The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who was a collection of short stories and a guide to the science in Doctor Who.

Publisher's summary Edit

Doctor Who stories are many things: thrilling adventures, historical dramas, tales of love and war and jelly babies. They're also science fiction - but how much of the science is actually real, and how much is really fiction?

The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who is a mind-bending blend of story and science that will help you see Doctor Who in a whole new light, weaving together a series of all-new adventures, featuring every incarnation of the Doctor. With commentary that explores the possibilities of time travel, life on other planets, artificial intelligence, parallel universes and more, Simon Guerrier and Dr Marek Kukula show how Doctor Who uses science to inform its unique style of storytelling - and just how close it has often come to predicting future scientific discoveries. This book is your chance to be the Doctor's companion and explore what's out there. It will make you laugh, and think, and see the world around you differently. Because anything could be out there. And going out there is the only way to learn what it is.

Stories Edit

# Title Author Doctor Companion(s)
1 Sunset Over Venus Mark Wright 12th Clara
2 The Lost Generation George Mann 4th Sarah
3 The Room with All the Doors James Goss 2nd None
4 The Hungry Night Jonathan Morris 9th
5 All the Empty Towers Jenny Colgan 12th Clara
6 Rewriting History James Swallow 10th Martha
7 Silver Mosquitoes L.M. Myles 12th Clara
8 In Search of Lost Time Una McCormack 11th
9 Natural Regression Justin Richards 8th
10 Potential Energy Jacqueline Rayner 6th Peri
11 The Arboreals Marc Platt 1st Susan
12 The Piper Mark Morris 3rd Jo
13 The Girl Who Stole the Stars Andrew Cartmel 7th Ace, Raine
14 The Mercy Seats David Llewellyn 12th
15 The Constant Doctor Andrew Smith 5th, 12th Adric, Nyssa, Tegan

Notes Edit

  • Although the publisher's summary states that every (main) incarnation of "the Doctor" is featured, the War Doctor is excluded; this siutation is far from unique, and can likely be blamed on the fact he only carried the title of "the Doctor" at the very end of his life and regenerated almost immediately after reclaiming it, meaning writers have no way of authoring stories where he is truly "the Doctor". The out-of universe reason is, of course, that he was never incumbent, so is often simply overlooked.
  • The North American edition by Harper Design makes no reference on the cover to this being a short-story collection (and its cover design omits the photo of the Twelfth Doctor). Only Guerrier and Kukula are credited as the authors. As such, it's common to see this book filed among science and non-fiction books, rather than alongside other Doctor Who fiction.

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