- You may be looking for the episode of "The Fan Show" about this book's release.
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.
|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|
- 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.