The Black Archive #10: Scream of the Shalka

No. 10 of 66 in the The Black Archive books series
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By:Jon Arnold
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Released:  February 2017
Publisher:  Obverse Books
Format: paperback
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Note:  A print-on-demand edition (linked via the Lulu logo above) was released in March 2017 to allow Australia/NZ readers to order the book with much cheaper postage costs. It is identical to the original version, except for having a glossy cover instead of the original’s matt cover.

Cover blurb:
‘I do love a nice old-fashioned invasion.’

Intended as the first in a series of online animated dramas, Scream of the Shalka (2003) was the first attempt to redefine Doctor Who for the 21st century. Following a traditional narrative formula, it rethinks the Doctor, the companion and the Master in ways that anticipate the later revived series. A victim of timing as much as of its own flaws, it remains a fascinating glimpse into an alternative vision for Doctor Who.

Jon Arnold wrote The Black Archive #1: Rose.

This book includes the previously unpublished storyline for Simon Clark’s sequel, ‘Blood of the Robots’.

Book-length looks at single Doctor Who stories from 1963 to the present day

“A grandly ambitious thing to attempt with something as exhaustively detailed as (Who). But they actually manage it. Treat your bookshelf."
—Doctor Who Magazine

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