Factual books
 

Over the past few decades, Doctor Who has had a vast array of non-fiction and otherwise "factual" books released. These fall into two broad categories:

  • "Real world" factual books — non-fiction in the literal sense, these include histories of the programme, behind-the-scenes production information, media studies books, etc. etc.
  • "Fictional universe" factual books — i.e. books set inside the Doctor Who universe but which act as reference books for those fictional worlds — these would include books that outline the history of the Time Lords, the Daleks, etc.
  

Factual books listed by range:

The Black Archive books
A series of book-length dissections of individual Doctor Who stories.

About Time
A series of reference books describing themselves as "the unauthorized & ambitiously definitive guide to Who".

Telos new series guides
British publisher Telos have published a series of season-by-season guides covering the entirety of the new Doctor Who series during the Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Doctor eras.

The Handbook
A series of 7 highly-esteemed reference books produced in the 1990s, covering each one of the classic series Doctors' eras in depth.

The Doctor Who Programme Guide books
Indispensable for many Who fans in the 1980s and beyond — Jean-Marc Lofficier's series of episode guides to Doctor Who.

Howe/Stammers/Walker Decade books
A trilogy of highly-acclaimed books from the 1990s by David J. Howe, Mark Stammers and Stephen James Walker, each of which covers one decade of classic Doctor Who in depth.

Doctor Who Discovers books
A series of 5 factual books for children published by Target Books in the late 1970s.

The Doctor Who Chronicles
A series of 6 books published between 1998 and 2002, each one containing a detailed episode-by-episode guide to the Hartnell and Troughton eras of the programme.

Doctor Who Production Guide books
A trilogy of reference works produced by the Doctor Who Appreciation Society in the late 1990s.

Doctor Who Files books
A series of 14 hardback books, each containing a biography of a well-known Doctor Who character or villain.

Encyclopedia of the Worlds of Doctor Who
An alphabetical guidebook to the characters, aliens and worlds of Doctor Who, published between 1987 and 1990.

Top Trumps books
Although named after the popular Top Trumps card game, this trilogy of books from 2006-2008 is actually a guide to the first four seasons of the new Doctor Who series, aimed at younger readers.

Files Magazines
A series of factual paperback books published in the US during the 1980s.

Talkback interview books
A trio of books containing interviews with various Doctor Who classic series cast and crew.

TARDIS Eruditorum books
A series of critical deconstructions of Doctor Who, adapted from the popular blog of the same name.

You and Who books
Anthologies of real-life stories and anecdotes written by Doctor Who fans, describing how and why they became fans of the programme in the first place.

Howe's Transcendental Toybox books
A series of comprehensive guides to all Doctor Who merchandise ever released, from 1963 to 2009.

Steven Moffat's Doctor Who
A series of 4 books analysing the production of the Steven Moffat era of the show (both the Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors).

I, Who books
A trilogy of books between 1999 and 2003 describing themselves as "The Unauthorized Guide to Doctor Who Novels and Audios".

Outside In
An occasional series of books from ATB Publishing, featuring an array of writers offering fresh and unusual perspectives on Doctor Who stories.

Running Through Corridors
Subtitled "Rob & Toby's marathon watch of Doctor Who", a series of books documenting the experience of Robert Shearman & Toby Hadoke as they sat though every Who episode from 1963 to 2010.

Time Unincorporated books
Subtitled "The Doctor Who Fanzine Archives", this trilogy of books from 2009-2011 reprints a selection of material from the anarchic world of Doctor Who fan-produced magazines.

Time's Mosaic books
This ongoing series of books documents an epic journey through the Whoniverse, as the author sets out to review every single Doctor Who story in every single format.

The Neowhovian Experience
A trilogy of books collecting posts from the Confessions of a Neowhovian blog, where an American fan describes her experience of watching Doctor Who for the first time.

Twitter Who books
A series of books collecting Tweet-length reviews of each classic Doctor Who story.

Miscellaneous factual books
Miscellaneous factual & reference books which don't belong in any other ranges.


Books listed by category:

Activity books
Colouring books, diaries, sticker books, cookbooks, role-playing games, and any other type of book designed for an activity other than reading.

Annuals
These slim hardback books containing a mixture of fact and fiction have been a staple of British childrens' Christmas stockings for decades.

Biographies
Biographies, autobiographies and memoirs of well-known Doctor Who cast and crew.

Factual books
Non-fiction books about Doctor Who, ranging from behind-the-scenes production information, histories of the programme, media studies books, etc. etc.

Graphic novels
A selection of original graphic novels and collections of Doctor Who Magazine comic strips republished in book form.

Humour
A wide selection of books giving a humorous slant on Doctor Who, and also a selection of unofficial comedic parodies.

Original novels
Original Doctor Who fiction novels and novellas, i.e. not based on TV episodes.

TV novelisations
Adaptations of Doctor Who TV episodes in book form.

Script books
A selection of books containing the original scripts from Doctor Who TV stories and audio dramas.

Short stories
Anthologies of short stories and short fiction related (directly or indirectly) to Doctor Who.




