For Whovians and those new to “Doctor Who”, the vast size of the series can be a bit daunting. Many reference books have been released, however quite a few of them are either too large or only deal with modern “Doctor Who”. The “Doctor Who Character Encyclopedia” is refreshing because while it covers characters throughout all 50 years of “Doctor Who” it is organized in a novice friendly way and also gives one just enough information to not overwhelm or ruin a plot.
From Abzorbaloff to the Zygons, this book covers each Doctor, companions, aliens, friends and enemies. Alphabetized for easy topic location, there is also a guide that lists each entry by what type of character they are. Each entry shows the creature’s title, a descriptive tagline, a paragraph explaining their story and a data file. The data file lists where they are from, special abilities and which Doctors they have met.
Written by Jason Loborik, Annabel Gibson and Moray Laing, this well organized reference book is a must have for “Doctor Who” fans. The book is beautifully presented with full color photos and incidental pictures throughout.
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