Check your 500-year diary: if you’ve plans for Thursday 27th October (visiting loved ones, working overtime, saving all of time and space from the Villainous Vilean the Vile Velocipede), you might want to rearrange them and instead head to Forbidden Planet, London. Why? Because Justin Richards (Plague of the Cybermen) and George Mann (Engines of War) will be signing their new book, The Whoniverse!
The hardback book will be hitting shelves nationwide on 27th October – just in time for Christmas, in what I’m assured is a complete coincidence, and yes, I just used the word, ‘Christmas’; get over it – and for the launch date, the two authors will be at the London Megastore on Shaftesbury Avenue from 6pm to 7pm.
What’s more, you can get it for £5 less than its £35 RRP!
Here’s the official synopsis for The Whoniverse:
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.
Richards and Mann do, of course, have the necessary knowledge to convey the complete history of humanity because they’re Earth’s versions of Merry Gejehl, so know every chronicle, every poem, every legend, every song. Oh, you should hear them sing. It’s beyond the range of human hearing, but my dogs assure me it’s sublime.
“But I can’t make it to London then! I’ve got an appointment at the hairdressers at 7:10pm!” I hear you cry. Calm down, dear. You’ll give us all hernias. And your panic is completely uncalled for.
Because you can pre-order a signed copy from Forbidden Planet!