We’ve learned via Outpost Gallifrey that author Peter Haining – responsible for several non-fiction Doctor Who books in the 1980s – has died.
Most notable in his works was the 20th Anniversary volume Doctor Who : A Celebration; Two Decades Through Time and Space (1983), however his later books were popular with fans, such as:
- The Key to Time : A Year by Year Record (1984)
- The Doctor Who File (1986)
- The Time-Travellers Guide (1987)
- The Nine Lives of Doctor Who (1999)
Haining’s work wasn’t limited to Doctor Who or sci-fi, being responsible for books on James Bond, Charlie Chaplin, Elvis Presley and Bridget Bardot to name but a few.
Peter Haining also edited numerous fantasy and horror anthologies from 1966 onwards, and won a special British Fantasy Award, the Karl Edward Wagner Award, in 2001.
He was 67, and a heart attack is believed to have been the cause of death.