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AHistory
(An Unauthorised History of the Doctor Who Universe)
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Written by: Lance Parkin
Publisher: Mad Norwegian Press
Release date: 15 February 2006 (first edition)
2007 (second edition)
2012 (third edition)
Format: Large format paperback, 310 pages (first edition)
432 pages (second edition)
784 pages (third edition)
ISBN 0-9725959-9-6 (first edition)
ISBN 0-9759446-6-5 (second edition)
ISBN 978-1-935234-11-1

AHistory is a speculative history of the Doctor Who universe as shown in multiple media. It is an expanded and updated version of A History of the Universe, written by Parkin. The first and second editions are credited to Parkin, "with additional material by Lars Pearson"; the third edition is credited to both Parkin and Pearson. The book's title is written as AHistory for the first and second editions, and Ahistory for the third edition.

Publisher's summaries Edit

First edition Edit

Does the Doctor really have a granddaughter?
How many times have the Daleks conquered Earth?
...and when did Bruce Springsteen become President of the USA?

The answers are in AHistory: a complete timeline of the Doctor Who universe, starting with its inception in Event One and ending with its final destruction many billions of years in the future. The dates cited range from the obvious (the Kennedy assassination) to the obscure (the years dogs evolve thumbs), with extensive notes offered to explain this book's reasoning and research, plus a wealth of behind-the-scenes information.

AHistory is a fully expanded and updated version of the classic A History of the Universe, which had been out of print for ten years. All told, AHistory incorporates more than four decades of the Doctor Who TV show — including the 2005 series staring Christopher Eccleston — all original Doctor Who novels up through "The Gallifrey Chronicles", all Big Finish Doctor Who audios up through "Terror Firma", all Doctor Who novellas and much more. All told, this book incorporates nearly five hundred full-length Doctor Who stories, in a single chronology of epic proportions.

Second edition Edit

When did the Cybermen have an empire?
When did Captain Jack start working for Torchwood?
...and did Shakespeare really die at Bosworth Field?

Find the answers here in AHistory: a complete timeline of the Doctor Who universe, starting with its inception in Event One and ending with its final destruction many billions of years in the future. Dates cited range from the obvious (the Kennedy assassination) to the obscure (the year dogs will evolve thumbs). Extensive annotations detail the book's reasoning and research, plus a wealth of behind-the-scenes information.

This expanded second edition of AHistory includes almost half again as much material as its sold-out predecessor. For the very first time, the new AHistory includes the entire run of Doctor Who Magazine comics that have been publishing since 1979. The comics join the grand tapestry of the Doctor Who TV show (up to and including the 2007 series starring David Tennant), all original Doctor Who novels up through "Wooden Heart", all Big Finish audios up through "Frozen Time", all Torchwood Series 1 episodes, and much more. All told, this book incorporates more than forty years of Doctor Who into a single massive chronology of epic proportions.

Fully revised and expanded to cover nearly 800 stories!

Third edition Edit

When was Sarah Jane Smith born?
When did Amy Pond learn the art of picking handcuffs?
...and who caused the great tulip mania of 1637?

Find the answers here in Ahistory: a complete timeline of the Doctor Who universe, starting with its inception in Event One and ending with its final destruction many billions of years in the future. Dates cited range from the obvious (the Kennedy assassination) to the obscure (the year dogs will evolve thumbs). Extensive annotations detail the book's reasoning and research, plus a wealth of behind-the-scenes information.

This expanded third edition contains more than half again as much material as its sold-out predecessor, and is a grand tapestry that includes the Doctor Who TV show (up to and including the 2011 series starring Matt Smith); all Torchwood stories through Season 4 (Miracle Day); all The Sarah Jane Adventures through Season 5; the K9 TV show; all original Doctor Who novels and novellas up through The Silent Stars Go By; all Big Finish audios up through Army of Death (#155); and the IDW and Doctor Who Magazine comics (up through "The Child of Time"). For the first time, Ahistory now incorporates many non-BBC spin-off series, including the whole of the Bernice Summerfield novels and audios, the Iris Wildthyme audios, Dalek Empire, Faction Paradox, Kaldor City and much, much more.

Fully revised and expanded to cover nearly 1400 stories!

Gallery Edit

Subject matter Edit

Notable features Edit

  • As mentioned in the Publisher's summary, this includes far more information than the original Virgin published edition.
  • It also offers a timeline which attempts to explain the UNIT dating.

Notes Edit

Unplaced Stories Edit

The following is a table of stories unplaced in the timeline as of the third edition:

Title Notes
Television Stories
The Edge of Destruction Occurs in the TARDIS.
The Chase Sequence on Aridius.
Galaxy 4
The Daleks' Master Plan Sequence on Tigus and the ice planet.
The Celestial Toymaker Occurs in the Toymaker's domain.
The Dominators
The Mind Robber A timeless dimension.
Carnival of Monsters
The Ribos Operation The White Guardian sequence.
The Creature from the Pit
The Horns of Nimon
Full Circle E-space.
State of Decay E-space.
Warriors' Gate E-space.
Castrovalva The non-Earth sequences.
Enlightenment
The Five Doctors The first Doctor's kidnap and the Eye of Orion sequences.
The Greatest Show in the Galaxy
Born Again Occurs in the TARDIS.
Time Crash Occurs in the TARDIS.
Amy's Choice Occurs in the TARDIS.
Time Occurs in the TARDIS.
Space Occurs in the TARDIS.
The Girl Who Waited
Novels and Novellas
Anachrophobia
Beltempest
Citadel of Dreams
Coldheart
The Crooked World
The Doctor Trap
Dreams of Empire
The Eight Doctors The Eye of Orion sequence.
Frontier Worlds
The King's Dragon
Match of the Day
Nightdreamers
Parallel 59
Shell Shock
Shining Darkness
Sky Pirates!
Audios
Absolution
Blood of the Daleks Events on Red Rocket Rising.
Caerdroia Divergent Universe.
The Cannibalists
Circular Time: "Spring" Events on the planet of the bird-people.
City of Spires A timeless dimension.
The Company of Friends: "Fitz's Story"
Creatures of Beauty
The Creed of the Kromon Divergent Universe.
The Dark Husband
The Darkening Eye
Dead London Occurs in an alien's mind.
The Doomsday Quatrain
The Drowned World
The Elite
Embrace the Darkness
Empathy Games Flashback story.
Faith Stealer Divergent Universe.
Fear of the Daleks
The Forever Trap
The Four Doctors The Jariden sequences.
The Fragile Yellow Arc of Fragrance
Her Final Flight
The Holy Terror
Immortal Beloved
The Invasion of E-Space
...ish
Last of the Titans
The Last Divergent Universe.
Legend of the Cybermen Land of Fiction sequences.
The Natural History of Fear Divergent Universe.
Nekromanteia'
The Next Life Divergent Universe.
Night's Black Agents Occurs in the Land of Fiction.
No Place Like Home
Prisoner of the Sun
Quinnis Occurs in the Fourth Universe.
Recorded Time and Other Stories: Paradoxicide
Recorded Time and Other Stories: Question Marks
Red
Ringpullworld
The Rocket Men
Scherzo Divergent Universe.
The Sirens of Time Sixth Doctor segment.
Solitaire Occurs in the Toymaker's domain.
Something Inside
The Three Companions: Polly's Story
Time Reef
Time Works
The Twilight Kingdom Divergent Universe.
The Wishing Beast
The Wreck of the Titan Occurs in the Land of Fiction.
Audios (spin-off series)
Gallifrey: Spirit Davidia sequences.
Graceless: The End Warpship sequences.
Kaldor City: The Prisoner Occurs from Landerchild's perspective within the Fendahl gestalt.
Kaldor City: Storm Mine Occurs from Blayse's perspective within the Fendahl gestalt.
K9: The Choice
K9: The Search
The Minister of Chance: The Broken World
The Minister of Chance: The Forest Shakes
The Minister of Chance: The Pointed Hand
Comics
Are You Listening / Younger and Wiser
Autonomy Bug
Beautiful Freak
The Betrothal of Sontar
Black Legacy
Blood Invocation
Cat Litter
Chameleon Factor
Changes
Character Assassin
City of the Damned
Crossroads of Time
Culture Shock
End of the Line
Exodus / Revelation / Genesis
Fabulous Idiot
Fangs of Time
The Final Quest
Follow That TARDIS
Food for Thought
Forever Dreaming Occurs in the dimension of a psychic squid.
The Forgotten Tenth Doctor sequences.
Funhouse
Ground Control 'Doctor and Donna being chased by killer bow-wielding pandas' sequence.
Happy Deathday
Keepsake
K9's Finest Hour
Land of Happy Endings Dream sequence in the TARDIS.
Land of the Blind
The Last Word
A Life of Matter and Death
Nature of the Beast
Oblivion Story's main events.
Ophidius
The Outsider
Party Animals
Planet of the Dead
A Religious Experience
Rest and Re-Creation
Return of the Daleks
Room with a Déjà vu
Run, Doctor, Run
Salad Daze
A Ship Called Sudden Death
Silent Knight
Sins of the Fathers
Spam Filtered
Stairway to Heaven
Tesseract
Time and Tide
The Time of My Life Zyglot courtship swamp, clock creature, vampire goth cannibals, psychic parasite and Donna goodbye message sequences.
Timeslip
To Sleep, Perchance to Scream
Touchdown on Deneb-7
TV Action
Uninvited Guest
Universal Monsters
Uroboros
The Whispering Gallery
The Woman Who Sold the World
Your Destiny Awaits Desert planet and 'Kevin chases aliens' sequences.

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