Doctor Who books (fiction, nonfiction, nonfact)

Discussion in 'Doctor Who' started by Steve Roby, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. kirk55555

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    I just got the TARDIS Type 40 Instruction manual. Anyone who likes the Star Trek tech manuals should grab it immediately, and even just people who like the TARDIS in general. It has a lot of cool stuff, including a big section about all the TARDIS interiors from the first one all the way up to and including the 13th Doctor's TARDIS (and several non-Doctor TARDISes), and its all well written (specifically, its written from an in universe perspective).

    Its less "trying to be somewhat scientifically possible" then the old Trek Tech manuals, but quality wise its about as good, its just a great book for people who like stuff like this.
     
  2. Steve Roby

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    I've been reading a few of the NSAs. I'm many years behind, partly saving for a rainy day, partly because some of them have been a bit too much on the younger readers' side of things. But I'm enjoying these ones. Gary Russell's The Glamour Chase was okay, nothing spectacular but readable (I've liked some of his significantly more than this, and at least one I liked a lot less). But the next two were considerably more enjoyable. James Goss's Dead of Winter and Una McCormack's The Way Through the Woods, were well told stories with fresh approaches to stories that weren't, at core, too far removed from other Doctor Who stories we've experienced before. But they both focus on the Doctor/Amy/Rory relationship quite nicely while introducing well-drawn new characters in spooky circumstances. The NSAs may not be the NAs or the EDAs, but I'm glad to be reminded that there's still some good reading there.
     
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    This keeps popping up in my newsfeed, so if I can't ignore it, neither can you. ;)

    It would seem that a short story written by Gareth Roberts has been excised from an upcoming volume due to his transphobic views.

    (At least) One of the writers contacted BBC books questioning Roberts contribution, stating that she would rather have her story removed than appear in the same compilation as him. She fully expected to be the one who was bounced due to Gareth Roberts actually being a name in Doctor Who, but the publisher went in a different direction.

    https://boundingintocomics.com/2019...mped-by-bbc-books-for-stance-on-transgenders/
     
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  4. jaime

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    Hes a very grumpy chap, but i never thought i would see the day when this would happen. Its literally Gay vs Trans. Sad day.

    Edit: read story. Remembered the tweets at the time. Sigh. And its Gay vs Lesbians about Trans. And Roberts wasnt even being that grumpy. Mind you...i believe his household is also conservative...
     
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  6. The Nth Doctor

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    Ugh. Has that site never heard of a return carriage? I guess I should be grateful they bolded the questions. Ugh.
     
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  7. jaime

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    It was very old.
     
  8. The Nth Doctor

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    ...and...?

    What, did typewriters not have return carriages?
     
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  9. jaime

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    Its not that old.

    Somewhere in the middle. Like...2002ish maybe. I didnt check the dates.
     
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    *whoosh*

    :p
     
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  11. Awesome Possum

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    I’ve enjoyed his stories, learning this about him was extremely disappointing and makes it nearly impossible to enjoy his stories, same goes for Graham Linehan who is worse and now harasses people online and tries to prevent charities for children from getting funding.
     
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  12. Allyn Gibson

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    I remember that interview when it was originally published. I even have it saved to my computer. It had hard returns, and Miles' answers were broken up into paragraphs.
     
  13. jaime

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    Bad formatting then xD

    Still. What an interview. And that era of Who books practically shaped the new series. I only got to read unnatural history recntly, and man, Clara owes a lot to Sam, and trenzalore is san francisco. The War and stuff was more an always obvious influence. I suppose Turn Left owes a fair chunk to the Dark Sam concept too.

    I had hoped Graham was going to be Fitz like. But never really got that. Catain Jack owes him a debt though.
     
  14. Allyn Gibson

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    Titan's Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #9, out yesterday, begins a story arc with...

    The Corsair!
     
  15. Mr Awe

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    Well, fuck. There goes being able to enjoy Father Ted!
     
  16. Awesome Possum

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    Yeah, it and IT Crowd. I know separate the art from the artist, but it’s really hard when they’re that awful. The charity ended up getting its funding and a YouTuber ran a multiday video game livestream of Donkey Kong 64 which raised a lot of money largely out of spite because of it, so that worked out well.
     
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  17. Mr Awe

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    I'm not familiar with IT Crowd, but I love(d) Father Ted. :( Very disappointing to hear. I'm glad to hear that the charity worked out well anyway!
     
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  18. Lonemagpie

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    Well, there's still the other writer, Arthur Mathews, who hopefully isn't a douche.
     
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