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Book cover for The women who lived.  Artists drawings of Thirteen (centre), Idris, River, Missy, Osgood, Donna, Clara, Bill, Yaz and Amy.  Amazing Tales for Future Time Lords is the tag line above the names of the authors Christel Dee and Simon Guerrier
Freebie postcard from Vworp!


The teenager got me this book for my birthday on the strength of it being publicised at Vworp! I think we were both a little disappointed with the reality which is capsule biographies of various women in Doctor Who not, as we'd somehow thought, new short stories about them. Still, there is lots of pretty artwork and it's the kind of thing I would have loved as a child/teenager getting into the fandom - though I'm less clear how much demand there is for this kind of thing in the age of the Internet.

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Date: 2019-02-02 03:11 pm (UTC)
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It seems very much to have been sold as an artwork anthology and event publication rather than for the written content. I bought a copy when Simon Guerrier was a guest at DocSoc but haven't digested it.

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Date: 2019-02-03 01:43 pm (UTC)
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I do wonder why it says "Amazing Tales for Future Time Lords" on the cover (if that's the cover) when there aren't any stories inside. Deliberately misleading marketing copy? I hope not. In any case, I wouldn't blame anyone for expecting the book to contain at least some form of short fiction.

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Date: 2019-02-06 11:05 am (UTC)
aeonwren: This icon is taken from a comic book panel. It shows a person with short black hair, white skin and dark red lips, looking directly at the viewer. Their head is tilted forward, giving the impression that they are watching you very carefully, perhaps even seductively. (Default)
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That's true, and I suppose it also depends on how the tales of the women are written/presented – as biographies (so non-fiction) or as stories. I would expect stories based on the title. But I'm also known to be unnecessarily pedantic (it's part of my job, lol) so I should probably stop analysing this.

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