Lance Parkin is a British author, best known for writing fiction and reference books for television series, in particular some of the most influential Doctor Who novels (Father Time, The Gallifrey Chronicles, etc.). He also worked on the Emmerdale television series as a production assistant. Lars Pearson has served as editor-in-chief and publisher of Mad Norwegian Press since 2001, overseeing such works as the Hugo Award-winning Chicks Dig... essay book series and the (to date) eight-volume About Time series, a seminal work on Doctor Who. With Lance Parkin, he co-writes the definitive Doctor Who timeline Ahistory (now 30,000 words bigger than War and Peace). For three years, he was a staff editor at Wizard Entertainment, working on such magazines as InQuest Gamer, ToyFare and Wizard.