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 in-depth 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.

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).

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.

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 books
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.

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

The Neowhovian Experience books
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 #57: Vincent and the Doctor
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Range:The Black Archive books
Released:1 February 2022
By:Paul Driscoll
ISBN:978-1-913456-28-3
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(Book)Time and Spaces: A Photo Journal of Doctor Who Filming
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:1 March 2022
By:Yee Jee Tso
ISBN:Unknown
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The Who Shop
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(Book)Who: A History in Art
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:1 March 2022
By:Ken Tarling
ISBN:Unknown
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(Book)What the Fans Think: The Sarah Jane Adventures
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:1 April 2022
By:Richard Peevers, Brenda Katzeff & Bob Furnell (ed.)
ISBN:978-1-77721-083-0
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(Book)The Black Archive #58: The Talons of Weng-Chiang
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Range:The Black Archive books
Released:4 April 2022
By:Dale Smith
ISBN:978-1-913456-30-6
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(Book)The John Nathan-Turner Doctor Who Production Diary 1979-1990
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:13 May 2022
By:Richard Molesworth
ISBN:978-1-84583-199-8
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(Book)The Black Archive #59: Kill The Moon
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Range:The Black Archive books
Released:1 June 2022
By:Darren Mooney
ISBN:978-1-913456-32-0
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(Book)Pets in Time
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:10 June 2022
By:Unknown
ISBN:Unknown
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(Book)The Invisible Artist
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:30 June 2022
By:Jeff Cummins
ISBN:978-1-915439-02-4
Rating:None
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(Book)Timeslides: The Doctor Who Artwork of Colin Howard
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:July 2022 (Date unconfirmed)
By:Colin Howard
ISBN:Unknown
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(Book)Timeslides: The Doctor Who Artwork of Colin Howard
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:July 2022 (Date unconfirmed)
By:Colin Howard
ISBN:Unknown
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(Book)The Invisible Artist
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:July 2022 (Date unconfirmed)
By:Jeff Cummins
ISBN:Unknown
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(Book)The Black Archive #60: The Sun Makers
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Range:The Black Archive books
Released:1 August 2022
By:Lewis Baston
ISBN:Unknown
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(Book)Time's Mosaic 3: Jon Pertwee, BBV and Reeltime
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Range:Time's Mosaic books
Released:8 August 2022
By:Finn Clark
ISBN:Unknown
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(Book)Dr. Who & the Daleks: The Official Story of the Films
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:6 September 2022
By:John Walsh
ISBN:978-1-80336-018-8
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(Book)Illuminart 1: The Doctor Who Art of Andrew Skilleter
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:September 2022 (Date unconfirmed)
By:Andrew Skilleter
ISBN:Unknown
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(Book)Illuminart 1: The Gold Edition
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:September 2022 (Date unconfirmed)
By:Andrew Skilleter
ISBN:Unknown
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(Book)The Black Archive #61: Paradise Towers
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Range:The Black Archive books
Released:3 October 2022
By:John Toon
ISBN:Unknown
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(Book)A Short History of Everyone: The Ultimate Guide to Monsters, Humans and Time Lords
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:20 October 2022
By:Unknown
ISBN:978-1-4059-5232-3
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(Book)A World of Demons: The Villains of Doctor Who
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Range:Miscellaneous factual books
Released:8 November 2022
By:David Bushman & Barnaby Edwards (ed.)
ISBN:978-1-949024-37-1
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Other Forthcoming Releases:
Title:Range:By:Released:
Outside In Regenerates: 160 New New Perspectives on 160 Classic Doctor Who Stories by 160 WritersOutside In booksStacey Smith? (ed.)November 2022 
The Black Archive #62: KindaThe Black Archive booksFrank CollinsDecember 2022 
About Time 4: 1975-1979About TimeLawrence Miles & Tat WoodDecember 2022 (Date unconfirmed) 
Who's Playing Who?Miscellaneous factual booksBarnaby Eaton-JonesDecember 2022 (Date unconfirmed) 
The Comic Strip Companion 2 - The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Doctor Who in Comics: 1979 - 1990Miscellaneous factual booksPaul ScoonesDecember 2022 (Date unconfirmed) 
Across Space and Time: An Unofficial Doctor Who CompanionMiscellaneous factual booksTony CrossDecember 2022 (Date unconfirmed) 
The Black Archive #63: FluxThe Black Archive booksUnknownFebruary 2023 
Back to the Eleventh Hour: Revisiting the Matt Smith YearsMiscellaneous factual booksChrista MactíreJune 2023 (Date unconfirmed) 
Illuminart 2: The Doctor Who Art of Andrew SkilleterMiscellaneous factual booksUnknownJune 2023 (Date unconfirmed) 
The Daily Doctor: 365¼ Whoniversal Meditations on Life and How to Live ItMiscellaneous factual booksSteve TribeSeptember 2023 
The Black Archive: Mawdryn UndeadThe Black Archive booksKara DennisonDecember 2023 (Date unconfirmed) 
Running Through Corridors: Volume 3 - The 80sRunning Through CorridorsToby Hadoke & Robert ShearmanDecember 2023 (Date unconfirmed) 
The 500 Year Diary: Volume Two (1973-1983)Miscellaneous factual booksPaul CastleDecember 2023 (Date unconfirmed) 
Bookwyrm Volume 2: The Eighth Doctor Adventures 1997-2005Miscellaneous factual booksAnthony Wilson & Stacey Smith?December 2023 (Date unconfirmed) 
The Black Archive: The Pirate PlanetThe Black Archive booksLance ParkinDecember 2024 (Date unconfirmed) 
The Black Archive: The Twin DilemmaThe Black Archive booksGordon RidoutDecember 2024 (Date unconfirmed) 
The Black Archive: The Unquiet DeadThe Black Archive booksUnknownDecember 2024 (Date unconfirmed) 
The Black Archive: The Tenth PlanetThe Black Archive booksMichael SeelyDecember 2024 (Date unconfirmed) 


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