Telos Publishing

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For the American Telos Press Publishing, see Telos (journal).

Telos Publishing Ltd. is a publishing company, originally established by David J. Howe and Stephen James Walker, with their first publication being a horror anthology based on the television series Urban Gothic in 2001. The name comes from that of the fictional planet Telos from the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who.

Since being formed, Telos Publishing Ltd. has published a wide variety of works, from original novellas based on Doctor Who to original horror and fantasy novels. They also produce a variety of unofficial guide books to popular television and film series, as well as the Time Hunter series of novellas. Starburst magazine called them "perhaps the UK's best-known independent publishers of Doctor Who books".[1]

Telos have employed many unknown writers, and also publish work by known award-winning authors such as Graham Masterton and Simon Clark. They have also been nominated for a variety of awards in their own right, such as the Canadian Prix Aurora Award,[2] and the British Fantasy Awards, where they won the PS Publishing Award for Best Small Press in 2010[3] and 2011.[4] One of their publications, the Doctor Who novella Small Gods by Jonathan Blum and Kate Orman, won an Aurealis Award for Best Australian Science Fiction Novel, the first television tie-in to receive a major science-fiction award.[5] Christopher Fowler's novella Breathe won the British Fantasy Society Award for best novella in 2005.[6] In 2006, Telos' founders Howe and Walker won the World Fantasy Award for Best Non-Professional for their publishing work.[7]

Authors of Note Published by Telos[edit]

Authors published by Telos Publishing have included Graham Masterton, William S Burroughs, George Mann (writer), Simon Clark, Sam Stone, Paul Finch, Simon Morden, Christopher Fowler, Raven Dane, Fiona Moore, Alan Stevens (writer), Neil Gaimon, Helen McCabe, Priscilla Masters, Mike Ripley, Hank Janson, Tanith Lee, Stephen Laws (novelist), Juliette Benzoni, Stephen James Walker and David J. Howe.


  1. ^ Southall, J.R. (30 March 2012). "Books! The Best Weapons In The World! - A Guide to Independent Doctor Who Publishing". Starburst. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Willett, Edward. "Prix Aurora Awards nominees (so far) include several SF Canada members". SF Canada. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Frei, Elaine. "British Fantasy Award winners are announced". Chronicles. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "And the winners are … BFA winners announced!". British Fantasy Society. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Juddery, Mark (1 January 2005). "The spin-off doctors". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "The British Fantasy Awards". 
  7. ^ "2006 World Fantasy Award Winners & Nominees". World Fantasy. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 

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