Note: Not to be confused with the 8th Doctor novel of the same name.
In that first story we learnt only that the Doctor and his granddaughter Susan had left their home planet, under something of a cloud, in a remarkable time-travelling craft called the TARDIS that looked — at least on the outside — like a police telephone box.
The Doctor and the TARDIS have remained the constant elements in a television saga that has seen many changes over the decades. As the years passed we learnt more and more about the Doctor's background, about other Time Lords, and about Gallifrey.
John Peel has researched every Doctor Who story ever shown on television to bring together all the facts about Gallifrey and the Time Lords. The result — illustrated throughout with photographs from the BBC archives — is a comprehensive guide to the foundations of the entire Doctor Who Universe, and a fascinating insight into the most comprehensive science fiction mythos that television has ever produced.
Inner dustjacket flaps read as follows:
Illustrated with photographs from the BBC television series, The Gallifrey Chronicles includes among its many chapters:
The Gallifrey Chronicles is the complete guide to the galaxy's oldest civilisation.
John Peel is a well-known authority on broadcast science fiction. His books include novelizations of the DOCTOR WHO stories The Chase and The Daleks' Masterplan, and Timewyrm: Genesys, the first original novel in the New Adventures series.