Here are details and cover illustrations for several Doctor Who-related books being released throughout the remainder of 2006, including our second interview collection Talkback edited by Stephen James Walker, the 2006 update to the Doctor Who collectors’ guide Howe’s Transcendental Toybox by Arnold T Blumberg and David Howe, and the follow-up book to the 2005 best-seller, Second Flight: Back To The Vortex 2 by J Shaun Lyon (editor of Outpost Gallifrey), the unofficial guide to the second series ofDoctor Who. Also included are details of The Sideways Door by RJ Carter and Troy Riser, one of the final installments of our “Time Hunter” series which was spun off of our Doctor Who novella series two years ago.
Details on each of the books are below; click on each thumbnail for a larger version of the cover.
Howe’s Transcendental Toybox
Update 2: The Complete Guide to 2004-2005 Doctor Who Merchandise
by David J Howe and Arnold T Blumberg
Telos Publishing presents the definitive collector’s guide toDoctor Who Merchandise. From the rare and obscure to the commonplace and disposable, every facet of Doctor Who’s penetration into the marketplace is detailed. The book coversDoctor Who merchandise released world wide, including items released in America, France, Portugal, Canada, Hungary and Australia as well as the many UK-produced items. Howe’s Transcendental Toybox is both a fascinating tour through the many ways that Doctor Who has been presented over the years and an entertaining guide to the world of Doctor Who collecting. Featuring: Product descriptions; Black and white photographs of the majority of items; Tips for collectors, both new and experienced; Market Information. This new update volume covers all the items released in 2004 and 2005 – including the first batch of items to tie in with the new 2005 series starring Christopher Eccleston as the Doctor – and also contains updates to the main book, as well as reports and comments from both the people who produce the merchandise and the people who sell it.
Talkback: The Unofficial and Unauthorized Doctor Who Interview Book
Volume Two: The Seventies
Edited by Stephen James Walker
An incredible collection of interviews with the people behind the middle years of the BBC’s classic science fiction adventure series Doctor Who. From directors to designers, producers, story editors, writers and cast, all are featured in this latest addition to Telos’s acclaimed range of factual books about Doctor Who.
Second Flight: Back To the Vortex II
by J. Shaun Lyon
David Tennant is … the Doctor! Picking up where Back to the Vortex left off, Second Flight continues the story of the development of Doctor Who as David Tennant takes over the TARDIS from Christopher Eccleston and embarks on a 2005 Christmas special (The Christmas Invasion) as well as a second series of adventures in time and space with Rose Tyler (Billie Piper), and featuring Noel Clarke as Mickey and Camille Coduri as Jackie Tyler. Second Flight reveals the background to the series, from the announcements, to the press releases, casting calls, the highs and lows, and the return of the dreaded Cybermen as well as several other friends and foes. The book also features detailed analysis of the new adventures, facts and figures; exclusive review commentary from an international panel of writers and critics; and a special introduction by a famous name from the series’ own past.
Time Hunter: The Sideways Door
by RJ Carter and Troy Riser
Honore and Emily find themselves in a parallel timestream where their alternate selves think nothing of changing history to improve the quality of life – especially their own. Honore has been recently haunted by the death of his mother, an event which happened in his childhood, but now there seems to be a way to reverse that event … but at what cost? When faced with two of the most dangerous people they have ever encountered, Honore and Emily must make some decisions with far-reaching consequences.