Who Is the Doctor: The Unofficial Guide to Doctor Who: The New Series Who Is the Doctor Series

Enormously popular, from horror to comedy to action and historical adventure, the BBC show encompasses multiple other genres, and is loved for its uniquely British wit and clever scripting. Doctor who was already the world’s longest-running science fiction series when it returned in 2005 to huge success.

A joyful celebration of fan love. Unofficial episode guides don’t come much more engaging than this” Benjamin Cook, co-author of Doctor Who: The Writer’s Tale. Its hero, its monsters, and even its theme song have become pop culture icons. As neil gaiman complained to the authors, “I have just lost four hours to your blasted book.

And i only meant to glance at it. Allons-y! In this volume covering six seasons of the new series, including Daleks, Cybermen, and the eight Classic Series Doctors, two Doctor Who experts provide insights into everything from the history of the show, to a detailed episode guide.

The Doctors Are In: The Essential and Unofficial Guide to Doctor Who's Greatest Time Lord

This is a guide to the doctor himself—who he is in his myriad forms, how he came to be, how he has changed within the program itself and behind the scenes .  .  . From his beginnings as a crotchety, anti-heroic scientist in 1963 to his current place in pop culture as the mad and dangerous monster-fighting savior of the universe, the character of Doctor Who has metamorphosed in his many years on television.

And yet the questions about him remain the same: who is he? why does he act the way he does? What motivates him to fight evil across space and time?  The Doctors Are In is a guide to television’s most beloved time traveler from the authors of Who Is the Doctor and Who’s 50 Get to know the eccentric alien known as the Doctor in this “out-of-this-world read for both Classic and New Who fans” Library Journal.

And why he’s a hero to millions.

Who's 50: The 50 Doctor Who Stories to Watch Before You Die

This must-have reference also includes behind the scenes details, goofs, connections to Doctor Who lore, trivia, and much more. Ever since its premiere on November 23, 1963, Doctor Who has been a television phenomenon. This companion guide presents the top fifty stories from the show’s first fifty years—examining every corner of the imaginative, humorous, and sometimes scary universe that has made Doctor Who an iconic part of popular culture.

Like being thrown the keys to the tardis with a temporal map to visit all those not-to-be-missed adventures in time and space” Phil Ford, Doctor Who writer.

Don't Panic: Douglas Adams & The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The resulting volume illuminates the unique, funny, and improbable chronicle of an idea, dramatic, an incredibly tall man, and a mind-boggling success story.  . As a young journalist, disillusionments, neil gaiman was given complete access to Adams’s life, unpublished outtakes, insecurities, gossip, times, challenges, and files and became privy to his writing process, and triumphs.

Douglas adams’s “six-part trilogy, ” the hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy grew from a blip of a notion into an ever-expanding multimedia universe that amassed an unprecedented cult of followers and became an international sensation. Idiosyncratic.  .  . In don’t panic, films, gaiman celebrates everything hitchhiker: the original radio play, record albums, one-man shows, the Great One himself, the books, comics, video and computer games, television series, stage musicals, and towels.

The #1 new york times–bestselling author’s “hilarious.  .  . Part biography, part tell-all parody, part pop-culture history, part guide to a guide, Don’t Panic “deserves as much cult success as the Hitchhiker’s books themselves” Time Out. Delightful” and definitive companion to a global phenomenon Publishers Weekly.

And as douglas adams himself attested: “It’s all absolutely devastatingly true—except the bits that are lies.

Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor Target Collection

On this day, the doctor’s different incarnations will come together to save the Earth… to save the universe… and to save his soul. When the entire universe is at stake, three different Doctors will unite to save it. The eleventh is investigating a rift in space-time in the present day. Discover the new Doctor Who classics.

Driven by demons and despair, this battle-scarred Doctor is set to take a devastating decision that will threaten the survival of the entire universe… a decision that not even a Time Lord can take alone. And one other – the man they used to be but never speak of – is fighting the Daleks in the darkest days of the Time War.

The tenth doctor is hunting shape-shifting Zygons in Elizabethan England.

Doctor Who: The Target Storybook

With contributions from show luminaries past and present – including Colin Baker, Vinay Patel, Matthew Waterhouse, Joy Wilkinson and Terrance Dicks – The Target Storybook is a once-in-a-lifetime tour around the wonders of the Whoniverse. Learn what happened next, what went on before, side-trips, foreshadowings and first-hand accounts – and look forward too, and what occurred off-screen in an inventive selection of sequels, with a brand new adventure for the Thirteenth Doctor.

