Doctor Who Returns

Posted on Saturday, September 1, 2012 by Robyn_Bookworm

Today is the day all sci-fi geeks have been waiting for: Doctor Who returns!! While this blog is normally dedicated to books, I cannot resist sharing the good news with everyone. To celebrate the new season of Doctor Who, here is a list of books that will appeal to Who fans.

Doctor Who

Doctor Who -The Visual Dictionary-

The Doctor Who Visual Dictionary is a colorful guide to everything Who. Illustrations and diagrams explain the mechanics of The Doctor’s tools and Tardis. Background history is provided for recurring villains and heroes; and even The Doctor himself is diagrammed. Newcomers to the Who universe should tread carefully though, the book may provide spoilers.

The Time Machine

The Time Machine -H.G. Wells

H.G. Wells’ novella is perhaps one of the most well-known time travelling tales and played a big role in bringing the genre into mainstream fiction. The story is told mainly from the perspective of The Time Traveller as he explains the mechanics of time travel and his adventures in the future. It is safe to say that we would not have The Doctor without this classic text.


The Time Traveler's Wife


The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger

When Clare first meets Henry, she is six and he is thirty-six. When Henry first meets Clare, he is twenty-eight and she is twenty. Sound impossible? For fans of Doctor Who, this should sound all too familiar. One of the dangers of time travel is never knowing when you will appear in the life of another person, and whether it will be the first or last time you will be meeting them. Audrey Niffenegger’s romance follows the story of involuntary time traveller, Henry DeTamble, in his struggle to maintain a normal relationship with Clare Abshire amidst his uncontrollable time travelling ability.



Pastwatch -Orson Scott Card

The Doctor is always warning his companions about the dangers of meddling with fixed points in time. Orson Scott Card takes up this dilemma in Pastwatch. In the future, scientists have developed the ability to travel in time. The organization known as Pastwatch is established to rewrite history and save humanity from centuries of warfare, poverty, and exploitation. Focusing on th