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Justin Richards : biography

14 September 1961 -

Justin Richards is a British writer. He has written science fiction and fantasy novels, including series set in Victorian or early-20th-century London, and also adventure stories set in the present day. He has written many spin-off novels, reference books and audio plays based on the long-running BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, and he is Creative Consultant for the BBC Books range of Doctor Who novels.

Life

Richards was born in Epping, Essex, on 14 September 1961. After attending Dean Close School in Cheltenham he obtained a BA (Hons) in English and Theatre at the University of Warwick.

As well as his literary career, Richards has worked as a technical writer, editor, programmer, and user interface designer at IBM, and as an errand boy in a hotel.

Richards is married with two sons, and lives in Warwickshire.

Books

Books based on the Doctor Who series

For Virgin Books

  • Virgin New Adventures
    • Theatre of War (1994)
    • Dragons' Wrath (1997)
    • The Medusa Effect (1998)
    • Tears of the Oracle (1999)
    • The Joy Device (1999)
    • The Doomsday Manuscript (2000) — featuring Professor Bernice Summerfield
  • Virgin Missing Adventures
    • System Shock (1995)
    • The Sands of Time (1996)
  • Virgin Decalog
    • Decalog 3, Consequences (1996) (editor, with Andy Lane)
    • Decalog 4, Re:generations (1997) (editor, with Andy Lane)
    • Dependence Day (Decalog 4, Re:generations, 1997) (with Andy Lane)

For BBC Books

  • Past Doctor Adventures
    • Dreams of Empire (1998)
    • Millennium Shock (1999)
    • Grave Matter (2000)
    • The Shadow in the Glass (2001) (with Stephen Cole)
  • Eighth Doctor Adventures
    • Option Lock (1998)
    • Demontage (1999)
    • The Banquo Legacy (2000) (with Andy Lane)
    • The Burning (2000)
    • Time Zero (2002)
    • Sometime Never... (2004)
  • New Series Adventures
    • Ninth Doctor
      • The Clockwise Man (2005)
      • The Deviant Strain (2005)
    • Tenth Doctor
      • The Resurrection Casket (2006)
      • Martha in the Mirror (2008)
    • Eleventh Doctor
      • Apollo 23 (2010)
      • Plague of the Cybermen (2013)
  • Quick Reads
    • Code of the Krillitanes (2010)
  • The Darksmith Legacy
    • 1: The Dust of Ages (2009)
    • 4: The Depths of Despair (2009)
    • 7: The Planet of Oblivion (2009)
    • 10: The End of Time (2009)
  • Graphic novels
    • The Only Good Dalek (2010) (with artist Mike Collins)
  • Activity books
    • Time Lord in Training (2007) — with press-out and make models
  • Reference books
    • The Book of Lists (1997) (with Andrew Martin)
    • The Legend (2003)
    • The Legend Continues (2005)
  • The Doctor Who Monsters Books
    • 1: Monsters And Villains (2005)
    • 2: Aliens and Enemies (2006)
    • 3: Creatures and Demons (2007)
    • 4: Starships and Spacestations (2008)
    • The Ultimate Monster Guide (2009) — a collection of reworked extracts from the earlier books together with new material.
  • Doctor Who Files
    • Taking Mickey in 5: Mickey (2006) (main writer Moray Laing)
    • A Dog's Life in 6: K-9 (2006) (main writer Jacqueline Rayner)
    • Mission to Galacton in 7: The Daleks (2006) (main writer Jacqueline Rayner)
    • Going off the Rails in 8: The Cybermen (2006) (main writer Jacqueline Rayner)
    • Needle Point in 9: Martha (2007) (main writer Moray Laing)
    • 10: Captain Jack (2007) including the story Best Friends
    • Birth of a Legend in 11: The Cult of Skaro (2007) (main writer Matt Kemp)
    • 12: The TARDIS (2007) including the story The Secret of the Stones
    • 13: The Sontarans (2008) including the story Blind Terror
    • Disappearing Act in 14: The Ood (2008) (main writer Moray Laing)
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