purplecat: The Eighth Doctor (Who:Eight)
purplecat ([personal profile] purplecat) wrote2019-02-16 12:56 pm

Random Doctor Who Picture

Book Cover for the Infinity Doctors by Lance Parkin.  A White background with the Doctor's Ring showing a swirling galaxy in the large blue stone
The difficulty with this book is where to shelve it since it is clearly intended to be an AU in which the Doctor never left Gallifrey though. Until about halfway through the book, I was kidding myself that I could pretend it was set after he had returned to Gallifrey at some point in the future but no. Anyway, since the Eight Doctor adventures occur in canon in publication order I eventually opted to shelve it among them in publication order.
shivver: (Five)

[personal profile] shivver 2019-02-17 05:09 am (UTC)(link)
Omg, how coincidental! I’m at Gallifrey One in Los Angeles right now, and Lance Parkin is one of the guests. He did a panel called “The Canon of Doctor Who” with Lars Pearson, talking about their work on the DW timeline book “Ahistory”, which puts all 2500 stories of DW (TV, audio, comics, novels, DWM comics, etc.) into one timeline as much as possible. They talked about this book and the difficulties it presents, and Parkin said that he owns several copies of the book and has it shelved in multiple places corresponding to where in the timeline different parts of it should be inserted.