasted book. And I only meant to glance at it. It is nightmarishly more-ish. —Neil Gaiman, award-winning author of American Gods, The Sandman and Coraline

"Affectionate and incisive, this guide to all new Who has the same wit and heart as the series itself — not to mention the odd moment that may provoke a "What? What? WHAT?" — Robert Shearman, Doctor Who writer ("Dalek") and World Fantasy Award-winning author

There is something so special about Doctor Who. The show that put kids behind couches made lifelong fans of us all. This great "companion" helps us navigate the deepest levels of the amazing Russell T Davies/Stephen Moffat reimagining of one of the greatest series of all time. Who is your Doctor? — Mark Sheppard, actor (Canton Delaware III on Doctor Who)

An incisive, unpretentious, eminently readable commentary on the first seven years of new Who. The authors' easy but lively discourse makes for a thought-provoking dialectic — a joyful celebration of fan love. Unofficial episode guides don't come much more engaging than this. — Benjamin Cook, writer for Doctor Who Magazine

Doctor Who is the television program that's bigger on the inside. It's no wonder that, after five decades on the air, the Doctor, TARDIS and his enemies are icons of British culture. Who Is The Doctor is a fun and insightful guide to Doctor Who's triumphant return to television in 2005. Doctor Who experts Graeme Burk and Robert Smith? bring insights into everything about the New Series, including:

  • an in-depth assessment of every episode of the first six seasons of the New Series, examining each story's place in Doctor Who history, the characters and the ongoing story arcs, along with trivia, nitpicks and thoughtful, irreverent reviews
  • special examinations of Doctor Who history from the Classic Series
  • sidebars on the writers, creators, actors and spinoffs such as Torchwood, the theme music, the sonic screwdriver and more

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Edition: large print volume 1 paperback
When:  November 2012
Publisher:  ReadHowYouWant
ISBN:978-1-45965-043-5
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Note:  Split into two volumes for this large print edition (both editions have different ISBNs). Volume 1 covers the new series from Rose to The Fires of Pompeii, while Volume 2 covers Planet of the Ood to The Wedding of River Song. Intriguingly, customers ordering direct from the publisher can choose from 7 different font sizes — from "ordinary" 11pt to "extra large" 24pt — to cater for differing levels of eyesight. (Unsurprisingly, the books are print-on-demand) Customers ordering via Amazon & other resellers get the "standard large print" 16pt font.

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Same as standard paperback edition.

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Edition: large print volume 2 paperback
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ISBN:978-1-45965-765-6
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