Cybermen
 

No. 26 of 306 in the Miscellaneous factual books series
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By:David Banks & Andrew Skilleter
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Editions:  UK (hardback) | UK (deluxe hardback) | UK (paperback)
Note:Factual book best described as "everything you want to know about Cybermen but might have been afraid to ask".

Cover image for Cybermen
Edition: UK (hardback)
Released:  November 1988
Publisher:  Who Dares
ISBN:None
Format: hardback
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Cover blurb:
"There are some corners of the Universe which have bred the most terrible things. Things which act against everything we believe in.
They must be fought."

So speaks the Doctor of one of his most daunting enemies. And for more than two decades — in many gripping TV adventures — he has fought them. They are beings dedicated only to survival. Human once, they are now more machine than man — creatures motivated by logic and devoid of emotion. They call themselves the Cybermen.

An exciting celebration of these most popular of Doctor Who monsters, Cybermen is arranged in four self-contained sections:

CONCEPT
How Frankenstein and Dan Dare, cybernetics and spare-part surgery, came together in the minds of two men to create the Cyberman myth.

ARCHIVE
An epic History of the Cybermen and their encounters with the Doctor told as never before from the viewpoint of an imaginary alien race — the ArcHivists. All the facts and the many theories woven together through inspired speculation and dramatic illustration. A mindgame and a visual feast.

PROGRAM
The fullest account yet of the making of the TV programmes. Producers, Directors, Actors, Designers and Writers — many for the first time ever — recall in their own words the changing shape of Cybermen. Includes previously unpublished photographs, and the shape of Cybermen to come...?

DATALOG
The story that never made it to the screen — Genesis of the Cybermen by Gerry Davis. Technical credits and cast lists. Details of novelisations, merchandise and the comic strips.

Introduced by GERRY DAVIS — co-creator of the Cybermen. Written by DAVID BANKS — the Cyberleader himself — with additional material by ADRIAN RIGELSFORD. Illustrated by ANDREW SKILLETER and guest artists.

• 144 large-format pages, packed with illustrations, many in full colour.

Here at last is everything you want to know about Cybermen but might have been afraid to ask!

"EXCELLENT!"

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Edition: UK (deluxe hardback)
Released:  November 1988
Publisher:  Who Dares
ISBN:None
Format: hardback
Owned:
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Note:  Titled the "Specialist Collector's Limited Edition". Only 75 copies were produced, all signed by David Banks and Andrew Skilleter, plus Cathy Robert of Delta Design who individually bound each book. It came encased in a plain black slipcase, with the book within bound in a silver-effect cover.

Cover blurb:
None.

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Edition: UK (paperback)
Released:  September 1990
Publisher:  Virgin
ISBN:0-352-32738-3
Format: paperback
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New:  CDN$ 83.24
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Note:  This paperback reprint actually displays two different ISBNs, the number above on the outside cover & barcode, but 1-85227-338-0 on the inside cover.

Cover blurb:
Same as hardback edition.


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