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Terraqueous Distributors The 2nd Unofficial Dr Who Omnibus

The Second Unofficial Dr Who Omnibus Edition

COVER-A ordering page: lulu.com/omnibus-cover

COVER-B ordering page: lulu.com/monsters-from-outer-space-cover


Monsters from Outer Space – new content only edition

Ordering page: lulu.com/monsters-from-outer-space-new-content-only


Out Now, from Terraqueous Distributors – ‘Monsters from Outer Space’ aka ‘The Second Unofficial Dr Who Omnibus’.

With stories, features, and puzzles from the 1972, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1997, and the 2074 Master annual, in one gigantic 492 paged volume. As well as collecting together great stories and artwork from the past five years, we also have a handful of brand new stories one of which is an exclusive Davros tale, penned by award winning writer Chris McAuley and Davros himself – Terry Molloy, and Illustrated by Alister Pearson.

As well as the exclusive Davros tale, Terry and Chris have also been kind enough to provide a double foreword, for this monster of a book. ‘Monsters from Outer Space’, would not be a true monster book without the appearance of ‘Sil’, and courtesy of Keith Barnfather, the prelude comic strip to, ‘Sil and the Devil Seeds of Arodor’ written by Philip Martin and illustrated by Martin Baines, is also included.

THE TOCLAFANE ARE COMING!

Mark from Terraqueous says: All of you would have noticed that COVER-B of ‘Monsters from Outer Space’, features some quite strange little creatures on it. That is because while watching the William Hartnell story, ‘The Chase’ as part of my Doctor Who 60th Anniversary viewing Marathon, I was drawn to the book Ian Chesterton was reading, while sat in the Tardis.

I thought, wouldn’t it be fun to make the book, that Ian is reading, a reality. The then BBC art department simply pasted new imagery over an existing cowboys and indians childrens book.
So I had to do more, and really bring that book into the Doctor’s universe. So those weird little one eye’d creatures are obviously the mythical bogeymen used by adults to frighten Gallifreyian children into good behaviour – named the Toclafane.

At the time of recreating the cover, I had no idea that Ian would soon embark on the final mysterious adventure we all must eventually go on. ‘William Russell’, the great actor and original beloved crew member of the ship ‘Tardis’ had passed away. So I dedicate COVER-B, and the Toclafane short stories within this book to him.

There are three versions of this book. As well as the gigantic 492 page monster of a book available with two covers to choose from. COVER-A, by Iain Robertson, and COVER-B by Mark Worgan.

A smaller (easier to pick up, without snapping your wrist) 54 page version is also available, which includes just the brand new content from this omnibus edition, and the same cover as COVER-B. So for those of you who have been collecting the Terraqueous annuals for the past five years, you can still get the new content, without having to spend money on content you already own. But for those not familiar with the Terraqueous range of books, the 492 page omnibus version is a great way to experience some of what we’ve released before, without having to spend over inflated prices on the secondhand collectors market.

‘Monsters from Outer Space’ is published by Terraqueous Distributors and available from Lulu at the print-on-demand price of £30.69 (plus shipping costs). The 54 page edition of ‘Monsters from Outer Space’ is also available from Lulu at the print-on-demand price of £10.55 (plus shipping costs).

The book is a not-for-profit publication, and none of the money paid by purchasers goes to the publisher or to any of the contributors.

For further information, please visit the Terraqueous Distributors facebook group

The DVD & Blu-ray of ‘Sil and the Devil Seeds of Arodor’ from Reeltime Pictures. can be purchased by visiting www.timetraveltv.com


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51 comments

  • Joe 90

    July 12th, 2024 - 1:19pm

    Mine arrived today, a fantastic heavy book – I agree with previous comments that these are far superior than the official annuals.

    Sadly I have been let down by Lulu once again as the book has arrived damaged again with the corners crushed.

    Seems every release I order from Lulu arrives damaged so don’t know if I am just unlucky or if it’s a bigger problem.

    Hoping that the planned re-releases of the 87 and 89 annuals will still go ahead as I missed these on their original release.

    Reply
    • Anon

      July 12th, 2024 - 1:31pm

      Not had anything damaged from them and I order quite a lot. Did have the entirely wrong book sent this year though. Although they reprinted the correct book and sent it without any issues quite quickly.

    • Mitch

      July 12th, 2024 - 2:31pm

      Unfortunately postal damages do happen from time to time.

      I also think Royal Mail or whichever postal service provider is used, have to share some responsibility too.

