Doctor Who Collection Features Stories About Women By Women

first_img HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster The future is female: BBC this week unveiled a new collection of Doctor Who stories—written by and about women.“The Day She Saved The Doctor” features four modern companions*, as composed by four thoroughly modern authors.Long-time Who scribe Jacqueline Rayner (she’s penned 16 licensed books and audio plays) is joined by novelists Dorothy Koomson and Jenny T. Colgan (whose tie-in narrative “Dark Horizons” was published in 2012 under the name J. T. Colgan).Comedian, TV presenter, radio panellist, Strictly Come Dancing contestant, and proud Glaswegian Susan Calman also contributes.Details are scant. The BBC revealed only that the book stars Rose Tyler, Clara Oswald, Bill Potts, and Sarah Jane Smith “as they explore time and space, get into trouble, fight enemies with the Doctor, and—more often than not—step in to save his life.”Presumably, each author was paired with her own companion and sent off to spin a yarn; the cover (designed by Kelly Wagner) promises “four stories from the TARDIS.”Geared at younger readers, this anthology is sure to please any feminist Whovian (via BBC)“Recognizing the Doctor’s female friends from across the show’s history, and in celebration of female talent in science fiction, the anthology will publish on International Women’s Day”—March 8, 2018.Geared toward younger fans (but inviting of all Whovians), “The Day She Saved The Doctor” is available now to pre-order in the US (currently exclusive to Kindle) and UK, where you can purchase it in hardcover (and pay for shipping).With the Doctor Who Christmas special—and, more importantly, Jodie Whittaker’s debut as the Thirteenth Doctor—almost in our grasp, news of an all-female-authored story collection is exactly the gift we need this season.And, thanks to a recent partnership between BBC Books and Penguin Random House Children’s UK, it won’t be the last.An exclusive series of season 11 stories—fiction, nonfiction, activity, novelty, audio—will be led by Whittaker, and aim to introduce the long-running show and its time-traveling topliner to new audiences, as well as indulge die-hard fans.Tune in on Dec. 25 to BBC and BBC America to watch the Twelfth Doctor team up with the First Doctor (David Bradley as William Hartnell), before regenerating into his latest (and perhaps greatest) form.* Three contemporary and one prevailing classic Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img Stay on targetlast_img

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