The New Adventures/Decalog FAQ
The New Adventures/Decalog FAQ
This FAQ is the third of three "Books" FAQs .
This FAQ was written by Richard Prekodravac (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This FAQ is located at the following Web Sites:
Chuck Foster's place
1. General Questions.
(a) What are New Adventures?
(b) How do they differ from the Doctor Who New Adventures?
(c) What are the Decalogs?
2. The New Adventures
(a) Who are the main characters of the New Adventures?
3. Books slated for release
(a) The New Adventures
(b) The Decalogs
4. So you want to become an author.
(a) Does Virgin Publishing accept submissions
(b) Where can I get a copy of the Writers' Guidelines?
(c) What is Virgin's address?
5. Availability of books.
(a) How can I get these books?
(b) Distribution problems?
Section One: General Questions.
***What are the New Adventures?***
The New Adventures is the series of novels featuring characters
established by Virgin Publishing during 1991-1996 when they were
publishing the Doctor Who New Adventures.
Contrary to popular belief as Rebecca Levene. the series editor. said in
an interview in Broadsword (issue 13): [the New Adventures are] actually
intended to showcase the entire NA cast and universe - Bernice won't be a
central character in every book."
***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 off 1997 are:
Decalog 4 dealing with Roz's ancestory and the Xhosa people (khulula
Decalog 5 which looks at 10 wonders of the universe.
Section Two: The New Adventures
***Who are the main characters of the New Adventures?***
Wolsey (the cat)
Section Three: Books slated for release.
May Oh no it isn't! Paul Cornell
June Dragons' Wrath Justin Richards
July Beyond the Sun Mathew Jones
August Ship of Fools Dave Stone
September Down Lawrance Miles
October Deadfall Gary Russell
November Ghost Devices Simon Bucher-Jones
December Mean Streets Terrance Dicks
January Tempest Christopher Bulis
February Walking To Babylon Kate Orman
March Oblivion Dave Stone
April The Medusa Effect Justin Richards
May Dry Pilgrimage Paul Leonard and Nick Walters
May Decalog 4 edited by Justin Richards and Andy Lane
September Decalog 5 edited by Jim Mortimore and Paul Hinder
Section Four: 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 at various
Web pages such as Broadsword, Nitro-9
***What is Virgin's address***
332 Ladbroke Grove
London W10 5AH
Section Five: Availability of books
***How can I get these books?***
You may be able to find the latest releases at your local major bookstore
chain, however you may not have much luck in some cases. You may have to
order the books using the ISBN numbers that are included in the monthly
FAQ by Siobahn Morgan.
Distributers on the Web
Tel: +44 (0) 1753 889 988
contact Andrew Wong for details: E-mail: email@example.com
Other distributers are on the Web such as The Who Shop and John Fitton
You can write to Virgin Publishing Ltd. if you are having problems with
the distribution of NAs and MAs in your area (address supplied in section