  • David Chak

    July 11th, 2024 - 9:14pm

    Mine turned up today, its amazing, really fantastic and so impressed with all the effort put into this fantastic book well worth it . Anxioulsy waiting for news of the reprint of the first Omnibus

    Reply
  • Jay

    July 11th, 2024 - 11:41am

    My copy has arrived in Amsterdam and it is a heavy book. It’s like a doorstep, it’s huge.

    The quality of the material is amazing. How dare they call this a fannual.
    Far better than most pro publications.

    Reply
  • Colin from accounts

    July 10th, 2024 - 12:31pm

    I purchased the Toclafane cover of the omnibus, and it arrived today.
    An amazing publication. Very sleak.
    Thank you to everyone involved.

    Reply
  • Peter C

    July 7th, 2024 - 2:18pm

    I have the previous omnibus version and all the annuals other than 87 & The Master one, so does this contain the exact same Master and 87 annual content as the previous omnibus? As then I would not need to order this and can order the cheaper ‘new content only’ version.

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    • Anon

      July 7th, 2024 - 3:15pm

      No, it doesn’t contain the full 87 or master annuals

  • David

    July 6th, 2024 - 1:01pm

    My copy came this morning, and what a thing of beauty. Thank you for all who contributed to making it. More please.

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    • Gio

      July 7th, 2024 - 10:14am

      Mine arrived too – gorgeous! Always missed out on these so the omnibus at a good price was always going to turn my head. As good as all the hype. Definitely would buy a colour omnibus 1 reprint.

    • Mark @ Terraqueous

      July 7th, 2024 - 10:23pm

      @Gio, I can confirm a reprint of the first Omnibus will definitely happen.

    • Gio

      July 8th, 2024 - 8:01pm

      That’s cool Mark!

  • The Fishmonger

    July 6th, 2024 - 10:54am

    Mine is on the way!! Always great fun, these.

    Reply
    • The Fishmonger

      July 7th, 2024 - 5:45pm

      Arrived, and every bit as good as expected! Some very real talent on display. Size of a brick as well, great value for money

  • Anon

    July 6th, 2024 - 9:43am

    This arrived today but not the one I was expecting! I ordered the new content book with the reproduction cover but instead the full content Tardis cover arrived. I would have preferred the cover I wanted but these things happen. Book looks great and the new material looks good. This is the second time this year lulu have sent the wrong book. Luckily this time it’s just another version of the book ordered but last time it was entirely the wrong book.

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    • Mark @ Terraqueous

      July 6th, 2024 - 11:21am

      Do you mean, that you ordered the 55 page new.content only book, and received the 492 page instead.

      I hope that is the case, as you got a bargain for £10.55.

    • Anon

      July 6th, 2024 - 11:28am

      Yes that is what happened. I’ve got all of the annuals so I was happy to order the new content one but full omnibus is lovely so it’s all good. I don’t even mind getting the wrong cover as the TARDIS cover is very striking. Another great product from terraqueous, to the usual impressive standard.

    • Mark @ Terraqueous

      July 6th, 2024 - 12:20pm

      Ahh bless ya, thank you for saying.

  • Jay

    July 4th, 2024 - 11:01am

    For those who don’t know.

    Alister Pearson has organised a free to enter competition, to win a limited edtion signed print.
    That features his artwork.drom this book over in the Terraqueous Distributors facebook group.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/170204020197882/permalink/1549445748940362/

    Reply
  • Anon

    July 3rd, 2024 - 11:45am

    Will the quark annual feature any doctors?

    Reply
    • Mark @ Terraqueous

      July 3rd, 2024 - 10:09pm

      Nope, the Quark book is a. Official release.

      So we can only use the Quarks and the Dominators.

    • Anon

      July 4th, 2024 - 1:20am

      Thanks for the reply.

  • Sween

    July 2nd, 2024 - 9:50am

    Any sample pages around.

    I’m new to these books.

    Reply
    • Mark @ Terraqueous

      July 3rd, 2024 - 10:54am

      There is a sample page and contents page being put out on Friday.

  • Rory

    July 1st, 2024 - 5:02pm

    I’m slightly unclear on what this contains. Might be the rules lawyer in me.

    Does the omnibus include all of the content from the listed annuals, or just selected pieces?

    The wording doesn’t make it clear either way.

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    • Mark @ Terraqueous

      July 1st, 2024 - 5:42pm

      It gathes together 88,89, and 97, with some examples of 72, 87, and the Master annual (these were represented in full, in the first omnibus – so no need to repeat them).

