Ok, we're in the quiet period now, between the Christmas Special and the start of Series 9, so there's nothing Who-related happening on television at the moment. That gives me some time to post stuff on DVDs, books and other stuff. I'll start off by listing some of the Doctor Who-related books that I've picked up in recent months from Amazon.co.uk, Ebay.co.uk., and my regular comics and books supplier in the US.
- DOCTOR WHO: 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION - 11 DOCTORS 11 STORIES (trade paperback, Puffin Books, London, 2013, ISBN: 978-0-141-34894-0)
- THE OFFICIAL QUOTABLE DOCTOR WHO: WISE WORDS FROM ACROSS TIME AND SPACE by Cavan Scott and Mark Wright (hardcover, Harper Design, New York, 2014, ISBN: 978-0-06-233614-9)
- DOCTOR WHO: THE VISUAL DICTIONARY written by Neil Corry, Jacqueline Rayner, Andrew Darling, Kerrie Dougherty, David John and Simon Beecroft (hardcover, Dorling Kindersley DK, London, 2014, ISBN: 978-1-4053-5033-4)
- BEHIND THE SOFA: CELEBRITY MEMORIES OF DOCTOR WHO edited by Steve Berry (hardcover, Matador, UK, 2012, ISBN: 978-1780882-857)
- DOCTOR WHO: THE OFFICIAL ANNUAL 2015 (hardcover, Puffin Books, London, 2014, ISBN: 978-1-405-91756-8)
That's five Doctor Who books to start off with. The big DK coffee table book DOCTOR WHO: THE VISUAL DICTIONARY is very nice indeed, lots and lots of gorgeous pictures, and plenty of info on the series, both old and new, although the newer stuff tends to take prominence.
The DOCTOR WHO: THE OFFICIAL ANNUAL 2015 isn't quite as beefy and interesting as the big DK book, but each year wouldn't be the same without the Doctor Who Annual.
BEHIND THE SOFA: CELEBRITY MEMORIES OF DOCTOR WHO is an interesting little read, with over a hundred celebrity fans sharing their Doctor Who memories
THE OFFICIAL QUOTABLE DOCTOR WHO: WISE WORDS FROM ACROSS TIME AND SPACE, a nice, fat book of Doctor Who quotations, from all eras of the show.
DOCTOR WHO: 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION - 11 DOCTORS 11 STORIES is my favourite Doctor Who book of the bunch, a big, beefy trade paperback of wholesome Doctor Who fiction. Eleven stories celebrating the 50th Anniversary of our favourite Time Lord, one for each incarnation of the Doctor. Eleven stories by eleven different authors, all of which has originally appeared as a series of ebooks earlier in 2013. Most of the names are not authors that I recognize, but I certainly know Neil Gaiman, Eoin Colfer and Alex Scarrow, who are big-name authors (well, Gaiman and Colfer are, but Scarrow has also had a few books published).
That's it for now. More new Doctor Who book acquisitions coming up soon.