The Black Archive #2: The Massacre

No. 2 of 66 in the The Black Archive books series
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By:James Cooray Smith
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Released:  March 2016
Publisher:  Obverse Books
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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.

Cover blurb:
‘Here in Paris we know what is right.’

The Massacre (1966) is a serial of disputed authorship, of which no known video copy survives. One of the last of Doctor Who’s ‘past’ stories as originally defined, it was produced during a fractious transitional period. It nevertheless draws on a variety of primary and secondary sources, many never previously acknowledged, to examine religious civil strife in the Paris of 1572 from some surprising angles, and with maturity and complexity.

James Cooray Smith writes on culture for The New Statesman.

Book-length looks at single Doctor Who stories from 1963 to the present day

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