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Chicks Unravel Time: Women Journey Through Every Season of Doctor Who edited by Deborah Stanish & L M Myles, Lance Parkin & Lars Pearson (book review)

Look at the website at www.madnorwegian.com and you’ll get details of this book, Chicks ‘Unravel Time: Women Journey Through Every Season of Doctor Who’ edited by Deborah Stanish & L M Myles, Lance Parkin & Lars Pearson, containing a large number of essays all written by women on the subject of ‘Doctor Who’. Released in November 2012, the 33 essays seem to cover virtually every aspect of the Doctor’s life, philosophy and anatomy, making it an enjoyable and critical extravaganza. The authors come from all corners of life, some being writers, scientists, media experts and newspaper journalists.


You can buy this book through their website but only as part of a package with other books. However, going through Amazon allows you to purchase it individually in various formats including Kindle and costs about £10.

Subjects are wide ranging, including regeneration, Tom Baker, robots and Time Lords. Everything is written by women but this doesn’t necessarily mean that it is all women-orientated. The articles are not feminist but are basically commentaries on the entire ‘Doctor Who’ series. Anyone interested in this media phenomenon will be keen to read such a book.

270 pages represents good value for money. All the generations or regenerations are given space from William Hartnell right up to David Tennant in styles that are witty and poignant. To learn more, simply consult the website where you can download the contents page and lots more information about subjects and authors.

Rod MacDonald

(pub: Mad Norwegian Press. 270 page enlarged paperback. Price: $14.95 (US). ISBN: 978-1-93523410-4)
check out website: www.madnorwegian.com

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