Synopses & Reviews
Penned by the authors of the famed sci-fi series fanzine collections, this entertaining combination of episode guides and essays is a must-have for all Doctor Who aficionados. The handbook explores all facets of the six most recent seasons, providing an essential companion for the shows avid fans and casual viewers alike. The history of everything related to Doctor Who is touched upon, from Daleks and Cybermen to the eight Classic Series Doctors. Delving into a top-rated series that has made stars out of its actors, gained fame internationally, and encompasses the genres of horror, science fiction, comedy, action, and historical adventure, this all-inclusive guide also features behind-the-scenes tidbits and in-depth analyses of the series' latest installments.
"Who is the Doctor is well-argued and considered and persuasive enough to keep you reading just that little bit more." Vanessa Bishop, Doctor Who Magazine
"An incisive, unpretentious, eminently readable commentary on the first seven years of new Who. The authors' easy but lively discourse makes for a thought-provoking dialectic — a joyful celebration of fan love. Unofficial episode guides don't come much more engaging than this." Benjamin Cook, writer for Doctor Who Magazine, and co-author Doctor Who: The Writer's Tale
"concentrated commentary on the worlds of the BBC's Doctor Who." —Two-Minute Time Lord
"ECW Press has made some fantastic TV show companion books, and this is a great addition to their line-up." —Craig Byrne, KSiteTv.com
"This is one of the finer episode guides I have run across for any show, and highly recommend it for any fan of the ninth, tenth, or eleventh Doctor." Book Guys & Book Girls
"From the most ardent devotees to new-on-the-scene followers, every fan has something to gain from this indispensable handbook ... a thought-provoking and educational supplement to the first six series of the re-launched Doctor Who." —Lacie Patterson, Boomerocity.com
"Who is the Doctor is a strong addition to the many volumes written about the new show, and one that, I suspect, will be referred to long after the more cerebral analyses have faded into oblivion." Paul Simpson, Sci-Fi Bulletin
"Who is the Doctor offers additional depth to the series, partly by picking out the important (and the trivial) things that are done in each episode." —Steven Silver, Steven Silver's Reviews
About the Author
Graeme Burk is a writer and Doctor Who
fan whose work has been featured in the shows anthologies published by the BBC. He is the former editor of Enlightenment
, the fanzine of the Doctor Who Information Network.
Robert Smith is a professor of disease modeling at the University of Ottawa. He is the editor of the Doctor Who Ratings Guide — one of the premier Doctor Who fan websites — and the author of a number of Doctor Who short stories.
They are the coeditors of Time, Unincorporated, a collection of the shows fan writing, and coauthors of Who Is the Doctor. They both live in Ottawa, Ontario.