David J. Howe has been involved with Doctor Who research and writing for over thirty years. He has been consultant to a large number of publishers and manufacturers for their Doctor Who lines, and is author or co-author of over thirty factual titles associated with the show.
He also has one of the largest collections of Doctor Who merchandise in the world. David was contributing editor to Starburst Magazine for seventeen years from 1984 – 2001. Since 1994, he was book reviews editor for Shivers Magazine until it ceased publication in 2008.
In addition, he has written articles, interviews, and reviews for a wide number of publications, including Fear, Dreamwatch, Infinity, Stage and Television Today, The Dark Side, Doctor Who Magazine, The Guardian, Film Review, SFX, Sci-Fi Entertainment, Collectors’ Gazette, Deathray, and The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
He edited the bi-monthly newsletter of the British Fantasy Society from 1992 to 1995, and also edited and published several books for them, including the British and World Fantasy Award shortlisted Manitou Man, a limited edition hardback and paperback collection of short fiction by horror author Graham Masterton.
He wrote the book Reflections: The Fantasy Art of Stephen Bradbury for Dragon’s World Publishers and has contributed short fiction to Peeping Tom, Dark Asylum, Decalog, Dark Horizons, Kimota, Perfect Timing, Perfect Timing II, Missing Pieces, Shrouded by Darkness, and Murky Depths, and factual articles to James Herbert: By Horror Haunted and The Radio Times Guide to Science Fiction. He wrote the screenplay for Daemos Rising, a film released on DVD by Reeltime Pictures in 2004. In 2010 David was asked to work on another Doctor Who related screenplay by Reeltime Pictures. The resulting project was announced in March 2013, as White Witch of Devil’s End, a series of Talking Heads style monologues. David wrote the story, Daemos Returns, for this, and co-edited the finished screenplay. White Witch of Devil’s End stars Damaris Hayman, reprising her role as Olive Hawthorne, first seen in the Doctor Who serial “The Daemons”.
Another notable work of fiction is Talespinning, a collection containing David’s many short story pieces and screenplays. Other short fiction, co-written with Sam Stone, “Survival of the Fittest”, has recently appeared in the April Moon Books anthology, I.
He is currently Editorial Director of Telos Publishing Ltd, a UK based independent press specialising in horror/science fiction novellas, crime novels, and guides to a variety of film and TV shows. In 2006, the company won the World Fantasy Award for their publishing work and in 2010 and 2011 won the British Fantasy Award for Best Small Press.