Virgin Worlds FAQ 1.1
by Richard Prekodravac
This FAQ is one of three FAQs dealing with books that are of interest to
the newsgroup rec.arts.drwho
The first FAQ is concerned with Virgin Publishing's Doctor Who New
Adventures, Missing Adventures and Decalogs. This FAQ is broken into two
The second FAQ is the BBC Books FAQ concerns the series of Doctor Who
books with the featuring the eighth Doctor and the previous Doctors one
through to seven.
The third FAQ (this FAQ) is the Virgin Worlds FAQ concerns the Benny New
Adventures and science-fiction novels soon to be released by Virgin
This FAQ in its original form was written by Richard Prekodravac (no
longer on the net)
This FAQ is maintained by The Flying Dutchman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
It is vital that when reading this FAQ that you should also read the FAQ
1. General Questions.
(a) What are Virgin Worlds
(b) What are the Benny New Adventures?
(c) What are the Decalogs?
2. Books slated for release
(a) The Benny New Adventures
(b) The Decalogs
3. So you want to become an author
Section One: General Questions.
***What are the Virgin Worlds?***
Virgin Worlds is the name given to Virgin Publishings Ltd range of
Although no books have been announce but there are authors such as Lance
Parkin planning a Virgin Worlds book.
***What are the Benny New Adventures?***
Benny New Adventures is the series of novels featuring Bernice
Summerfield and Wolsey her cat. Several other Doctor Who New Adventure
characters will make an appearance in these books
The covers are available for preview at the Doctor Who Books Page
***What are the Decalogs?***
The Decalogs are a collection of 10 short pieces of fiction, linked by a
running theme. The first three Decalogs dealt with characters from the
Doctor Who universe.
Two Decalogs are slated for 1997:
Decalog 4 dealing with Roz's ancestory and the Xhosa people (khulula
Decalog 5 which looks at 10 wonders of the universe.
Section Two: Books slated for release.
***Benny New Adventures***
May Oh no it isn't! by Paul Cornell
June Dragons' Wrath by Justin Richards
July Beyond the Sun by Mathew Jones
August Ship of Fools by Dave Stone
September Down by Lawrance Miles
October Deadfall by Gary Russell
May Decalog 4 edited by Justin Richards and Andy Lane
September Decalog 5 edited by Jim Mortimore and Paul Hinder
Section Three: So you want to become an author
***Does Virgin Publishing accept submissions***
Yes, however for the moment they are asking to withhold any submission
you want to make until they are ready to commission new authors. Virgin
are not looking at any submissions for the Benny New Adventures.
***Where can I get a copy of the Writers' Guidelines***
Through contacting Virgin Publishing, or you can obtain a copy the
writers' guidelines at Dave Golding's Web page:
***What is Virgin's address***
332 Ladbroke Grove
London W10 5AH