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)Kklak! - The Doctor Who Art of Chris Achilléos
(UK hardback edition)
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Released:22 January 2021
By:Chris Achilléos
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(Book)The Science of Doctor Who: The Scientific Facts Behind the Time Warps and Space Travels of the Doctor
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:26 January 2021
By:Mark Brake
ISBN:978-1-5107-5786-8
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(Book)The Dalek Fan Film Invasion! The Making of Doctor Who - Project: Fifty
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:6 February 2021
By:Bryan McCormack
ISBN:979-8-7054-2078-0
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(Book)The Black Archive #51: Earthshock
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Range:The Black Archive books
Released:8 February 2021
By:Brian J. Robb
ISBN:978-1-913456-13-9
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(Book)Script Doctor: The Inside Story of Doctor Who 1986-1989
(UK 3rd paperback edition)
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Released:8 February 2021
By:Andrew Cartmel
ISBN:978-1-908630-68-1
Rating: 6
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(Book)Doctor Who and Science: Essays on Ideas, Identities and Ideologies in the Series
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:16 February 2021
By:Marcus K. Harmes & Lindy A. Orthia (ed.)
ISBN:978-1-4766-8112-2
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(Book)Dalek Mark III Travel Machine Combat Training Manual
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Released:18 February 2021
By:Mike Tucker
ISBN:978-1-78594-532-8
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(Book)Watching Doctor Who: Fan Reception & Evaluation
(UK paperback edition)
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:25 February 2021
By:Paul Booth & Craig Owen Jones
ISBN:978-1-350-18563-0
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(Book)Back to the Vortex - The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Doctor Who 2005
(UK 2nd paperback edition)
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Range:Telos new series guides
Released:27 February 2021
By:J. Shaun Lyon
ISBN:978-1-84583-174-5
Rating: 6.4
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(Book)Second Flight: The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Doctor Who 2006
(UK 2nd paperback edition)
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Range:Telos new series guides
Released:27 February 2021
By:J. Shaun Lyon
ISBN:978-1-84583-175-2
Rating: 5
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(Book)Third Dimension - The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Doctor Who 2007
(UK 2nd paperback edition)
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Range:Telos new series guides
Released:27 February 2021
By:Stephen James Walker
ISBN:978-1-84583-176-9
Rating: 6.5
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(Book)Monsters Within - The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Doctor Who 2008
(UK paperback edition)
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Range:Telos new series guides
Released:27 February 2021
By:Stephen James Walker
ISBN:978-1-84583-177-6
Rating: 5.5
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(Book)End of Ten - The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Doctor Who 2009
(UK 2nd paperback edition)
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Range:Telos new series guides
Released:27 February 2021
By:Stephen James Walker
ISBN:978-1-84583-178-3
Rating: 6.8
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(Book)Cracks in Time: The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Doctor Who 2010
(UK 2nd paperback edition)
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Range:Telos new series guides
Released:27 February 2021
By:Stephen James Walker
ISBN:978-1-84583-179-0
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(Book)River's Run - The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Doctor Who 2011
(UK 2nd paperback edition)
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Range:Telos new series guides
Released:27 February 2021
By:Stephen James Walker
ISBN:978-1-84583-180-6
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(Book)Time of the Doctor: The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Doctor Who 2012-2013
(UK 2nd paperback edition)
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Range:Telos new series guides
Released:27 February 2021
By:Stephen James Walker
ISBN:978-1-84583-943-7
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(Book)The Target Book: A History of the Target Doctor Who Books
(UK 2nd paperback edition)
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:3 March 2021
By:David J. Howe
ISBN:978-1-84583-184-4
Rating: 8.9
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(Book)The Black Archive #52: The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos
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Range:The Black Archive books
Released:1 April 2021
By:James F. McGrath
ISBN:978-1-913456-14-6
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(Book)100 Objects of Dr Who
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:7 April 2021
By:Philip Bates
ISBN:978-1-913637-48-4
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(Book)The Black Archive #53: The Hand of Fear
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Range:The Black Archive books
Released:1 June 2021
By:Simon Bucher-Jones
ISBN:Unknown
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(Book)Design for Doctor Who (UK paperback edition)
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:17 June 2021
By:Piers D. Britton
ISBN:978-1-4729-8415-9
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(Book)Design for Doctor Who (UK hardback edition)
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:17 June 2021
By:Piers D. Britton
ISBN:978-1-350-11687-0
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(Book)Who's Playing Who?
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:June 2021 (Date unconfirmed)
By:Barnaby Eaton-Jones
ISBN:Unknown
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(Book)The Binge Watcher's Guide - Doctor Who: A History of Doctor Who and the First Female Doctor
(US hardback edition)
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:June 2021 (Date unconfirmed)
By:Mackenzie Flohr
ISBN:978-1-62601-525-8
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(Book)The Black Archive #54: Dalek
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Range:The Black Archive books
Released:1 August 2021
By:Billy Seguire
ISBN:Unknown
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(Book)Doctor Who Atlas: Journey Through the Worlds of the Doctor
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:2 September 2021
By:Unknown
ISBN:978-1-4059-4649-0
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Other Forthcoming Releases:
Title:Range:By:Released:
The Trip of a LifetimeMiscellaneous factual booksEdward RussellSeptember 2021 (Date unconfirmed) 
The Black Archive #55: Invasion of the DinosaursThe Black Archive booksJon ArnoldOctober 2021 
New DawnMiscellaneous factual booksBrigid Cherry, Matt Hills & Andrew O'Day (ed.)October 2021 
The Black Archive #56: The Haunting of Villa DiodatiThe Black Archive booksPhilip Purser-HallardDecember 2021 
The Who AdventuresMiscellaneous factual booksDavid J. HoweDecember 2021 (Date unconfirmed) 
About Time 4: 1975-1979About TimeLawrence Miles & Tat WoodDecember 2021 (Date unconfirmed) 
The 500 Year Diary: Volume Two (1973-1983)Miscellaneous factual booksPaul CastleDecember 2021 (Date unconfirmed) 
Bookwyrm Volume 2Miscellaneous factual booksAnthony Wilson & Stacey Smith?December 2021 (Date unconfirmed) 
The Comic Strip Companion 2Miscellaneous factual booksPaul ScoonesDecember 2021 (Date unconfirmed) 
Back to the Eleventh Hour: Revisiting the Matt Smith YearsMiscellaneous factual booksChrista MactíreDecember 2021 (Date unconfirmed) 
Outside In RegeneratesOutside InStacey Smith? (ed.)November 2022 
The Black Archive: The Pirate PlanetThe Black Archive booksLance ParkinDecember 2022 (Date unconfirmed) 
The Black Archive: The Twin DilemmaThe Black Archive booksGordon RidoutDecember 2022 (Date unconfirmed) 
The Black Archive: The Unquiet DeadThe Black Archive booksErin HorákováDecember 2022 (Date unconfirmed) 
The Black Archive: The Tenth PlanetThe Black Archive booksMichael SeelyDecember 2022 (Date unconfirmed) 
Running Through Corridors: Volume 3 - The 80sRunning Through CorridorsToby Hadoke & Robert ShearmanDecember 2022 (Date unconfirmed) 


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