The Secret Lives of Monsters is a short story by Justin Richards published in 2014 as part of the larger book Doctor Who: The Secret Lives of Monsters. The book was written as an exposé by the leading alientologist Justin Richards of the alien activity covered up by governments and multinational organisations like UNIT and Torchwood.
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A unique, in-depth look into the hidden lives and mysteries of the monsters from the hit BBC series Doctor Who—a fully illustrated color compendium that reveals proof of the existence of alien life out there and among us, packaged with removable artwork commissioned exclusively for the book.
For years, world governments and multinational organizations like the secretive UNIT have suppressed the truth. In this book, leading alientologist Justin Richards finally blows the lid off the biggest conspiracy to radically alter our world since The Scarlioni Incident.
Not only is there proof that alien life exists. The aliens are already here. Based on exclusive access to classified UNIT and Torchwood files—shocking information that has been suppressed for centuries—The Secret Lives of Monsters reveals the terrifying truth behind the rumors and legends.
Packed with iconic photographs, eyewitness accounts, diagrams and illustrations, and sixteen removable color prints, The Secret Lives of Monsters offers background details on a diverse range of alien species—including planetary and genetic origins, habits, social organization, and first human contact. If you want to know why the Sontaran’s probic vent is his weak point or what it is used for; how Daleks reproduce; or how to determine whether your best friend is a Zygon, the answers—as well as everything you need to know to survive future invasions—are here in The Secret Lives of Monsters.
After the Dalek invasion of 2009, the Battle of Canary Wharf and other incidents, it becomes clear that humanity is not alone in the universe. The alientologist Justin Richards brings together evidence that has been hidden for centuries to reveal the truth of alien life on Earth in the book The Secret Lives of Monsters. The book consists largely of previously classified documents compiled and published for the first time by Richards with the help of whistleblowers and journalists, including James Stevens. The book is then found at the printers by the Twelfth Doctor, who replaces its Afterword with his own note for readers. The Doctor warns people that the monsters in The Secret Lives of Monsters are much more terrifying than even the book suggests and that there are many more that it didn't mention. He tells people that it's a good start, but only scratches the surface and that they shouldn't become complacent. He says to watch out for monsters, before he is abruptly cut off mid-sentence by an apparent monster attack.
- The Cybermen
- The Daleks
- The Great Intelligence
- The Ice Wariors
- The Judoon
- The Krillitanes
- The Nestene & The Autons
- The Ood
- The Silence
- The Silurians & Sea Devils
- The Slitheen
- The Sontarans
- The Weeping Angels
- The Zygons
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- James Stevens from the novel Who Killed Kennedy is a source for some of the documents in the novel.
- Mention is made of Abslom Daak from the Doctor Who Magazine comic strip, Jeremy Fitzoliver from the audio stories The Paradise of Death and The Ghosts of N-Space and the Library of St John the Beheaded from the novel All-Consuming Fire.
- The stories of the creation of the Daleks either by the Halldons of Ameron (PROSE: We are the Daleks!) or the scientist Yarvelling, (COMIC: Genesis of Evil) and their precursors once being called Dals (TV: "The Ambush") are described as legends based in half-truths, with it being suggested that Davros creating the Daleks out of deliberately engineered Kaled survivors which are put inside Davros' travel machines (TV: Genesis of the Daleks) is the more correct telling of this genesis.
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