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2019/2020 Schedule Announced for Obverse Books’ The Black Archive

Obverse Books has released the schedule for its Black Archive range, running all the way up until December 2020 – and we’re very excited!

For anyone unfamiliar with the series, The Black Archive is a range of book-length analyses of Doctor Who serials, attempting to cover every single story.

I’m personally excited to finally be able to announce that I’ll be writing The Black Archive #44 – The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, based on my favourite ever Doctor Who serial. That’s due out in June 2020, the 10th anniversary (unbelievably) of the Series 5 finale.

And there are plenty of great Archives to look forward to: looking solely at 2019, we’ve got Niki Haringsma’s Love & Monsters; Jonathan Morri’s The Dalek Invasion of EarthListen by Dewi Small; and, from Naomi Jacobs and Thomas Rodebaugh, the first analysis of a Thirteenth Doctor tale, Kerblam! – and, of course, loads more!

Then, in 2020, there’s William Shaw’s The Rings of Akhaten; Michael Seely’s The Tenth Planet; and a two-part celebration of Doctor Who‘s 50th anniversary: The Day of the Doctor by Alasdair Stuart, and The Night of the Doctor by James Cooray Smith.

Naturally, we’ll keep you updated on all the upcoming Black Archive books. But for now, here’s the full schedule:

  • January 2019 – The Black Archive #27: The Face of Evil by Thomas Rodebaugh
  • February 2019 – The Black Archive #28: Love & Monsters by Niki Haringsma
  • March 2019 – The Black Archive #29: The Impossible Astronaut / Day of the Moon by John Toon
  • April 2019 – The Black Archive #30: Survival by Craig Jones
  • May 2019 – The Black Archive #31: Warriors’ Gate by Frank Collins
  • June 2019 – The Black Archive #32: The Romans by Jacob Edwards
  • July 2019 – The Black Archive #33: Horror of Fang Rock by Matthew Guerreri
  • August 2019 – The Black Archive #34: The Dalek Invasion of Earth by Jonathan Morris
  • September 2019 – The Black Archive #35: Timelash by Phil Pascoe
  • October 2019 – The Black Archive #36: Listen by Dewi Small
  • November 2019 – The Black Archive #37: Kerblam! by Naomi Jacobs and Thomas Rodebaugh
  • December 2019 – The Black Archive #38: The Underwater Menace by James Cooray Smith
  • January 2020 – The Black Archive #39: The Sound of Drums / Last of the Time Lords by James Mortimer
  • February 2020 – The Black Archive #40: The Silurians by Robert Smith?
  • March 2020 – The Black Archive #41: Vengeance on Varos by Jonathan Dennis
  • April 2020 – The Black Archive #42: The Rings of Akhaten by William Shaw
  • May 2020 – The Black Archive #43: The Robots of Death by Fiona Moore
  • June 2020 – The Black Archive #44: The Pandorica Opens / The Big Bang by Philip Bates
  • July 2020 – The Black Archive #45: The Unquiet Dead by Erin Horáková
  • August 2020 – The Black Archive #46: The Awakening by David Powell
  • September 2020 – The Black Archive #47: The Stones of Blood by Katrin Thier
  • October 2020 – The Black Archive #48: The Tenth Planet by Michael Seely
  • November 2020 – The Black Archive #49: Arachnids in the UK by Samuel Maleski
  • December 2020 – The Black Archive #50: The Day of the Doctor by Alasdair Stuart
  • December 2020 – The Black Archive #50A: The Night of the Doctor by James Cooray Smith

Head over to Obverse Books to learn more!

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

2019/2020 Schedule Announced for Obverse Books’ The Black Archive

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