The Annual Years

With new cover art on the paperback edition by Andrew-Mark Thompson, coverage of all the non-fiction articles, commentary on every single story from Paul Magrs, author of Doctor Who fiction for Big Finish, the BBC and AudioGo – and a whole new chapter on the fan produced 1972 Annual – this is the celebration that the annuals have long been overdue!

  • Pages: 294
  • Cover Art: Andrew-Mark Thompson
  • Author: Paul Magrs


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These extraordinary books are like weird, grotesque shadow-versions of the Show we recognise. They are mutations haunting the wilderness between the domed, protected cities of Canonicity. The world of the Annuals is odder, darker, madder, more psychedelic and surreal. These are adventures in a wilder, destabilized universe. The cosiness of what we recognise as Doctor Who has gone.” – Paul Magrs, from the Introduction

From 1965 to 1986, from William Hartnell to Colin Baker, the World Distributer Doctor Who annuals were weird and witty and wonderful, a big brother to TV Comic and second cousin to Doctor Who Discovers… – and they all the more beloved by us because of that.

Join Paul Magrs in an analysis of every story in the classic Annual run – plus K9 and Company! – as well as a history, a selection of correspondence, interviews with the authors, and more…

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