New Torchwood Books (October 2009)

By Mark
BBC Books have recently revealed information about the next set of Torchwood novels and an upcoming encyclopedia about Torchwood. The synopses for all four of the books have been released but at the moment there are no images of the covers available online. Consequences, Risk Assessment and The Undertaker’s Gift are the titles of the three novels and more information can be viewed below;

Saving the planet, watching over the Rift, preparing the human race for the twenty-first century... Torchwood has been keeping Cardiff safe since the late 1800s. Small teams of heroes, working 24/7, encountering and containing the alien, the bizarre and the inexplicable. But Torchwood do not always see the effects of their actions. What links the Rules and Regulations for replacing a Torchwood leader to the destruction of a shopping centre? How does a witness to an alien's reprisals against Torchwood become caught up in a night of terror in a university library? And why should Gwen and Ianto's actions at a local publisher's have a cost for Torchwood more than half a century earlier? For Torchwood, the past will always catch up with them. And sometimes the future will catch up with the past... Featuring stories by writers for the hit series created by Russell T Davies for BBC Television, including Joseph Lidster and James Moran, plus Andrew Cartmel and David Llewellyn.

Risk Assessment
'Are you trying to tell me, Captain Harkness, that the entire staff of Torchwood Cardiff now consists of yourself, a woman in trousers and a tea boy?' Agnes Haversham is awake, and Jack is worried (and not a little afraid). The Torchwood Assessor is roused from her sleep in only the worst of times - it's happened just four times in the last 100 years. Can the situation really be so bad? Someone, somewhere, is fighting a war, and they're losing badly. the coffins of the dead are coming through the Rift. With thousands of alien bodies floating in the Bristol Channel, it's down to Torchwood to round them all up before a lethal plague breaks out. And now they'll have to do it by the book. The 1901 edition. Featuring Captain Jack Harkness as played by John Barrowman, with Gwen Cooper and Ianto Jones as played by Eve Myles and Gareth David-Lloyd, in the hit series created by Russell T Davis for BBC Television.

The Undertaker’s Gift
The Hokrala Corp lawyers are back. They're suing planet Earth for mishandling the twenty-first century, and they won't tolerate any efforts to repel them. An assassin has been sent to remove Captain Jack Harkness. It's been a busy week in Cardiff. The Hub's latest guest is a translucent, amber jelly carrying a lethal electrical charge. Record numbers of aliens have been coming through the Rift, and Torchwood could do without any more problems. But there are reports of an extraordinary funeral cortege in the night time city, with mysterious pallbearers guarding a rotting cadaver that simply doesn't want to be buried. Torchwood should be ready for anything - but with Jack the target of an invisible killer, Gwen trapped in a forgotten crypt and Ianto Jones falling desperately ill, could a world of suffering by the Undertaker's gift to planet Earth? Featuring Captain Jack Harkness as played by John Barrowman, with Gwen Cooper and Ianto Jones as played by Eve Myles and Gareth David-Lloyd, in the hit series created by Russell T Davies for BBC Television.

Torchwood Encyclopedia
Founded by Queen Victoria in 1879, the Torchwood Institute has been defending Great Britain from the alien hordes for 130 years. Though London's Torchwood One was destroyed during the Battle of Canary Wharf, the small team at Torchwood Three have continued to monitor the space-time Rift that runs through Cardiff, saving the world and battling for the future of the human race. Now you can discover every fact and figure, explore every crack in time and encounter every creature that Torchwood have dealt with. Included here are details of: The secret of the Children of Earth Operatives from Alice Guppy to Gwen Cooper Extraterrestrial visitors from Arcateenians to Weevils The life and deaths of Captain Jack Harkness and much more. Illustrated throughout with photos and artwork from all three series, this A-Z provides everything you need to know about Torchwood.

Risk Assessment will be written by James Goss, The Undertaker’s Gift will be written by Trevor Baxendale and Consequences will be written by; Joseph Lidster, James Moran, Andrew Cartmel and David Llewellyn. All four of these books, including the encyclopedia, are expected for release on the fifteenth of October. The Torchwood Encyclopedia will be written by Gary Russell and is likely going to be in a similar format to his previously released Doctor Who Encyclopedia which is available for purchase now. More information will be posted as soon as it becomes available. Will you be buying these books when they are released?

4 comments so far.

  1. Mark 27 January 2009 at 20:42
    (Please note that the icon in this post was made by me and may be used elsewhere online if credit is given where due, thanks in advance.)

    Personally I can't wait to get these books and am particullary looking forward to the Torchwood encyclopedia. I loved Gary Russell's Doctor Who one and am hoping there will be an updated one for Doctor Who soon too.
  2. Alex 27 January 2009 at 21:09
    Cool These Books Look Fantastic. I Really Want To Get Them.
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  3. I am Jamie Sue! 1 February 2009 at 18:37
    I have been LOVING these books. I liked them even better than the Doctor Who books. I have everyone published so far and am working on collecting the anthologies, unofficial guides, and magazines while I wait for the next on to come out. :)
  4. Marie 5 February 2009 at 11:58
    Excellent! Can't wait, I'm saving up so that I can pre-order the three due out in May, I will then save again for these four! I'm thinking that I may have to get a bigger bookcase :0)x

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