Doctor Who is a significant part of British pop-culture and a cult favourite worldwide. The series has changed radically over the years, with 13 actors portraying the Doctor to date, and with more than 50 companions joining him on his adventures. But the show’s 800 televised episodes (so far) are just the tip of the iceberg, as the Doctor has referenced countless encounters never expanded upon onscreen.
After five decades of time-traveling adventures, you might imagine you knew all there was to know about the greatest hero in all of time and space, but it turns out he was living another life entirely while we weren’t looking. Lost in Time and Space, a softcover volume spanning 350 pages, is the story of that life.
This is not a typical Doctor Who project but, then, RiffTrax.com writer Matthew J Elliott is not an ordinary fan. He’s also the author of Sherlock Holmes on the Air, Sherlock Holmes in Pursuit, The Immortals: An Unauthorized guide to Sherlock and Elementary and The Throne Eternal (available on Kindle), as well as numerous radio plays based on Sherlock Holmes, The Twilight Zone, Vincent Price Presents, Logan’s Run, Perry Mason and The War of the Worlds, has accepted the Herculean task of chronicling those “stories between the stories.”
Beautifully designed, Lost in Time and Space features an insightful foreword by Alan Barnes, the author of the animated Tenth Doctor adventure The Infinite Quest, and a writer and editor for Big Finish Productions’ audio dramas, featuring five of the Doctor’s earlier incarnations.
Lost in Time and Space is the first of Hasslein’s two Doctor Who reference guides, to be followed by Who After 50: Celebrating Five Decades of Doctor Who by Brian J Robb and Paul Simpson, the team behind the SciFi Bulletin web site.
Hasslein Books, co-founded by Paul C. Giachetti and Rich Handley, publishes unauthorised genre-based reference books.
• Lost in Time and Space is now available for purchase at amazon.co.uk and www.CreateSpace.com, and will soon also be available to consumers at www.BarnesandNoble.com, and to resellers via Ingram, NACSCORP and CreateSpace Direct Resellers
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.