The sister book to the 2011 Hugo Award-winning Chicks Dig Time Lords…
In Chicks Unravel Time, editors Deborah Stanish (Whedonistas) and L.M. Myles bring together a host of award-winning female writers, media professionals and scientists to examine each season of new and classic Doctor Who from their unique perspectives.
Diana Gabaldon discusses how Jamie McCrimmon inspired her best-selling Outlander series, and Barbara Hambly (Benjamin January Mysteries) examines the delicate balance of rebooting a TV show. Seanan McGuire (Toby Daye series) reveals the power and pain of waiting in Series 5, and Una McCormack (The King’s Dragon) argues that Sylvester McCoy’s final year of Doctor Who is the show’s best season ever.
Other contributors include Juliet E. McKenna (Einarrin series), Tansy Rayner Roberts (Power and Majesty), Sarah Lotz (The Mall), Martha Wells (The Cloud Roads), Joan Frances Turner (Dust), Rachel Swirsky (“Fields of Gold”) and Aliette de Bodard (Obsidian and Blood series).
I was so excited to be invited to be part of this book, now available for pre-order on Amazon. The season I got to tackle was Season 23 AKA Trial of a Time Lord and yes, it was one of the ones I volunteered for! I had a marvellous time rewatching and wrapping my head around one of the more problematic and controversial seasons, which was also (in parts) one of the more beloved and watched-a-zillion-times stories of my childhood. And I can’t wait to see what the other contributors came up with – I can’t believe they got Diana Gabaldon to talk about Jamie! *bounces happily*
Chicks Unravel Time: Women Journey Through Every Season of Doctor Who will be released in November.