The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who
 

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By:Anthony S. Burdge, Jessica Burke & Kristine Larsen
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Edition: US (1st paperback)
Released:  May 2010
Publisher:  Kitsune Books
ISBN:978-0-9819495-8-1
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This collection of fascinating essays dissecting Doctor Who as mythological construct could not be timelier as the new 11th Doctor series approaches, with promises of a series more like a fairy tale. The Mythological Dimensions Of Doctor Who offers a range of new perspectives on the show, not only in its own internal mythology built up over four decades, but through its use of classic folklore and legend as an inspiration for a myriad of stories as filtered through the sci-fi/fantasy lens. This book creates an accessible portal from which to examine and assess the insection of canon and myth.

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Released:  March 2013
Publisher:  CreateSpace
ISBN:978-1-4840-0109-7
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At the Intersection of Canon & Myth...

“This collection of fascinating essays dissecting Doctor Who as mythological construct could not be timelier as the new 11th Doctor series approaches with promises of being more like a fairy tale. The Mythological Dimensions Of Doctor Who offers a range of new perspectives on the show, not only in its own internal mythology built up over four decades but through its use of classic folklore and legend as an inspiration for a myriad of stories as filtered through the sci-fi/fantasy lens. This book creates an accessible portal from which to examine and assess the intersection of canon and myth."
— Jamie Beckwith, Lead Writer for “The Terrible Zodin,” www.doctorwhottz.blogspot.com

“Doctor Who has evolved into a mythological system, with all the use of archetypes and self-contradictory variation that implies. This collection addresses that fact, and both examined the mythology of the show, and seeks to make connections to other mythologies, both ancient and more recent, offering new perspectives on a familiar franchise."
— Tony Keen, British Science Fiction Association

“A collection of excellent essays that is engaging for the serious fan and will deepen the interest of the new viewer. Every generation has a method of storytelling to pass its collected wisdom to the next. This book helps us connect the themes of a modern television legend to the timeless myths of the past."
— Ken Deep, Co-host of Doctor Who Podshock


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