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Time, Unincorporated: Volume 1-Lance Parkin (Time, Unincorporated, 1)
In Time, Unincorporated, the best essays and commentary from a range of Doctor Who fanzines are collected and here made available to a wider audience. In spirit, this series picks up the torch from Virgin's Licence Denied collection (1997), concentrating some of the most delightful, insightful and strange writings on Doctor Who into a single source. Volume 1 of this series ...more
(first published May 19th 2009)
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Time, Unincorporated vol. 1 is Mad Norwegian's collection of Lance Parkin's articles from a variety of fanzines, mostly The Matrix and Enlightenment. The biggest chunk is a year-by-year review of the franchise (including the 1989-2005 wasteland), with previously unpublished material taking us to 2008. Stand-alone articles discuss everything from Quatermass to Torchwood to the novels and audios. Parkin admits to identifying with Adric when he was young, tries to find the point at which Doctor Who ...more
As a relative newcomer to the world of Doctor Who (having only come into the series in January 2007) I'm always interested not only in the shows past but in the past of the fandom that has grown up around the series as well. Having just read Licence Denied, Virgin Books collection of fanzine articles published about twelve years ago now, recently I was rather intrigued to discover that there was to be a series of follow-up books at last in the form of Mad Norwegian Press's Time Unincorporated se ...more
I've not yet read any of Lance Parkin's fiction, but based on this collection of essays I very much want to. He's written a lot about Doctor Who over the years - from a 40-year, year-by-year retrospective, to more topical essays - and the articles are both informative and entertaining. I'd hesitated to pick this book up, because I wondered how interesting a collection of fanzine articles could really be. As it turns out: Very!
Lance Parkin is an author who has written professional Doctor Who fiction since the 1990s. He is one of the few authors to write for both the 1963 and 2005 version of the programme — though much of his fiction has actually been based on the 1996 iteration. Indeed, he was notably the first author to write original prose for the Eighth Doctor in The Dying Days. He was also the author chosen to deliv ...moreMore about Lance Parkin...