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(Book)The Black Archive #39: The Silurians
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Range:The Black Archive books
Released:9 January 2020
By:Robert Smith?
ISBN:978-1-913456-03-0
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(Book)The Binge Watcher's Guide - Doctor Who: A History of Doctor Who and the First Female Doctor
(US paperback edition)
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:22 January 2020
By:Mackenzie Flohr
ISBN:978-1-62601-524-1
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(Book)You On Target
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Range:You and Who books
Released:1 February 2020
By:Christopher Bryant (ed.)
ISBN:979-8-60772406-1
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(Book)Once Upon a Time Lord: The Myths and Stories of Doctor Who
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:20 February 2020
By:Ivan Phillips
ISBN:978-1-78453-267-3
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(Book)Once Upon a Time Lord: The Myths and Stories of Doctor Who
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:20 February 2020
By:Ivan Phillips
ISBN:978-1-78831-888-4
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(Book)Watching Doctor Who: Fan Reception & Evaluation
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:20 February 2020
By:Paul Booth & Craig Owen Jones
ISBN:978-1-350-11676-4
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(Book)Who Is The Doctor 2 - The Unofficial Guide to Doctor Who The Modern Series
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:17 March 2020
By:Graeme Burk & Robert Smith?
ISBN:978-1-77041-415-0
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(Book)The Black Archive #40: The Underwater Menace
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Range:The Black Archive books
Released:20 March 2020
By:James Cooray Smith
ISBN:Unknown
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(Book)The Black Archive #42: The Rings of Akhaten
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Released:20 March 2020
By:William Shaw
ISBN:Unknown
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(Book)The Black Archive #41: Vengeance on Varos
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Range:The Black Archive books
Released:15 April 2020
By:Jonathan Dennis
ISBN:Unknown
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(Book)The Binge Watcher's Guide - Doctor Who: A History of Doctor Who and the First Female Doctor
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Released:April 2020 (Date unconfirmed)
By:Mackenzie Flohr
ISBN:Unknown
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(Book)The Black Archive #43: The Robots of Death
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Range:The Black Archive books
Released:1 May 2020
By:Fiona Moore
ISBN:Unknown
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(Book)The Thirteenth Doctor's Guide (UK hardback edition)
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:28 May 2020
By:Justin Richards
ISBN:978-1-4059-4582-0
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(Book)The David Tennant Years - An Episode Guide
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:28 May 2020
By:Jamie Hailstone
ISBN:978-1-78952-066-8
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(Book)TARDIS Eruditorum: Volume 7 - The Sylvester McCoy Years
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Released:May 2020 (Date unconfirmed)
By:Elizabeth Sandifer
ISBN:Unknown
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(Book)Kklak! - The Doctor Who Art of Chris Achilléos
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:May 2020 (Date unconfirmed)
By:Chris Achilléos
ISBN:Unknown
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(Book)Kklak! - The Doctor Who Art of Chris Achilléos
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By:Chris Achilléos
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(Book)The Black Archive #44: The Pandorica Opens / The Big Bang
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Range:The Black Archive books
Released:1 June 2020
By:Philip Bates
ISBN:Unknown
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(Book)Who's Playing Who?
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:June 2020 (Date unconfirmed)
By:Barnaby Eaton-Jones
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(Book)The Doctor Who Exhibitions Guide
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:June 2020 (Date unconfirmed)
By:Bedwyr Gullidge
ISBN:Unknown
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(Book)The Black Archive #45: The Unquiet Dead
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Range:The Black Archive books
Released:1 July 2020
By:Erin Horáková
ISBN:Unknown
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(Book)The Black Archive #46: The Awakening
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Range:The Black Archive books
Released:1 August 2020
By:David Evans-Powell
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Other Forthcoming Releases:
Title:Range:By:Released:
The Black Archive #47: The Stones of BloodThe Black Archive booksKatrin ThierSeptember 2020 
The Black Archive #48: The Tenth PlanetThe Black Archive booksMichael SeelyOctober 2020 
The Monster VaultMiscellaneous factual booksPaul LangOctober 2020 
AtlasMiscellaneous factual booksUnknownOctober 2020 
The Black Archive #49: Arachnids in the UKThe Black Archive booksSam MaleskiNovember 2020 
Covers Collection: The Tenth DoctorMiscellaneous factual booksUnknownNovember 2020 (Date unconfirmed) 
The Trip of a LifetimeMiscellaneous factual booksEdward RussellNovember 2020 (Date unconfirmed) 
The Black Archive #50: The Day of the DoctorThe Black Archive booksAlasdair StuartDecember 2020 
The Black Archive #50A: The Night of the DoctorThe Black Archive booksJames Cooray SmithDecember 2020 
About Time 4: 1975-1979About TimeLawrence Miles & Tat WoodDecember 2020 (Date unconfirmed) 
The 500 Year Diary: Volume Two (1973-1983)Miscellaneous factual booksPaul CastleDecember 2020 (Date unconfirmed) 
The Black Archive: The Pirate PlanetThe Black Archive booksLance ParkinDecember 2021 (Date unconfirmed) 
The Black Archive: The Twin DilemmaThe Black Archive booksGordon RidoutDecember 2021 (Date unconfirmed) 


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