Note: A print-on-demand edition (linked via the Lulu logo above) was released in November 2016 to allow Australia/NZ readers to order the book with much cheaper postage costs. It is identical to the original version, except for having a glossy cover instead of the original’s matt cover.
‘The army of the dead will save the land of the living.’
The two-part story Dark Water / Death in Heaven (2014) draws inspiration from its broadcast between Halloween and Remembrance Day to explore themes of death, bereavement and the afterlife. It gives the most radical twist yet to a much-reinvented villain, yet faithfully recreates an iconic shot from the 1960s. After the pyrotechnics of the 50th anniversary celebrations, it takes Doctor Who further than ever into the realm of the metaphysical.
Philip Purser-Hallard is a novelist and critic, and edits The Black Archive.
THE BLACK ARCHIVE:
Book-length looks at single Doctor Who stories from 1963 to the present day