Each story expands in thrilling ways upon aspects of Doctor Who’s enduring legend. We’re all stories in the end…in this exciting collection you’ll find all-new stories spinning off from some of your favourite Doctor Who moments across the history of the series.

Doctor Who: The Missy Chronicles

Know your frenemy. I’ve had adventures too. My whole life doesn’t revolve around you, you know. When she's not busy amassing armies of Cybermen, or manipulating the Doctor and his companions, Missy has plenty of time to kill literally. In this all new collection of stories about the renegade Time Lord we all love to hate, you'll discover just some of the mad and malevolent activities Missy gets up to while she isn't distracted by the Doctor.

So please try to keep up.

Mathematics Minus Fear: How to Make Math Fun and Beneficial to Your Everyday Life

Forget your classroom nightmares and discover how numbers can enhance and illuminate your world!How can math help you bet on horses or win in Vegas? What’s the foolproof way to solve Sudoku? How can probability teach you to calculate your chances of survival in Russian roulette?In this irreverent and entertaining guide to mathematics,  Lawrence Potter takes the fear out of everything from long division to percentages.

Along the way you’ll also discover who invented numbers, whether animals can count, and what nuns have to do with multiplication. Using fascinating puzzles and surprising examples, from how the VAT works to why weather forecasts are wrong, he shows us how math is connected with the world we encounter every day, from winning at Monopoly to improving your mental arithmetic.


Count Belisarius

A brilliant piece of scholarship. Kirkus reviews  “the scope of the book is massive—encompassing religious controversy and cultural developments as well as military history—yet, throughout, Graves succeeds in blending historical details with the development of his main characters. Historical Novel Society.

Loosely based on procopius’s history of the justinian Wars and Secret History, this novel tells the Belisarius’s story through the eyes of Eugenius, a eunuch and servant to the general’s wife. Eminent historical novelist and classicist Robert Graves presents a vivid account of a time in history both dissolute and violent, and demonstrates one again his mastery of this historical period.

This “vigorous tale” by the acclaimed author of I, Claudius captures the sixth century fall of the Byzantine Empire as seen through the eyes of a servant Kirkus Reviews. Threatened by invaders on all sides, the Eastern Roman Empire of the sixth century fought to maintain its borders. Leading its defense was the byzantine general Belisarius, a man who earned the grudging respect of his enemies, and who rose to become Emperor Justinian’s greatest military leader.

It presents a compelling portrait of a man bound by a strict code of honor and unrelenting loyalty to an emperor who is intelligent but flawed, and whose decisions bring him to a tragic end.

Snow White, Blood Red

 . In this “no holds barred.  .  . Fairy tales retold—with a twist—from “some of our best storytellers” including Neil Gaiman, Tanith Lee, Gahan Wilson, and others The Washington Post. Provocative” collection, bestselling and award-winning fantasy masters put a dark, disturbing, and erotic spin on your favorite bedtime stories—and give you something entirely new to trouble your dreams The New York Times Book Review.

Mckillip, jack dann, and others, all paying a revisit to our favorite fairy tales in ways you’ve never dared to imagine. A boy is haunted through adulthood by a soul-eating creature that lies forever in wait under neil gaiman’s “troll bridge”; a melancholy amphibian shares his most private fantasies with a therapist in Gahan Wilson’s “The Frog Prince”; in Tanith Lee’s “Snow-Drop, ” a lonely artist invites seven circus performers into her home to satisfy an obsession; in Steve Rasnic Tem’s “Little Poucet, ” a band of lost brothers find refuge and terror with a hungry family in the woods; and Wendy Wheeler delves into the deviant psyche of the predatory male in “Little Red.

Also featuring nancy kress, Charles de Lint, Melanie Tem, Patricia A. Nightmarish.  .  .

Tales from the White Hart

Written by a “collossus of science fiction, ” Tales from the White Hart is not just for fans of the genre, but for anyone who appreciates a good tall tale The New Yorker. In the white hart pub in london just north of Fleet Street, Harry Purvis holds court with his fellow writers of scientific yarns.

One of the most astounding imaginations ever encountered in print. The new york Times. Inspired by the jorkens collections by lord dunsany, this anthology combines elements of comedy and horror, with “sly wit and inviting prose style” and a distinctly English flavor AV Club. A consummate storyteller, harry is joined by the actual writers Samuel Youd, all under pseudonyms, John Wyndham, and Clarke himself, and all trying to outdo each other with their outlandish tales of science and invention.

A compendium of science fiction stories filled with “high diversion, amusement and amazement” from the legendary creator of 2001: A Space Odyssey Los Angeles Times.