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  • Published: 18 October 2012
  • ISBN: 9781849904810
  • Imprint: BBC Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $39.99

Doctor Who: A History of the Universe in 100 Objects




The history of the Doctor though 100 famous - and infamous - objects!

From a lipstick at the dawn of creation to a fob watch at the end of time, these 100 objects tell the story of the universe and the most important man in it: the Doctor. Along the way, civilisations will rise at the stroke of a match and fall to a sneeze. Scarves will be knitted by the wives of prophets, and ray guns will be built by royalty.

This fascinating book also explains the real-world history of the various objects - from the invention of the Loch Ness Monster legend in the 1930s to how long it would really take to send a message of universal domination. It uncovers the hidden history of the Time Lords, presents an illustrated guide to invisible monsters, and explores the Rani's wardrobe.

Containing full-colour photographs and exclusive artwork, A History of the Universe in 100 Objects is the essential guide to the most iconic items ever seen in Doctor Who.

  • Pub date: 18 October 2012
  • ISBN: 9781849904810
  • Imprint: BBC Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $39.99

About the Authors

Steve Tribe

Steve Tribe is the author of three Doctor Who books - The Time Traveller's Almanac, Companions and Allies and The TARDIS Handbook - and of the audiobook Doctor Who: The Essential Companion, and compiled The University Challenge Quiz Book. He has edited two or three hundred books, and contributes, occasionally, to Doctor Who Adventures and the official Torchwood magazine.

James Goss

James Goss has written books for Doctor Who and Being Human, and his Torchwood novels Dead of Winter and First Born were both nominated for the 2012 British Science Fiction Association Awards. His Doctor Who audiobook Dead Air won Best Audiobook 2010. James also spent seven years working on the BBC's official Doctor Who website and co-wrote the website for Torchwood Series One.


Praise for Doctor Who: A History of the Universe in 100 Objects

“Eloquently mixes the cohort of analytically intelligent with a humorous incredulity...Doctor Who: A History of the Universe in 100 Objects is...genius.”

Matthew Walter, Eye of Horus


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