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Timeframe (Paperback edition)

By David J Howe

Book review by Paul Scoones

Normally, I wouldn't even attempt to review the paperback release of a previously reviewed hardback. However in the case of the Timeframe paperback, the publishers have made some significant alterations worthy of mention.

For a start, the cover design has been altered to remove references to the 30th anniversary, and the Doctors faces are now grey on black rather than black on black. Within the book, the error with the Birthright cover (printed in reverse in the hardback edition) has been corrected, however The Krotons cover remains the same, even though it is reversed from that printed on the novelisation. Perhaps Timeframe has the artwork the right way around?

The most obvious alterations however are pages 113 and 120, both of which have been completely redesigned and reworded.

Page 113 has a new background illustration of the TARDIS, and the overlaid text has been extended to include such developments as Dimensions in Time, the mini-documentaries and 30 Years in the TARDIS.

Page 120 features new photos from the documentary, Panopticon'93 and the pinball machine replacing those used in the hardback. Again, the text has also been changed and the New Adventures listing goes up to The Left-Handed Hummingbird.

It is commendable that the author and publishers have gone to the effort and expense of updating and correcting this highly attractive collection of Doctor Who visual memorabilia. My views on the book (see TSV 36), apply equally to this edition.

This item appeared in TSV 41 (October 1994).