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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.


  1. elvwood
    May 23, 2013 @ 3:56 am

    I'm slightly surprised you didn't mention Waris Hussein in your list – he stands out for me as an originator, whereas most of yours were inspired to get involved by what was, in part, Hussein's legacy. (But don't take that as a criticism, because it's not. Just an observation.)

    I'm really glad Lars Pearson and co keep putting out these books (though the one I'm fantasising about is Ahistory 3.0, which I will certainly get at some point).

    One thing I've noticed about these in-between posts is that they work, quite cleverly, to curb what could be an overwhelming number of comments now that we're into the revived series. Nice one!


  2. Cyndy Cooper
    May 23, 2013 @ 4:47 am

    Have you perchance read the New Adventure "Bad Therapy"? I would be VERY curious to hear your reaction to it, specifically in the context of this post.


  3. Theonlyspiral
    May 23, 2013 @ 6:12 am

    Point of Order: Eruditorum Press is the best publisher of Doctor Who related material right now.


  4. Doctor Memory
    May 23, 2013 @ 6:51 am

    Whoa, when did Waterhouse come out?


  5. Prole Hole
    May 23, 2013 @ 6:57 am

    This. Absolutely and completely this. I don't always comment (I'm a touch outclassed here) but I read every article and love every single one. It's wonderful to have such intelligent, erudite commentary and analysis both from the good Doctor himself (Philip, that is) and the cohort of commenters. Much respect and love to you all!


  6. Josiah Rowe
    May 23, 2013 @ 8:29 am

    I'm not sure Waterhouse was ever exactly "in". In any sense.


  7. encyclops
    May 23, 2013 @ 9:06 am

    I'm really looking forward to this book, and hoping they release it in electronic form as well, since that's where I do a lot of my reading these days.

    I don't think I ever got from "The Empty Child"/"The Doctor Dances" that the Doctor wasn't a straight bloke. It's very clear now that I need to watch that again. I don't think I'll find that a hardship.


  8. Froborr
    May 23, 2013 @ 11:05 am

    Really? He was flirting with Jack as much or more than Rose!


  9. Elizabeth Sandifer
    May 23, 2013 @ 12:42 pm

    That's terribly kind of both of you, and I am proud of what I do here, but Mad Norwegian have this line, About Time, Running Through Corridors, and aHistory. I'm honored to be considered in the same class as any of them, but the idea that my output outstrips the combination is simply absurd. πŸ™‚


  10. Elizabeth Sandifer
    May 23, 2013 @ 12:46 pm

    As I said, I knew the list was absolutely incomplete. That would be the most high-profile omission, however.

    And given that we're routinely breaking a hundred comments on episode entries and hit 53 on The Monsters Inside, I'm not sure how well the curbing is going. What I'm interested in is how Saturday Waffling will go when there's not a new series episode to talk about. Sunday Pancaking is still a not-quite-dead thread, and if you combine its comments with Saturday's that's our biggest discussion ever. Whereas this weekend I'm nervous we'll have an open thread that nobody bites on. πŸ™‚


  11. elvwood
    May 23, 2013 @ 2:01 pm

    Oh, I think the comment count would be even bigger without the inbetweeners. Though I have no hard evidence for that, of course.

    I have an idea for a comment on Saturday that may (or may not) provoke some discussion – one that I've been postponing, since I knew it would just be swamped by current episode debate. I hope so, at any rate.


  12. Theonlyspiral
    May 23, 2013 @ 6:30 pm

    From my point of view there's one key difference: I am at a " Shut Up and Take My Money" level with you. I would describe myself as a fan of your work. Your recommendation is enough for me to go out and hunt down obscure books. To my mind you are the finest critical mind in Doctor Who.


  13. That Guy
    May 24, 2013 @ 11:57 am

    Actually, since Rob Shearman reads this occasionally (and other people might know the answer) – anybody know what's happened to volume 2 of Running Through Corridors?


  14. Elizabeth Sandifer
    May 24, 2013 @ 11:58 am

    I do, actually. As of about a month ago he was taking a final editing pass on it.


  15. Neo Tuxedo
    May 24, 2013 @ 2:20 pm

    The philosopher Hellwig spoke wiser than he knew, being a demented steroid-freak, when he said "Queerin' don't make the world work." By definition, queering makes the world play.


  16. Mike Russell
    May 24, 2013 @ 6:32 pm

    Good recommendation. I'd also like to recommend The You and Who series, published by Miwk, who have recently gotten much more publicity for their JNT bio. In the first volume, I have an essay that would apparently have fit well into Queers Love Time Lords.


  17. encyclops
    May 27, 2013 @ 7:47 pm

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  18. encyclops
    May 27, 2013 @ 7:48 pm

    I watched these episodes again, and yes, they're quite good. But there's only one line that I could possibly imagine interpreting as the Doctor flirting with Jack, and even that one (" I'm sure he would, Rose. I'm absolutely certain. But who with?") reads more like a tease than a flirt. Are you sure you're not thinking of a later episode?


  19. Ross
    May 28, 2013 @ 3:27 am

    At the time, I certainly read it as a similar kind of mildly jealous sniping as "He's your boyfriend" with Adam back in 'The Long Game': an attempt to diffuse the fact that he feels a bit threatened by Rose showing interest in Jack. But the way that he deflects it — essentially by allowing himself to become a target for Jack's interest — is fantastic.


  20. encyclops
    May 28, 2013 @ 9:16 pm

    It still sounds like a snipe to me, one that doesn't actually imply any interest on the Doctor's part, but a good-natured peace offering sort of snipe.


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