16 May 2010

The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who

Kitsune Books have published a fascinating book on the intersections of myth and Who (and I'm not just saying that because I'm in it): it's called The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who and it's edited by Anthony S Burdge, Jessica Burke, and Kristine Larsen. It features essays by contributors on both sides of the Pond, including one by the editor of TTZ and a blurb on the back by Jamie Beckwith. (Not to mention a blurb by the editor's one-time professor Dr. Leslie Donovan.) It's also got a foreword by Simon Guerrier. Plug plug plug. Subjects include the Doctor as a Prometheus figure, the Doctor's adoption of wartime morality, Doctor Who and Tolkien, and much more.

The UK launch, hosted by the British Science Fiction Association, takes place this month in London. We will be reporting on it, no doubt, in TTZ7.

Here it is on amazon.com, amazon.co.uk, and the Kitsune Books website.

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