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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. Matt Marshall
    July 18, 2015 @ 12:17 am

    Slightly surprised not to see a comment on Steven Universe after this week's eps as it seems to align almost exactly with everything you think television should be doing!


  2. Seeing_I
    July 18, 2015 @ 6:57 am

    Season 9 trailer looks amazing. The eyeless people are truly spooky, and I'm very excited to see something set on a sea-base. The shots of a Dalek city, a Silver Dalek lurking behind a Bronze one, and people fleeing across a blasted plain with WWI-style bi-planes firing Dalek beams at them makes me think that we are indeed returning to Genesis-era Skaro, which is exciting and intriguing.

    The real news for me though is Lego Dimensions. It amuses me to no end to think that, after 30+ years of failed attempts, somebody finally found a way to make a pDoctor Who videogame that's creative, not too violent, is fun and funny and makes sense as an extension of the Doctor Who universe. And how? By doing what so many Doctor Who stories do – by crashing the Doctor into another story (or in this case, game) entirely, and watching it warp itself around his narrative gravity. That is sheer genius, actually.


  3. Eric Rosenfield
    July 18, 2015 @ 8:25 am

    I voted in the Hugos for everything that wasn't a Puppies nom, except for the illustrator category, where I didn't like any of the noms and voted no award.


  4. Unknown
    July 18, 2015 @ 9:52 am

    You might try this gentleman––whose website indicates he has a fanzine collection that at least at one point included Queen Bat. A tenuous lead if ever there was one.


  5. Scurra
    July 18, 2015 @ 10:36 am

    It's just aggravating that I seemingly won't get to play it. After more than a decade of steadfastly supporting TT's Lego games (and almost all of them bought at full price rather than in sales!) this will – City Undercover notwithstanding – be the first one that will be appearing on all platforms except the PC.
    Whilst I understand the technical reason behind this (it's the same reason I can't play the full Disney Infinity), it's immensely annoying. I live in hope that some sort of PC compromise will happen, but it feels more like having the Lego Doctor Who game teased and then snatched away from me…


  6. camestrosfelapton
    July 18, 2015 @ 11:59 am

    For most works-categories I voted No Award. Exceptions:
    Best novel 1. Three body problem, 2. Ancillary Sword, 3. Goblin Emperor 4. No Award
    Best Graphic Work: 1. Ms Marvel, 2. Saga, 3. Sex Criminals, 4. Rat Queens 5. No Award
    Best Dramatic – Short: 1. Dr Who 2. Orphan Black 3. No Award
    Best Dramatic – Long: all of them in some sort of order.

    It wasn't the worst thing in the world reading through the packet but more of a duty than a pleasure.

    Season 9 trailer – visually fantastic.
    Lego Dimensions – as Scurra said, a wider set of platforms would be good. Still Lego+Doctor sounds like genius


  7. Aylwin
    July 19, 2015 @ 1:36 am

    The trailer:-

    A reminder that Gomez, like Smith and Cumberbatch, is a manifestation of Moffat's Cheekbone Agenda.

    The return of the Zygons must shorten the odds of the return of Zygon Osgood.

    And boggling a bit at the carcase-bodied skull-faced vagina-mouthed monster. What sex-and-death hijinks are going on there?


  8. Aylwin
    July 19, 2015 @ 4:08 am

    Ah, I see Osgood has already been confirmed. That'll be me paying attention then.


  9. Prandeamus
    July 19, 2015 @ 11:57 am

    Tangential to t his discussion (but definitely Doctor Who related) is this … A dance adaptation of three 11th Doctor tales. It's all done now, and I have no idea how good or bad it was, but it's cheering in its own way, don't you think?


  10. Prandeamus
    July 19, 2015 @ 11:57 am

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  11. Daru
    July 20, 2015 @ 11:18 pm

    I'm not much of a computer games nowadays, but if this game had been available on other platforms I would played the hell out of it!


  12. Daru
    July 20, 2015 @ 11:22 pm

    I thought that the trailer looked brilliantly weird – yeah I love the visual look and the strangeness of it, and yeah (!) to the return of the weird.

    For the Hugos I voted No Award in all categories except Best Graphic Work with Ms Marvel at the top slot.


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