In his new book, Frank Danes casts a fresh eye over fifty-five years of Doctor Who and Blogtor Who has a 10% discount for our readers
Six Decades of Adventure in Space and Time – A social, cultural and screen history of Doctor Who, is a comprehensive new overview of the show from an insightful new angle. In it, Frank Danes not only discusses the program itself, but discusses the social aspect for being a Doctor Who viewer and fan and how that has changed across the decades. It also examines how changes in culture and society from 1963 to 2018 have impacted the show’s own values. And it also looks behind the scenes at the personal and professional relationships which shaped Doctor Who’s development.
Danes’ previous book, Doctor Who – Fifty Years in Time and Space was critically acclaimed by fans and reviewers alike. His new book goes beyond Fifty Years’ remit to take a truly universal look at the show. It encompasses the Doctor Who fan experience, and the place of both it and the show in the wider world.
Six Decades of Adventure in Space and Time also makes the perfect present for this time of year, as you’ll making the world a slightly better place with each purchase. All the publisher’s profits are split between two charitable endeavours. Some will go direct to Bedford Foodbank, who provide emergency food to 600 local adults and children every month. The rest will help with set-up costs for Bedford Who Charity Con 5. This is a charity Doctor Who convention, to be held on Saturday the 13th April 2019. All profits from Bedford Who Charity Con will go direct to Bedford Foodbank.
Blogtor Who readers receive a 10% discount
To order with a 10% discount, go to IM Foreman’s Junkyard. Click the ‘contact us’ button at the bottom of the shop’s page. Then write on the form that you heard about the book on Blogtor Who. They’ll invoice you through PayPal for your copy. Or you can buy it straight away, send an email, and your 10% will be refunded.
The 10% discount is also available for overseas customers, though there’s an additional postage cost. Again, use the ‘contact us’ form to send I M Foreman’s Junkyard a message, and they’ll send you an invoice.
Six Decades of Adventure in Space and Time – A social, cultural and screen history of Doctor Who
Doctor Who is the longest running science fiction series in the world.
Launched with little fuss by the BBC in November 1963, it quickly became established as must-see television: a fixture in British popular culture and consciousness. The original series ran for 26 years and the revival, launched in 2005, took the show into its sixth decade. Doctor Who continues to captivate and delight over 100 million viewers in over 100 countries worldwide.
Across six decades, it’s tracked and embodied the social, political and cultural changes in the UK and the world. Doctor Who has tackled the threats of fascism, environmental disaster, religious fanatacism and the mythical forces of evil. In the person of the Doctor herself – and himself – the programme has given us a hero as immortal in appeal as Sherlock Holmes or Robin Hood.
Six Decades of Adventure in Space and Time is no dry academic tome, but a witty and engaging gallop through the history of Doctor Who. It is both for the diehard fan and the viewer who has just joined the show. It is the only one-volume history and reference book of the series you will ever need.
Read Six Decades of Adventure — be the Doctor’s companion for a crazy voyage through time and space!