Christine has been busy actually moving into that studio apartment you all bought her, so will be getting you a blogpost later in the week. So I figured I’d hog her slot with a Kickstarter update. Which, first of all, you know that the Kickstarter for TARDIS Eruditorum Volume 8 is running, right? Over the last week we managed to hit goal and get through the two Now My Doctor stretch goals. More to the point, though, I found myself thinking about Paul McGann over breakfast on Saturday, and so opened up my laptop and proceeded to have one of the most efficient and painless essay writing experiences of my life as I, quite unexpectedly, wrote “Now My Doctor: Paul McGann.” So I did the obvious thing and posted it as a Kickstarter update. It is, if I may say so, one of the best things I’ve written about Doctor Who in recent memory, and it’s yours to read if you back the Kickstarter at any level. Meanwhile, by the time you read this I’ll probably have had breakfast again, and who knows what might happen with all these thoughts about Christopher Eccleston in my head…
Meanwhile, well, a McGann-Eccleston book is a bit of a lie isn’t it? The truth is that there’s a whole Doctor in between them, and the next three stretch goals cover that. First off is the $8k goal, which will mean I’ll have to make The Day of the Doctor officially the most-covered Doctor Who story in TARDIS Eruditorum. I figure I’ll change things up a bit and write up Moffat’s novelization of the story this time. After that I’ve got George Mann’s admittedly less than fortunate Engines of War novel to further think about the whole “making the Time War canon” phenomenon, and then a Now My Doctor on John Hurt to fully wrap up the era that isn’t an era.
There’s more excitement after that, of course, all about $3000 away. So if you want to read all of that and you haven’t backed the Kickstarter, now is a great time. If you have backed, or if money is too tight for you to do that right now (there is a pandemic on after all), you can at least spread the link on social media and get your friends to back. Twitter, Facebook, whatever that weird social network nobody has heard of that gets mentioned in The Eleventh Hour. Walking through the streets loudly spelling out the url from a safe distance of six feet away and while wearing a mask. Anything you can do to spread the word helps.
Thanks so much. Christine should be back later this week, and next Monday I’ve got the first chapter of The Future That Was, the first volume of a projected trilogy on the history of science fiction. This one covers the history of cyberpunk. It’s good stuff.