Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of

Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of "Doctor Who" by the Women Who Love It

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In Chicks Digs Time Lords, a host of award-winning female novelists, academics and actresses come together to celebrate the phenomenon that is Doctor Who, discuss their inventive involvement with the show's fandom and examine why they adore the series. These essays will delight male and female readers alike by delving into the extraordinary aspects of being a female Doctor Who enthusiast. Essays include Carole Barrowman discussing what it was like to grow up with her brother John (including the fact that he's still afraid of shop-window dummies), columnist Jackie Jenkins providing a Bridget Jones' Diary-style memoir of working on Doctor Who Magazine, novelist Lloyd Rose analyzing Rose's changes between the ninth and tenth Doctors and much more. Other contributors include Elizabeth Bear (Jenny Casey), Lisa Bowerman (Bernice Summerfield), Mary Robinette Kowal (Shades of Milk and Honey), Jody Lynn Nye (Mythology series), Kate Orman (Seeing I), and Catherynne M. Valente (The Orphan's Tales). Also featured is a comic from the Torchwood Babiez creators, plus interviews with Doctor Who companions India Fisher (Charley) and Sophie Aldred (Ace).

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ISBN-13: 9781935234043
Publisher: Mad Norwegian Press
Publication date: 03/15/2010
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

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Contributors include: Gail Simone, Carla speed McNeil, Colleen Doran, Jill Thompson, Jen Van Meter, Seanan McGuire, Marjorie Jiu, Sara Ryan, Delia Sherman, Sarah Monette, Elizabeth Bear and Mark Waid.

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Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of "Doctor Who" by the Women Who Love It 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
gidgetsmom More than 1 year ago
Dr. Who fans span generations since the BBC tv show has been around since the 60's. The newest Doctor will shortly appear for a new season but in the meantime, find out what women fans of the show think about different aspects of this original sci-fi style. I'm thrilled the editors asked Torchwood Babiez creators to include a comic strip panel chat as a bonus. Well written essays are always a pleasure to read so I'm sure you'll enjoy this collection.
bragan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A collection of short essays by female fans of Doctor Who. There are a few pieces that analyze the show or its fandom in terms of gender and related issues, and a handful of interviews with actresses from the TV or audio play series, but the majority of them are personal histories, in which women talk about how they became interested in Doctor Who, their friendships with other enthusiasts, their preferred fan activities, and which things they love best about the show. Most of which isn't really very deep, but is nevertheless rather pleasant to read. When you have a deep enthusiasm and love for something -- as I unabashedly do for Doctor Who -- it's always a wonderful, warming experience when other people share that, too.I wouldn't call this a must-read for Who fans -- it's a bit light on content for that, despite a few very good pieces -- but if you happen to be a chick who digs Time Lords, it's worth a look. It's definitely written for people who are tapped in to the social aspects of fandom, though, rather than the enthusiastic but largely solitary viewer.
Goddess_Beth More than 1 year ago
I'm a fan of Dr. Who, the new series, so I was eager to get my hands on this. And it did not disappoint! While some of the essays were context-less for me, not knowing the original series, each one was informative in some aspect or another. I actually dog-eared pages that referenced companions I wanted to know more about. Favorite essays include: Regeneration X by Catherynne M. Valente; In Defense of Smut, by Christa Dickson; If I can't squee I don't want to be part of your revolution, by Kate Orman; Girl Genius: Nyssa of Traken, by Francesa Coppa; and the juxtaposition of an essay regarding the role of women in the Dr Whoverse and an essay regarding the role of race in the Dr Whoverse. I highly recommend this for fans of the show, both old and new (fans, and incarnations). You don't need to be a huge fan to get the essays in here- it is, after all, a celebration of the show as much as an analyzing of it. Mostly, it's stories about how people came to Dr. Who and why they like it, from the simplistic to the profound. I think there's an eye-opening moment for every Whovian in here, as well as a few chuckles.
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