The Forbidden Planet London Megastore has a special event planned for Doctor Who fans, especially for those eager to delve further into the history and folklore of the Time Lords.

On Saturday, June 17th, from 1 – 2pm, Writers Steve Tribe and Richard Dinnick will be in attendance to sign copies of their respective books. ‘A Brief History of Time Lords’ and ‘Myths and Legends’.

Doctor Who: A Brief History of Time Lords - (C) BBC BOOKS
Doctor Who: A Brief History of Time Lords – (C) BBC BOOKS

‘A Brief History of Time Lords’ by Steve Tribe is a 160 page illustrated ‘secret’ history of the Time Lords of Gallifrey. This book “unlocks the secrets of this ancient, legendary alien race – a civilisation that inflicted some of its most notorious renegades and criminals on the universe, but was also the benevolent power that rid the cosmos of its most fearsome enemies. Drawn from the ancient records of Gallifrey and from legends and stories handed down from generation to generation, this remarkable book reveals the Time Lords in all of their guises: pioneers and power-mad conspirators, time travellers and tyrants, creators and destroyers.

Be careful who you share it with.

Tribe is no rookie to Doctor Who as he was project editor on Doctor Who: The Encyclopaedia as well as writing Doctor Who: Companions and Allies, The TARDIS Handbook and more including working with James Goss on three books.


‘Myths and Legends’ is a 288-page book by Richard Dinnick. This is the very first book of illustrated Time Lord mythology – epic tales from the Whoniverse.

For thousands of years, epic stories have been passed down from Time Lord to student, generation to generation. The truth of these tales was lost millennia ago, but the myths and legends themselves are timeless. These are the most enduring of those tales. From the princess Manussa and her giant snake Mara, to the Vardon Horse of Xeriphin, these stories shed light on the universe around us and the beings from other worlds that we meet. Myths hold up a mirror to our past, present and future, explaining our culture, our history, our hopes and fears. A collection of epic adventures from the Time Lords’ mist-covered past, Myths and Legends is an unforgettable gallery of heroes and villains, gods and monsters.”

Richard Dinnick is also a well-established writer with strong ties to Doctor Who, including, but not limited to working with Big Finish, Doctor Who Adventures, Doctor Who insider as well as with Titan publishing and more.

Forbidden Planet is the largest store of its kind in the world. Some of the biggest names in SF, Fantasy and Cult Entertainment have attended the London Megastore for events, including Sam Raimi, Guillermo del Toro, Terry Gilliam, Christopher Lee, Simon Pegg, William Gibson, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, and Stephen King.

For more about signings please go to:’

A Brief History of Time Lords’ is released on May 18th followed by Myths and Legends on June 29th. Both are available to pre-order now.


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