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Doctor Who: The Ultimate Monster Guide [Hardcover]

Justin Richards
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Book Description

8 Oct 2009 DOCTOR WHO (Book 65)
For The Ultimate Monster Guide, Doctor Who historian Justin Richards has completely revised and updated entries from his first three bestselling reference books - and included a wealth of new material from both the current and the classic series - to create the most comprehensive guide to the Doctor's enemies ever published. From Adipose and Autons to Zarbi and Zygons, this guide tells you everything you need to know about the many dastardly creatures the Doctor has fought over the 46 years since he first appeared on television. Lavishly illustrated with photos and artwork throughout, The Ultimate Monster Guide is essential reading for all travellers in time and space!

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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Random House UK (8 Oct 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781846077456
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846077456
  • ASIN: 1846077451
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 18.8 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 193,925 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Justin Richards has written more books than he can remember. He has also written audio scripts, television, a stage play, edited anthologies of short stories, been a technical writer, and founded and edited a media journal.
Justin is the author of - amongst other things - The Death Collector, The Chaos Code, The Parliament of Blood and the series The Invisible Detective, Time Runners, and Agent Alfie. He is also Creative Director of the BBC's best-selling range of Doctor Who books, and has written a fair few of them himself.
His latest novel - The Skeleton Clock - is available for the Kindle.
Justin lives in Warwick with his wife and two children, and a lovely view of the castle.

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Book Description

The ultimate guide to the monsters the Doctor has encountered in centuries of travelling space and time

About the Author

Justin Richards is Creative Consultant for BBC Books' Doctor Who range, and has written a fair few of them himself. As well as writing for stage, screen and audio, he is also the author of a series of novels for children. Justin lives in Warwick, with his wife, two children and a nice view of the castle.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Don't believe the hype 17 May 2009
Format:Hardcover
It's hard not to be cynical here but actually I can see the logic in Justin Richards' three bestselling Doctor Who enemies books being put into one bumper edition. I don't think Richards should get too much stick as he probably didn't have too much to do with it getting published, however despite a moderate amount of new information - The Zarbi get a first look in for example - this is basically the same content as before, just with a new cover and a new name. I would therefore give this a miss if you have 'Aliens and enemies', 'Monsters and Villains', and 'Creatures and Demons' already, but if not then I highly recommend you do, as it's a superbly detailed book with loads of great photos, covering most of the good Doctor's notable adversaries from 1963 to the present day.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Grandson loved it... 6 Dec 2010
Format:Hardcover
I bought this book for my 8 year old grandson along with Guide to Aliens Armies and Companions and Allies.
They are very imformative and he thinks they are great.
He is fast becoming a Doctor Who expert!!!
If you are a Doctor Who fan this is the book to get.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Eldrad Must Live! 26 Oct 2009
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Undoubtedly a wonderful book for young Doctor Who fans. This should keep them happy for quite a long while, with not only the new series' monsters included but most of the classic Dr Who monsters as well. There are lots of photos (many impressively re-coloured and 'computer-twigged') along with full descriptions of the aliens' history and serials they have appeared in.

For us older Whovians it's a little frustrating though, having no index (although the monsters are supposed to be in alphabetical order, they are often included by serial name rather than monster name) and many omissions. Never mind the missing Voords or the Fish People, I've been waiting for a full-length picture of the female incarnation of Eldrad since 1976! And she's not here!!
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