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.

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).

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.

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

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.

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

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
Factual books which don't belong in any of the above 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 #27: The Face of Evil
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Range:The Black Archive books
Released:9 January 2019
By:Thomas Rodebaugh
ISBN:978-1-909031-81-4
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(Book)The Black Archive #28: Love & Monsters
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Released:1 February 2019
By:Niki Haringsma
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(Book)The Black Archive #29: The Impossible Astronaut / Day of the Moon
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Range:The Black Archive books
Released:1 March 2019
By:John Toon
ISBN:978-1-909031-84-5
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(Book)AHistory: Fourth Edition Vol. 3 (US 4th edition volume 3 paperback edition)
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:12 March 2019
By:Lance Parkin
ISBN:978-1-935234-24-1
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(Book)Bookwyrm Volume 1: The New Adventures 1991-1997
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Released:18 March 2019
By:Anthony Wilson & Robert Smith?
ISBN:978-0-9882210-6-2
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(Book)The Black Archive #30: The Dalek Invasion of Earth
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Range:The Black Archive books
Released:1 April 2019
By:Jonathan Morris
ISBN:978-1-909031-85-2
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(Book)About Time 9: 2008-2009
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Range:About Time
Released:23 April 2019
By:Tat Wood & Dorothy Ail
ISBN:978-1-935234-20-3
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(Book)The Black Archive #31: Warriors' Gate
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Range:The Black Archive books
Released:1 May 2019
By:Frank Collins
ISBN:978-1-909031-86-9
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(Book)One More Lifetime: A You and Who Miscellany
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Range:You and Who books
Released:24 May 2019
By:Dan Barratt (ed.)
ISBN:978-1-09-794473-6
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(Book)The Black Archive #32: The Romans
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Range:The Black Archive books
Released:1 June 2019
By:Jacob Edwards
ISBN:978-1-909031-87-6
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(Book)Doctor Who: A British Alien? (UK paperback edition)
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:4 June 2019
By:Danny Nicol
ISBN:978-3-319-88113-3
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(Book)The Brigadier: Declassified
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:7 June 2019
By:Andy Frankham-Allen (ed.)
ISBN:Unknown
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(Book)Target Trawl
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:22 June 2019
By:Nick Mellish
ISBN:978-0-9953195-5-4
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(Book)Time's Mosaic 6: Colin Baker
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Range:Time's Mosaic books
Released:27 June 2019
By:Finn Clark
ISBN:978-1-909031-90-6
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(Book)The Black Archive #33: Horror of Fang Rock
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Range:The Black Archive books
Released:1 July 2019
By:Matthew Guerrieri
ISBN:978-1-909031-89-0
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(Book)TARDIS Eruditorum: Volume 4 - Tom Baker and the Hinchcliffe Years
(US 2nd paperback edition)
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Released:7 July 2019
By:Elizabeth Sandifer
ISBN:978-1-0784-8066-6
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(Book)The Inner World of Doctor Who: Psychoanalytic Reflections in Time and Space
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:10 July 2019
By:Iain MacRury & Michael Rustin
ISBN:978-0-367-10243-2
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(Book)The Black Archive #34: Battlefield
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Range:The Black Archive books
Released:8 August 2019
By:Philip Purser-Hallard
ISBN:978-1-909031-88-3
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(Book)The Black Archive #35: Timelash
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Range:The Black Archive books
Released:28 August 2019
By:Phil Pascoe
ISBN:978-1-909031-10-4
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(Book)Sheffield Steel: Essays on the Thirteenth Doctor
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:17 September 2019
By:Sam Maleski
ISBN:978-1-0831-0347-5
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(Book)The Doctor Who Exhibitions Guide
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:September 2019 (Date unconfirmed)
By:Bedwyr Gullidge
ISBN:Unknown
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(Book)The Black Archive #36: Listen
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Range:The Black Archive books
Released:1 October 2019
By:Dewi Small
ISBN:Unknown
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(Book)TARDIS Eruditorum: Volume 7 - The Sylvester McCoy Years
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Range:TARDIS Eruditorum books
Released:October 2019 (Date unconfirmed)
By:Elizabeth Sandifer
ISBN:Unknown
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(Book)What is the Story of Doctor Who? (UK paperback edition)
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:15 October 2019
By:Gabriel P. Cooper
ISBN:978-1-5247-9106-3
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(Book)What is the Story of Doctor Who? (UK hardback edition)
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:15 October 2019
By:Gabriel P. Cooper
ISBN:978-1-5247-9107-0
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(Book)Lost in Time and Space: An Unofficial Guide to the Uncharted Journeys of Doctor Who
(UK paperback edition)
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:October 2019 (Date unconfirmed)
By:Matthew J. Elliott
ISBN:978-1-84583-981-9
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(Book)The Black Archive #37: Kerblam!
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Released:1 November 2019
By:Naomi Jacobs & Thomas Rodebaugh
ISBN:Unknown
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(Book)The Black Archive #38: The Underwater Menace
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Released:1 December 2019
By:James Cooray Smith
ISBN:Unknown
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(Book)About Time 4: 1975-1979 (US 2nd paperback edition)
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Range:About Time
Released:December 2019 (Date unconfirmed)
By:Lawrence Miles & Tat Wood
ISBN:Unknown
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(Book)The 500 Year Diary: Volume Two (1973-1983)
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:December 2019 (Date unconfirmed)
By:Paul Castle
ISBN:Unknown
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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:December 2019 (Date unconfirmed)
By:Ivan Phillips
ISBN:978-1-78453-267-3
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(Book)Who's Playing Who?
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:December 2019 (Date unconfirmed)
By:Barnaby Eaton-Jones
ISBN:Unknown
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(Book)The Annual Years II
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:December 2019 (Date unconfirmed)
By:Unknown
ISBN:Unknown
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(Book)Regenerating Doctor Who: Fan Reception and Evaluation
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:December 2019 (Date unconfirmed)
By:Paul Booth
ISBN:978-1-78831-406-0
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(Book)Design for Doctor Who: Worldbuilding and Visual Style
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:December 2019 (Date unconfirmed)
By:Piers D. Britton
ISBN:978-1-78831-396-4
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(Book)The Black Archive #39: The Sound of Drums / Last of the Time Lords
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Range:The Black Archive books
Released:1 January 2020
By:James Mortimer
ISBN:Unknown
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Other Forthcoming Releases:
Title:Range:By:Released:
The Black Archive #40: The SiluriansThe Black Archive booksRobert Smith?February 2020 
The Black Archive #41: Vengeance on VarosThe Black Archive booksJonathan DennisMarch 2020 
Who Is The Doctor 2Miscellaneous factual booksGraeme Burk & Robert Smith?March 2020 
The Black Archive #42: The Rings of AkhatenThe Black Archive booksWilliam ShawApril 2020 
The Black Archive #43: The Robots of DeathThe Black Archive booksFiona MooreMay 2020 
The Black Archive #44: The Pandorica Opens / The Big BangThe Black Archive booksPhilip BatesJune 2020 
Covers Collection: The Tenth DoctorMiscellaneous factual booksUnknownNovember 2020 (Date unconfirmed) 
Running Through Corridors: Volume 3 - The 80sRunning Through CorridorsToby Hadoke & Robert ShearmanDecember 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) 
The 500 Year Diary: Volume ThreeMiscellaneous factual booksPaul CastleDecember 2021 (Date unconfirmed) 


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