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|The Time Traveller's Almanac|
|Written by:||Steve Tribe|
|Release date:||13 November 2008|
|Format:||Hardback, 192 pages, bound|
Doctor Who: The Time Traveller's Almanac is a chronology of the Doctor Who universe with information from Doctor Who Series 1 through Series 4. It also explains references and includes references to the old series made in the new series.
Publisher's summary Edit
- Who are the eminent artists of the 16th, 19th or 21st centuries?
- How was the Doctor involved in the eruption of Vesuvius?
- What are the mysteries of Carrionite science?
- Where do the Daleks come from?
Answers to all of these questions and many more are found in The Time Traveller's Almanac – the ultimate intergalactic fact-finder.
Drawing on resources far and wide, from the beginning of time to the end of the universe, The Time Traveller's Almanac is the ultimate guide to the world of Doctor Who.
From the Fall of Troy to the Apollo Moon Landing, Shakespeare and Agatha Christie to the Gelth and the Reapers, it tracks key events throughout history and includes tales of great lives, explanations of important issues in science, technology and the arts, and retells the stories that have defined each era.
It explores parallel versions of the planet Earth; counts sightings of Captain Jack Harkness through history; relives the Doctor's encounters with Charles Dickens, Madame de Pompadour and Queen Victoria; tracks the origins of the Family of Blood, the Chula spacecraft and the Vespiform and focuses on events such as the First World War, the Great Depression and the Battle of Canary Wharf.
Fully illustrated with photos and artwork, and packed with fascinating facts and details, The Time Traveller's Almanac is an entertaining and essential guide to the universe for any time traveller.
Subject matter Edit
- A reference guide on all events that have taken place in, and been referred to in, series one - four of the revived series of Doctor Who, in a timeline format from the creation of to the end of the universe. Examples of its features are a profile of William Shakespeare (who featured in The Shakespeare Code, series three) and a paragraph on the Moon, which appeared in the episode Smith and Jones. However, a few events of the classic series are covered, including the days with the Third Doctor working for UNIT, a number of the adventures with Sarah Jane Smith and the Doctor as mentioned in School Reunion, and a short section on the history of the Mondasian Cybermen.
- Key to The Almanac
- The Dawn of Time
- Brave New World
- Everything Changes
- - The 21st Century
- The Great and Bountiful Human Empire
- Everything Has Its Time
- - From the end of the world to the end of the universe