UNOFFICIAL DOCTOR WHO: THE BIG BOOK OF LISTS
Running at just over 250 pages, this Unofficial Doctor Who: The Big Book of Lists may not be the biggest book of Doctor Who goodness ever produced, but it is certainly up there among the very best.
Cameron K. McEwan (aka Blogtor Who) has written this book by drawing on the many lists on his blog. He has arrived at one hundred sets of information of interest to fans of the show. They are far more than simple tabulations of fact, but quirky sets of information grouped sufficiently to give structure, but not so as to limit the creative flow of the book as a whole. There are themes (such as companions, storylines, and toys) and quizzes disguised as lists. Some lists are just that, some are mini-essays around a set of stories or some other theme. The whole book echoes the writing style of Cameron’s blog and if you’ve ever dipped into his postings there, or read his previous Who’s Who of Doctor Who, you will know what to expect.
This is not only a set of lists; it is also a gloriously illustrated book. Andrew Skilleter, has been involved with Doctor Who for 35 years, and among many, many book covers and calendars created the Five Doctors cover for the Radio Times. In this Big Book are dozens of examples of his work including the Doctors, companions, the TARDIS and the odd villain. As a whole this is an unbeatable creation and the book is great for dipping into or even sitting down for a good browse.
This really is a faultless piece of work, and is unhesitatingly recommended for any fan or student of the show. Unmissable.
INFO: AUTHOR: CAMERON K. MCEWAN / ILLUSTRATOR: ANDREW SKILLETER / PUBLISHER: RACE POINT PUBLISHING / RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW