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|Doctor Who: The Secret Lives of Monsters|
|Written by:||Justin Richards|
|Format:||hardback, 290 pages|
Doctor Who: The Secret Lives of Monsters was a reference book by Justin Richards published in 2014. Each of the recurring aliens is featured in separate chapters that reveal what we know from a collection of sources (some originally presented), from The Daleks airing in 1963/64 to Into the Dalek in 2014. Each chapter also includes a behind the scenes feature and a checklist of 'significant screen encounters'.
Publisher's summary Edit
“Ignorance is not bliss. It is the alien invader's greatest advantage. Tales of unearthly beings have long circulated among us, from legends of intelligent life on Earth before Homo Sapiens to conspiracy theories about what really happened at the Battle of Canary Wharf. But the truth is that alien life exists – and here, at last, is proof. Based on exclusive access to classified government files, 'The Secret Lives of Monsters' collects evidence that has been suppressed for centuries – notes from clandestine meetings, reports of eyewitness accounts, never-before-seen images and documents, secrets provided by a mysterious agent known only as 'the Doctor', and more. It reveals all we need to know about aliens who are already here, and provides essential information to survive future invasions. So don't panic. You are not weaponless. 'The Secret Lives of Monsters' will give you the greatest weapon of all: knowledge.”
- The Cybermen
- The Daleks
- The Great Intelligence
- The Ice Wariors
- The Judoon
- The Krillitanes
- The Nestene & The Autons
- The Ood
- The Silence
- The Silurians & Sea Devils
- The Slitheen
- The Sontarans
- The Weeping Angels
- The Zygons
- The files and articles feature references to the television stories The Daleks, The Dalek Invasion of Earth, The Chase, Mission to the Unknown, The Daleks' Master Plan, The Tenth Planet, The Power of the Daleks, The Moonbase, The Evil of the Daleks, The Tomb of the Cybermen, The Abominable Snowmen, The Ice Warriors, The Web of Fear, The Wheel in Space, The Invasion, The Seeds of Death, Spearhead from Space, Doctor Who and the Silurians, The Ambassadors of Death, Inferno, Terror of the Autons, The Mind of Evil, The Claws of Axos, Colony in Space, The Dæmons, Day of the Daleks, The Curse of Peladon, The Sea Devils, Planet of the Daleks, The Time Warrior, Invasion of the Dinosaurs, Death to the Daleks, The Monster of Peladon, The Sontaran Experiment, Genesis of the Daleks, Revenge of the Cybermen, Terror of the Zygons, The Android Invasion, Horror of Fang Rock, The Invasion of Time, Destiny of the Daleks, Earthshock, Time-Flight, Warriors of the Deep, Resurrection of the Daleks, Attack of the Cybermen, The Two Doctors, Revelation of the Daleks, Remembrance of the Daleks, Silver Nemesis, Rose, Aliens of London/World War Three, Dalek, Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways, Tooth and Claw, School Reunion, Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel, The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit, Army of Ghosts/Doomsday, Smith and Jones, Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks, Blink, Planet of the Ood, The Sontaran Stratagem/The Poison Sky, The Stolen Earth/Journey's End, The Next Doctor, Victory of the Daleks, The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood, The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang, The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon, A Good Man Goes to War, Closing Time, Asylum of the Daleks, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, The Power of Three, The Angels Take Manhattan, The Snowmen, Cold War, The Crimson Horror, Nightmare in Silver, The Name of the Doctor, The Day of the Doctor, The Time of the Doctor and Into the Dalek, with photographs from The Time of Angels and The Bells of Saint John also featured.
- Mention is also made of James Stevens from the novel Who Killed Kennedy, Abslom Daak from the Doctor Who Magazine comic strip, Jeremy Fitzoliver from the audio stories The Paradise of Death and The Ghosts of N-Space and the Library of St John the Beheaded from the novel All-Consuming Fire.
- The stories of the creation of the Daleks either by the Halldons of Ameron (PROSE: We are the Daleks!) or the scientist Yarvelling, (COMIC: Genesis of Evil) and their precursors once being called Dals (TV: "The Ambush") are described as legends based in half-truths, with it being suggested that Davros creating the Daleks out of deliberately engineered Kaled survivors which are put inside Davros' travel machines (TV: Genesis of the Daleks) is the more correct telling of this genesis.
Notable features Edit
- This BBC hardback title with a dust jacketed cover was priced £20 (UK).