The Black Archive #15: Full Circle

No. 15 of 68 in the The Black Archive books series
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By:John Toon
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Released:  January 2018
Publisher:  Obverse Books
Format: paperback
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Note:  A print-on-demand edition (linked via the Lulu logo above) was also released in January 2018 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.

Cover blurb:
‘Evolution goes in quantum leaps, but it doesn’t go that fast.’

Full Circle (1980) exemplifies a new production team’s vision at a time for profound change for Doctor Who, rejecting the fantasy of previous years and putting science — in this case, evolution — at the heart of the series. Or does it? This book puts Full Circle under the microscope and discovers a mixed heritage of discredited science, pseudoscience and mysticism, in a story which affects the evolution of the series itself.

John Toon is a writer, blogger and organiser in New Zealand SF fandom.

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