      Also included are a few new stories, and a preview of the upcoming Official Quark book.

      I hope this helps.

    • Rory

      July 2nd, 2024 - 11:47am

      @mark, thanks for the info.

      I hope you re-release the first omnibus in colour and I’ll buy that too.

    • Mark @ Terraqueous

      July 3rd, 2024 - 10:11pm

      @Rory.

      If enough people want it, I’ll absolutely do it.

      It would also need a new cover too, just so people can tell they are getting the updated colour version.

    • Gio

      July 4th, 2024 - 9:21pm

      I would also be interested in the original omnibus.

    • Pierss

      July 6th, 2024 - 10:47pm

      I’d like it too! Came to these late but they are stunning. I have 97, 88 and now the omnibus.

  • Mitch

    June 30th, 2024 - 5:29pm

    the amount of effort and creativity that is the promotional images above is astounding.and why has nobody in the past 60’s years created Ian Chesterton’s book before. it’s amazing.
    instant purchase for me.

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    • Mark @ Terraqueous

      June 30th, 2024 - 10:49pm

      The following code is apparently working at the moment –

      EMAILFRIENDS15

  • atl

    June 29th, 2024 - 4:05pm

    IS there any discount code for this ?

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    • Bookcollector

      June 29th, 2024 - 5:30pm

      Look up lulu voucher codes. Some work most don’t but I managed to get 10% off the new content only version.

    • Mark @ Terraqueous

      June 29th, 2024 - 6:08pm

      Someone mentioned in the Terraqueous Distributors facebook group, that a new code should be out on Monday

    • atl

      June 29th, 2024 - 6:16pm

      thanks for that Mark @ Terraqueous because £30 is a bit to high for me right now

    • Mark @ Terraqueous

      June 29th, 2024 - 8:35pm

      @Atl, unless someone beats me to it. I’ll post it here for you.

    • Mark @ Terraqueous

      June 30th, 2024 - 10:50pm

      @atl
      The following code is apparently working at the moment –

      EMAILFRIENDS15

  • Anon

    June 29th, 2024 - 9:22am

    At the bottom of the poster there is mention of thw official QUARK BOOK.

    I guess that is the best release?

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    • Mark @ Terraqueous

      June 30th, 2024 - 2:13pm

      @Anon, I am.not quite sure what you mean.

      However the upcoming Quark book is currently being worked on, and will be spectacular.
      I know this because, I know who’s working on it, and they are spectacular talent.

    • booboo

      June 30th, 2024 - 2:28pm

      I think they meant to say “next” release, predictive text and all that.

    • Mark @ Terraqueous

      July 1st, 2024 - 1:27pm

      @booboo

      That makes more sense. Thank you.

  • The Hidden Hand of Davros

    June 28th, 2024 - 7:29pm

    GIMMEE THE LOVIN – Which these books do.
    So much thought & heart always goes into these TD books and it shows
    Instant order as always.

    Reply
  • Lewis

    June 28th, 2024 - 3:16pm

    This is great as i missed out on a couple.

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  • F D R

    June 28th, 2024 - 2:24pm

    will this be the full content of all the annuals that went before ?

    Reply
    • Mark @ Terraqueous

      June 28th, 2024 - 3:11pm

      No, the first omnibus covered annuals 72, 87 and the Mastsr annual.

      This omnibus, mainly covers 88, 89, 97, with a few choice selections from.previous annuals, so that they are represented too.

      This omnibus is a great jumping.on point for those not familiar with the Terraqueous Distributors content.

  • MJS

    June 28th, 2024 - 1:52pm

    Looks really good, especially as it is now in full colour (I have the first omnibus but it was black & white). Interestingly, the original said it was 461 pages and the new one is 492

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    • Mark @ Terraqueous

      June 28th, 2024 - 3:14pm

      Well this second omnibus, is a new thing and not a reprint of the first omnibus.

      And Lulu’s introduction of having a standard colour option, at the same price as the b&w option, keeps this affordable.

      I am.considering re-releasing the original omnibus in colour, now it’s more affordable for people.

  • Anon

    June 28th, 2024 - 11:40am

    Ordered the exclusive content version as I have the original annuals already.

    Reply
  • David

    June 28th, 2024 - 11:18am

    Ordered.

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    • becca

      June 28th, 2024 - 11:43am

      What a brilliant bit of news to wake up to.

      I love both covers, but I’m going to go with COVER-B. As it also doubles as a prop replica.

      ORDERED!

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