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Elizabeth Sandifer

Elizabeth Sandifer created Eruditorum Press. She’s not really sure why she did that, and she apologizes for the inconvenience. She currently writes Last War in Albion, a history of the magical war between Alan Moore and Grant Morrison. She used to write TARDIS Eruditorum, a history of Britain told through the lens of a ropey sci-fi series. She also wrote Neoreaction a Basilisk, writes comics these days, and has ADHD so will probably just randomly write some other shit sooner or later.Support Elizabeth on Patreon.

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  1. Sean Dillon
    October 30, 2017 @ 8:36 pm

    As with the genuine articles, I tend to have a preference towards Morrison over Moore, though still respecting Moore and acknowledging that my preference is partially due to when I was introduced to their works (though for completely different reasons). Odds are likely Vol. 10’s defender is going to be Lance Parkin or one of the mainstays of the 8th Doctor/Faction Paradox lines, though I’m curious if Pearson is aware of this blog or not (though Miles’ interest is far more intriguing).

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  2. Rob
    October 31, 2017 @ 12:32 am

    Great to hear the latest volume is out, I will have to get it. One point you made which I found interesting, where you mentioned the Davis/Moffat bashing element that occurs in these volumes. I find that I can cope with it despite being a massive fan of Moffat because , well, everyone should have their own view on things. But I did listen to a podcast with fans assessing a New Who season and the Moffat ( and Gareth Roberts bashing) was so poisonous and involved attacking their personalities (not just their work) that I had to turn off the podcast. It just felt toxic and I think that element of fandom between being critical and being bitchy can be a twin line for some. But not in the case of About Time or your great blog for that matter. Just saying the obvious thing, that fandom can bitchy! No surprises there! One last thing, how is your War in Albion writing going? I loved all the stuff so far and can’t wait to see the next volume.

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  3. Andrew B
    October 31, 2017 @ 11:44 am

    It’s about time.

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    • Jane
      October 31, 2017 @ 12:32 pm

      This time it’s about about time.

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  4. Larry W
    October 31, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

    Did I miss something? “…between the absence of any grappling with the reality of Gareth Roberts’s politics…” I thought G.R. was gay? Not that they can’t be fascists but it’s surprising that’s all.

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    • mx_mond
      October 31, 2017 @ 3:10 pm

      He’s an islamophobe and transphobe, as evidenced by his Twitter account.

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    • fourthingsandalizard
      October 31, 2017 @ 3:12 pm

      In what way are gay men less likely to be racist? One doesn’t even have to be overtly right-wing to be bigoted, and particularly if one is an Islamophobic white man in Britain. Gareth has hardly made a secret of his position.

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    • Ozyman.Jones
      November 1, 2017 @ 12:53 pm

      I may not agree with Gareth Roberts, and I am not here to defend him, but it is not hard to see or understand his reasoning, when even the most moderate versions if Islam are openly hostile to homosexuality, and the more radicalised throw them off buildings. And from my experiences on line, and in real life, the most hostile group to Trans women are often the gay men, of any colour.

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      • Andrew Hickey
        November 5, 2017 @ 6:53 am

        “even the most moderate versions if Islam are openly hostile to homosexuality”

        Citation needed.

        More to the point, Roberts’ political views, as expressed on his Twitter, don’t have any reasoning behind them other than to take the opposite view from whatever he perceives the liberal consensus to be. Muslims are evil, sexual harassment is just “flirting” and women speaking about it are “moral panics”, Brexit is good, and so forth. His Twitter feed is the Daily Mail but with more screencaps of 1970s TV.

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        • Elizabeth Sandifer
          November 6, 2017 @ 3:37 am

          To be fair, that would measurably improve the Daily Mail.

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        • Frankymole
          November 11, 2017 @ 11:26 am

          Citations… there are lots around with just minimal searching. Try the four citations on Wikipedia for one sentence in their “LGBT in Islam” page: “Most Muslim-majority countries and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) have opposed moves to advance LGBT rights at the United Nations, in the General Assembly or the UNHRC. In May 2016, a group of 51 Muslim states blocked 11 gay and transgender organizations from attending 2016 High Level Meeting on Ending AIDS.” Republic of Uzbekistan”. Legislationline.org. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
          Nichols, Michelle; Von Ahn, Lisa (17 May 2016). “Muslim states block gay groups from U.N. AIDS meeting; U.S. protests”. Reuters. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
          Evans, Robert (8 March 2012). “Islamic states, Africans walk out on UN gay panel”. Reuters. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
          Solash, Richard (7 March 2012). “Historic UN Session On Gay Rights Marked By Arab Walkout”. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Agence France-Presse. Retrieved 18 July 2012.

          a b “South Africa leads United Nations on gay rights”. MG.co.za. Retrieved 5 April 2017. Plenty more where that came from.

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  5. Rob
    November 6, 2017 @ 11:30 pm

    Oh wow. I just saw the err… response to what I wrote. First up, I had no idea about Robert’s horrible views. The podcast I listened to did not clarify that he had such disgusting views. I don’t support or endorse Gareth Robert’s views. And secondly, I still think that the podcast I listened to was pretty bad. Curious to know what the deleted comments were though!

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    • Andrew Hickey
      November 7, 2017 @ 8:40 am

      Some of the deleted comments were actual spam, nothing to worry about.
      And yeah, it’s hard to tell from his writing that Roberts is an arsehole — he’s one of the better writers to have worked on the novels and Big Finish, and very little in his work suggests the sheer rancid nastiness of his political views. But he’s a hard-right reactionary transphobe, islamophobe, and misogynist. It’s a shame.

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      • Elizabeth Sandifer
        November 7, 2017 @ 6:23 pm

        Looks like I accidentally whacked a legit comment while taking out about 250 spam comments that had accrued over the last week or two. Will restore it in a sec. Sorry all.

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