AHistory: An Unauthorized History of the Doctor Who Universe
 

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Edition: original paperback
Title:  A History of the Universe: From Before The Dawn of Time and Beyond The End of Eternity
When:  May 1996
Publisher:  Virgin
ISBN:0-426-20471-9
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At last, the complete timeline of the Doctor Who universe, from Event One to its final destruction tens of billions of years in the future.

This essential reference work reveals the full story of the Daleks, the Cybermen and the Time Lords. It also includes a comprehensive history of Earth, charting the rise of humanity from a primitive tribe on the African plains to a race of galaxy-spanning conquerors.

Every recorded event mentioned in the Doctor Who television series and the New and Missing Adventures is woven into this fascinating chronicle — with different typefaces used to distinguish the source of the information. Dates range from the obvious (the Battle of Hastings) to the obscure (the year in which Galactic Salvage and Insurance went bust) while extensive notes explain the author's reasoning and research.

Containing a wealth of behind-the-scenes information, much of it revealed here for the first time, A History of the Universe is an indispensable guide to the worlds of Doctor Who.

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Edition: 1st expanded paperback
When:  February 2006
Publisher:  Mad Norwegian Press
ISBN:0-9725959-9-6
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Note:  Retitled AHistory, this is an expanded version of the earlier book, incorporating all Who novels & audios published since 1996, plus the 2005 series.

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The Unofficial Guide to the Lives and Times of Doctor Who...

Fully revised and expanded to cover nearly five hundred stories!

Does the Doctor really have a granddaughter?

How many times have the Daleks conquered the Earth?

...and when did Bruce Springsteen become President of the USA?

The answers are here in AHistory: a complete timeline of the Doctor Who universe, starting with its inception in Event One and ending with its final destruction many billions of years in the future. The dates cited range from the obvious (the Kennedy assassination) to the obscure (the year dogs will evolve thumbs), with extensive notes offered to explain this book's reasoning and research, plus a wealth of behind-the-scenes information.

AHistory is a fully expanded and updated version of the classic A History of the Universe, which had been out of print for ten years. All told, AHistory incorporates more than four decades of the Doctor Who TV show — including the 2005 series starring Christopher Eccleston — all original Doctor Who novels up through "The Gallifrey Chronicles", all Big Finish Doctor Who audios up through "Terror Firma", all Telos Doctor Who novellas and much more. All told, this book incorporates nearly five hundred full-length Doctor Who stories into a single chronology of epic proportions.

With additional material by Lars Pearson.

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Edition: 2nd expanded paperback
When:  November 2007
Publisher:  Mad Norwegian Press
ISBN:978-0-9759446-6-0
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When did the Cybermen have an empire?

When did Captain Jack start working for Torchwood?

...and did Shakespeare really die at Bosworth Field?

Find the answers here in AHistory: a complete timeline of the Doctor Who universe, starting with its inception in Event One and ending with its final destruction many billions of years in the future. Dates cited range from the obvious (the Kennedy assassination) to the obscure (the year dogs will evolve thumbs). Extensive annotations detail the book's reasoning and research, plus a wealth of behind-the-scenes information.

This expanded second edition of AHistory includes almost half again as much material as its sold-out predecessor. For the very first time, the new AHistory includes the entire run of Doctor Who Magazine comics that have been publishing since 1979. The comics join the grand tapestry of the Doctor Who TV show (up to and including the 2007 series starring David Tennant), all original Doctor Who novels up through "Wooden Heart", all Big Finish Doctor Who audios up through "Frozen Time", all Torchwood Series 1 episodes, and much more. All told, this book incorporates more than forty years of Doctor Who into a single massive chronology of epic proportions.

Fully revised and expanded to cover nearly 800 stories

With additional material by Lars Pearson

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Edition: 3rd expanded paperback
When:  November 2012
Publisher:  Mad Norwegian Press
ISBN:978-1-935234-11-1
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Note:  Unlike the previous edition, Lars Pearson is listed as a co-author.

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WHEN WAS SARAH JANE SMITH BORN?

WHEN DID AMY POND LEARN THE ART OF PICKING HANDCUFFS?

...AND WHO CAUSED THE GREAT TULIP MANIA OF 1637?

Find the answers here in Ahistory: a complete timeline of the Doctor Who universe, starting with its inception in Event One and ending with its final destruction many billions of years in the future. Dates cited range from the obvious (the Kennedy assassination) to the obscure (the year dogs will evolve thumbs). Extensive annotations detail the book's reasoning and research, plus a wealth of behind-the-scenes information.

This expanded third edition of Ahistory includes more than half again as much material as its sold-out predecessor, and is a grand tapestry that includes the Doctor Who TV show (up to and including the 2011 series starring Matt Smith); all Torchwood stories through Series 4 (Miracle Day); all The Sarah Jane Adventures stories through Series 5; the K9 TV show; all original Doctor Who novels and novellas up through The Silent Stars Go By; all Big Finish audios up through Army of Death (#155); and the IDW and Doctor Who Magazine comics (up through "The Child of Time"). For the first time, Ahistory now incorporates many non-BBC spin-off series, including the whole of the Bernice Summerfield novels and audios, the Iris Wildthyme audios, Dalek Empire, Kaldor City and much, much more.

FULLY REVISED AND EXPANDED to cover nearly 1400 stories!

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Edition: 4th edition volume 1 paperback
Title:  AHistory: Fourth Edition Vol. 1
When:  18 September 2018
Publisher:  Mad Norwegian Press
ISBN:978-1-935234-22-7
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Note:  The 4th edition is 40% larger than the 3rd edition and hence is split into 3 separate volumes. Advance copies of Volume 1 were posted out to Patreon subscribers approximately 1 month early (mid-August).

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Edition: 4th edition volume 2 paperback
Title:  AHistory: Fourth Edition Vol. 2
When:  12 November 2018
Publisher:  Mad Norwegian Press
ISBN:978-1-935234-23-4
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Edition: 4th edition volume 3 paperback
Title:  AHistory: Fourth Edition Vol. 3
When:  12 March 2019
Publisher:  Mad Norwegian Press
ISBN:978-1-935234-24-1
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