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  • Published: 13 June 2016
  • ISBN: 9781785940484
  • Imprint: BBC Books
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $60.00

Doctor Who: A History of the Universe in 100 Objects




The history of Doctor Who through 100 famous - and infamous - objects

Every object tells a story. From ancient urns and medieval flasks to sonic screwdrivers and glass Daleks, these 100 objects tell the story of the entire universe, and the most important man in it: the Doctor.

Each item has a unique tale of its own, whether it’s a fob watch at the onset of the Great War or a carrot growing on the first human colony on Mars. Taken together, they tell of empires rising and falling, wars won and lost, and planets destroyed and reborn.

Within these pages lie hidden histories of Time Lords and Daleks, the legend of the Loch Ness Monster, the plot to steal the Mona Lisa and the story of Shakespeare’s lost play. You’ll find illustrated guides to invisible creatures, the secret origins of the internet, and how to speak Mechonoid.

A History of the Universe in 100 Objects is an indispensible guide to the most important items that have ever existed, or that are yet to exist.

  • Pub date: 13 June 2016
  • ISBN: 9781785940484
  • Imprint: BBC Books
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $60.00

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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