It’s official: After nearly 10 years, the original OUTSIDE IN volume–ATB Publishing’s inaugural publication–has gone out of print.

In November 2012, ATB released the first volume of the OUTSIDE IN series, featuring 160 writers sharing 160 new perspectives on all 160 classic Doctor Who stories. Since then, the series has continued to explore our favorite fictional worlds with an ever-growing, eclectic mix of diverse and inclusive voices offering their own unique takes on everything from Modern Doctor Who and Star Trek (Original and Next Generation) to the Buffy and X-Files universes. Future volumes will visit the space stations Babylon 5 and Deep Space Nine, as well as examine the twisted mysteries of Twin Peaks and the futuristic intrigue of Blake’s 7.

The legacy of the original OUTSIDE IN will also continue in the form of a celebratory volume first announced back in February 2020 and scheduled for OUTSIDE IN’s 10th anniversary in November 2022, going back to the very beginning with a collection that will bring the same distinctive approach to critical commentary on pop culture that has evolved in more recent volumes of the series, refreshing the original release with all-new essays and voices that will once again tackle all of classic Doctor Who.

OUTSIDE IN REGENERATES: 160 New New Perspectives on 160 Classic Doctor Who Stories by 160 Writers will be a celebration of both the television series and the book series inspired by it, with 160 completely different and even more varied essays on every adventure, each written by a different writer than the one that tackled that story in the original volume.

Thank you to all of our dedicated readers for making OUTSIDE IN such a success, and supporting ATB Publishing for nearly a full decade of books about your favorite fictional worlds!

OUTSIDE IN MAKES IT SO SUPPLEMENTAL: 11 Unique Perspectives on 11 STAR TREK PICARD Stories by 11 Writers


Put ten Star Trek: Picard fans in a room and you’ll wind up with eleven opinions (appropriately enough this time around), 47 heated debates about the nature of synthetic life and somebody cosplaying Rios in a transporter accident with a space orchid. That’s because Star Trek fans are gloriously weird, uniquely different and sometimes entirely outlandish. And so is this book.

Celebrating the return of Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: Picard, OUTSIDE IN MAKES IT SO SUPPLEMENTAL is a special free PDF-only collection of 11 reviews, one for every story of the show’s first season. Well, we say “reviews”, but we mean that loosely: within these pages, you’ll find political addresses, lectures, obituaries, fantasies, reality TV shows and even a Borg bake-off, not to mention insightful and thoughtful articles examining Star Trek: Picard from just about every angle imaginable…and then some!

Provocative, engrossing, hilarious and utterly gonzo. This is OUTSIDE IN.

Featuring contributions from:
Rich Handley
Liu Yin
Jessica C. Clark
Anthony Wilson
Andy Hicks
Lars Pearson
Drew Meyer
Arnold T. Blumberg
Rebecca Iverson
Ashley Heaton Kuczenski
Eric Pelot
Jason A. Miller


And if you enjoy this free release, why not catch up with OUTSIDE IN MAKES IT SO: 174 New Perspectives on 174 STAR TREK TNG Stories by 174 Writers, covering the entire run of Star Trek: The Next Generation and the TNG feature films, as well as the many other volumes of the OUTSIDE IN series, all available now!


With OUTSIDE IN GAINS A SOUL, the eclectic series of essay collections on your favorite genre TV shows revisits the Whedon/Buffyverse first explored in last year’s OUTSIDE IN TAKES A STAB. Featuring 127 writers covering every episode of ANGEL, with the entire run of FIREFLY and a few other extras tossed in as a bonus, GAINS A SOUL is one of our most diverse and dynamic volumes yet!

To give prospective readers a glimpse of what awaits them, we’ve prepared this free PDF sampler showcasing five of the 127 selections in the book. We hope you enjoy them and then grab a complete copy of OUTSIDE IN GAINS A SOUL to read the rest!

From OUTSIDE IN: Jennifer Adams Kelley on “Logopolis”

Doctor Who fandom lost a titan on February 26, 2019, when RED WHITE AND WHO co-author and OUTSIDE IN contributor Jennifer Adams Kelley passed away after a short battle with cancer. We were asked by OUTSIDE IN Range Editor Robert Smith? to share Jennifer’s piece on the classic Doctor Who story, “Logopolis,” from the first OUTSIDE IN volume. “It’s a brilliant take and would be nice for people to read,” Smith? said, and we agree.

Click on the image below for a three-page PDF of Jennifer’s essay.

INSIDE OUTSIDE IN 2: Free Extra for OUTSIDE IN fans!

There’s a renewed excitement about new DOCTOR WHO and the OUTSIDE IN series, thanks to the debut of Series 11 and the recent glowing review of OUTSIDE IN 2 over at the Temple of Geek website.

OUTSIDE IN Editor, Dr. Robert Smith?, has responded by offering this extended extra collection of initially omitted essays and related notes FREE for all fans! Download the PDF now, and thanks for supporting OUTSIDE IN and ATB Publishing!

Our 2018 Release Schedule

It’s official! Our 2018 release dates are set and we couldn’t be more excited. Stay tuned for our first cover reveal soon, but for now, here’s our slate for the year!