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April 2nd, 2021 18 comments

Telos Publishing The Who Adventures

Available to pre-order now direct from Telos Publishing

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Telos Publishing have signed a new title from DOCTOR WHO writer and researcher David J Howe. THE WHO ADVENTURES looks at the ranges of DOCTOR WHO titles published by Virgin Publishing in the early 1990s, and contains a history of the range, as well as many pieces of the cover art reproduced as full page items. It also includes sketches and unused art and covers everything you could want to know about the DOCTOR WHO fiction published by Virgin.

‘This book started life as a series of articles for Doctor Who Magazine,’ explains Howe, ‘I still had all that material available. Plus, when Virgin closed their doors to Doctor Who and fiction generally towards the end of the 1990s, I was lucky enough to get to go through their Who files and to pull out and copy anything which seemed interesting, and so I had a pile of sketches and other information just begging to be compiled together in a book! Last year, in lockdown, and with the absence of anything else to do, I started going through and organising all the material, reviewing the text, and generally pulling it all together into something which could be released as a new book!

‘It’s the ultimate guide to the Virgin New Adventures and Missing Adventures ranges of books, which saw several authors, including Russell T Davies, Ben Aaronovitch and Mark Gatiss publishing early works of original fiction!’

Stephen James Walker, Director of Telos Publishing, said ‘David J Howe’s The Target Book has been one of Telos Publishing’s most successful and acclaimed titles, and we are delighted to have this opportunity to publish a follow-up covering Virgin’s Doctor Who novels ranges. The New Adventures books are one of my own personal favourite ‘eras’ of Doctor Who, and I know that many other fans have very fond memories of them and hold them in the highest regard. Not only does The Who Adventures give an authoritative account of the books’ history, with a lot of fascinating information, but it also presents a wealth of superb images, including full-page reproductions of many the original cover paintings, plus preliminary design sketches and ideas, and much additional material. A sumptuous coffee-table-style book in full colour, it aims to be the ultimate celebration of a hugely important part of the Doctor Who phenomenon.’

The book is available to pre-order now direct from Telos Publishing and is expected to be available in December 2021.

Categorised under: Books, Reference books


  • Grant P

    April 9th, 2021 - 9:01am

    A must purchase for me as I have all the new adventures novels apart from 2 so this will be a great accompaniment!

    • Anonymous

      April 9th, 2021 - 2:50pm

      Just curious, which two are you missing?

    • Grant P

      April 12th, 2021 - 12:03pm

      Just War and Lungbarrow

    • Anonymous

      April 12th, 2021 - 3:11pm

      It would be last mccoy one wouldn’t it! Hope you manage to get them at some point.

  • Anonymous

    April 7th, 2021 - 1:09pm

    The who adventures book from telos by david j howe is now available to preorder on waterstones

  • Macra

    April 7th, 2021 - 11:23am

    I’ve ordered and am in Australia – it cost $98.77 including postage. The articles in DWM that started it all are fantastic.

  • Coleman

    April 3rd, 2021 - 11:51am

    If the covers anything to go by this should be a lovely book to look at and read.
    (Although there is a well known saying “don’t judge a book by it’s cover”). Ha Ha.

    • Anonymous

      April 3rd, 2021 - 1:19pm

      Apparently this isn’t the final cover, according to telos website. Judging by the target book this should good.

    • Coleman

      April 3rd, 2021 - 5:50pm

      Shame if it isn’t final cover, its very good.

    • Anonymous

      April 3rd, 2021 - 6:37pm

      It’s the cover used on Ben aaronovitch’s the also people, and one of favourite virgin books covers.

  • Jasper

    April 3rd, 2021 - 9:08am

    Also, I wonder if there will be a future publication guide and behind the scene features of the Eighth Doctor and Past Adventures Guide.

  • Jasper

    April 3rd, 2021 - 9:04am

    Will this be available to retail shops like Waterstone, WH Smith, The Forbidden Planet, etc and online (Amazon)?

    • booboo

      April 3rd, 2021 - 9:09am

      maybe eventually but they keep many titles “in house” o start with. cant see it listed anywhere else at the moment

    • David J Howe

      April 3rd, 2021 - 9:15am

      Hi – all Telos’ titles are available through all UK shops … the question is whether they bother to stock them or not … you can always order it from a shop …

      Amazon will also list it … but it’s a good 9 months away from publication and these things take time …


  • Hi

    April 3rd, 2021 - 12:30am

    Does telos publishing ships international

    • Joe 90

      April 3rd, 2021 - 8:16am

      Their website states that they have returned back to international shipping but shipping costs may have increased due to COVID !

  • Bryan

    April 2nd, 2021 - 9:49pm

    David J Howe
    Virgin Novels.
    Companion to the Target Book

    With names like the Above. It has to be A day one purchase.


  • Anonymous

    April 2nd, 2021 - 6:46pm



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