BBC Books has announced The Whoniverse, a history of humanity, the Earth, and the various creatures that have threatened our existence – but which have fortunately been thwarted by a certain Time Lord…
Written by Justin Richards (The Deviant Strain) and George Mann (Engines of War), the hardback book is a huge 320 pages and features an array of great illustrations too.
Here’s the official synopsis, which takes us from The Runaway Bride to The Tenth Planet, City of Death to The Angels Take Manhattan:
The Whoniverse is a never-before-seen history of the Human Race – from the formation of Earth round the Racnoss eggs, and the creation of life by the destruction of the last Jagaroth spaceship, through to the eventual expansion of the sun and end of the world and beyond – to New Earth, and Utopia…
Along the way, The Whoniverse also explores the untold histories of other planets and other lifeforms as they have interacted with humanity. We examine the Daleks and Cybermen, the Time Lords and the Sontarans, the Ice Warriors, Silurians, Weeping Angels, and many many more… We visit Gallifrey and Skaro, Mondas and Telos, Mars and Sontar, to explore how their histories have coincided with the Time Lords, and with our own.
With full-colour illustrations, maps, charts and photography throughout, The Whoniverse is a dramatic retelling of the uprisings, wars and battles that formed Doctor Who’s universe, and an astonishing compendium of the races that live within it. It is the definitive, essential companion to this universe, and any other.
We gather this weighty tome is on similar lines as last year’s Doctor Who: Impossible Worlds and The Time Lord Letters, a cert for many-a-Christmas list.
So that’s it then: BBC Books’ latest venture is to explore the entirety of the Doctor Who universe. Nothing to it, eh?
The Whoniverse is out on 27th October, with an RRP of £35. You can already pre-order it for just over £20 however!