Out Now: TARDIS Type 40 Instruction Manual

Ever wondered how the Time Lords’ incredible time-space ships work? Some secrets will naturally be forever held in the vaults on Gallifrey, but with the latest release from BBC Books, we’re getting ever-closer to finding out how to pilot a Type 40 time capsule – specifically the Doctor’s!

The TARDIS Type 40 Instruction Manual looks at every main incarnation of the TARDIS, detailing the exterior designs and interiors – well, partly, at least covering the console rooms. Here’s the blurb:

Governed by Time Lord technology, the TARDIS Type 40 is the most powerful craft in the universe and this comprehensive fully illustrated manual holds the key to its operation.

The appearance of the Doctor’s TARDIS, both inside and out, has changed many times over the years, and this manual features every incarnation – including the latest version for the Thirteenth Doctor. The manual covers the console with fully labelled detailed schematic diagrams for each function, the ship’s famous chameleon circuit, as well as floorplans, specifics of dematerialisation, the use of force fields and tractor beams and much more.

Complete with case studies of the wonder-craft in action, taken from the TARDIS’s many trips through space and time, this manual is an essential guide to the wonders of the Whoniverse.

Written by Richard Atkinson and the Model Unit’s Mike Tucker, this Instruction Manual also features plenty of illustrations by Gavin Rymill, whose 3D renderings you may recognise from Doctor Who Magazine.

The TARDIS Type 40 Instruction Manual is out now, with an RRP of £14.99.