I’m super-excited and proud to announce that I have an essay in Chicks Unravel Time (Mad Norwegian Press, edited by Deb Stanish and L M Myles), a look at every season of Doctor Who from a female perspective. Other contributors include Barbara Hambly (so I know what my mum will REALLY be excited about), Joan Frances Turner, and Diana Gabaldon, so I’m in totally august company.
I got to write about season 17, and the way its reputation has been rehabilitated since it first aired. You may ask, “How can a season that was script edited by Douglas Adams and included Daleks, Paris and a guys in bull masks and platform shoes get a reputation for being bad?” And I say, “I DON’T EVEN KNOW! But it’s surprisingly good despite budget problems and general behind-the-scenes shenanigans, and is driven by relationships and women in a way that people generally don’t expect of Classic Who.”
Then I talk about Nick and Nora Charles and get in a reference to Sherlock and a dig at Adric.
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I’m totally getting a copy of this book now. Doctor Who and feminist analysis? Couldn’t ask for anything more. 🙂
I’m Jo, by the way. We’ve already been introduced, but I thought I’d drop a line anyway. It’s nice to see that there are other adults around who are also still fascinated by Enid Blyton!
Yay! I hope you like it. I’ve only seen a couple of the other essays, but the editors themselves got into a debate on a podcast just released about whether or not it’s a feminist book. One says yes, the other says no, I’m thinking, to an extent, but it will depend on the actual content!