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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. Chris C
    October 6, 2016 @ 4:16 pm

    Shame Hummingbird didn’t crack the top 100, nearly there though.


  2. unnoun
    October 6, 2016 @ 4:21 pm

    I did it! I voted for Walls!


    • Kiki Basco
      October 6, 2016 @ 10:42 pm

      And you’re going to make The Celestial Toymaker pay for it?


  3. Lev C
    October 6, 2016 @ 4:23 pm

    I was the first-place vote for Scarlet Empress! Enjoying this breakdown a lot, Phil.
    Love that one last place vote for Interference. Wouldn’t be a Miles book otherwise.


  4. Acar
    October 6, 2016 @ 4:24 pm

    I downvoted The Curse of Peladon and meant every word. I was bored senseless by it.
    I never went back to watch The Monster of Peladon, despite spending £16.99 of my Christmas money on the double VHS. I was 11, but that is still no excuse.


  5. Jack Graham
    October 6, 2016 @ 4:47 pm

    History shall vindicate you.


    • Jack Graham
      October 6, 2016 @ 4:48 pm

      The above comment was supposed to be a direct reply to unnoun.


  6. Jack Graham
    October 6, 2016 @ 4:52 pm

    Hooray! This proves that I am best than Gareth Roberts. What matters it that he’s a published author deemed fit to novelise Douglas Adams, and a widely-respected professional TV scriptwriter?



    • Glenn
      October 6, 2016 @ 5:59 pm

      I’m glad my vote for “Jack’s Doctor/Felix fic from the Christmas podcast” brought some small amount of vindication despite a stifling disinclination to look up the title.


  7. Russ L
    October 6, 2016 @ 5:14 pm

    There’s a fair ol’ swathe of my votes out of the way in that section, then.

    P.S. I am actually a robot. Fooled it.


  8. Jane
    October 6, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

    A much better showing for Natural History of Fear.


  9. Kiki Basco
    October 6, 2016 @ 7:35 pm

    Out of curiosity, since you mention the Doctor Who Magazine rankings as a point of comparison in these entries: how many entries are there in those polls? Since I’m pretty sure they don’t include fanfiction and YTPMVs, for all I know being 23rd in a DWM poll is roughly equivalent to being 174th in the EP rankings.


    • Elizabeth Sandifer
      October 6, 2016 @ 7:38 pm

      200-something. Most recent one went through Time of the Doctor.


  10. Przemek
    October 6, 2016 @ 7:38 pm

    “The Time of the Doctor” is still way too high on the list.


    • calico
      October 6, 2016 @ 7:56 pm

      Indeed. It should be lower down on the next list.


  11. Roddy
    October 6, 2016 @ 7:54 pm

    Time of the Doctor is impressively marmite – possibly the most so far.

    I also like that Interference beat Planet of the Spiders.

    Wonder which writer (with, say, 5+ entries) will have the highest average placing – reckon Cornell’s in with a shout, given he’s got quite a few to come & doesn’t have the RTD/Moffat problem of having lots of stories that are hated, along with the acclaimed ones.


    • Elizabeth Sandifer
      October 6, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

      For a while Time of the Doctor was unquestionably the Marmite King of the poll, hovering around 0 with a remarkably high level of votes, but the later voters favored it pretty solidly and it ended up solidly in the black. And right behind The Chase, which is pretty funny.


    • Przemek
      October 6, 2016 @ 8:53 pm

      Now that I think about it, I really hate Marmite, so it all fits.


      • Roddy
        October 6, 2016 @ 10:22 pm

        I guess I’d still expect a properly marmite story to be in positive points because there were more chances to upvote than downvote.

        Anyway, that’s splitting hairs – fun poll!


  12. Dan
    October 6, 2016 @ 10:54 pm

    The Tides of Time was also in the 120-way tie. Although it’s called Tides of Time there (but linked to the same page by Sean Dillon).


  13. Aylwin
    October 7, 2016 @ 12:24 am

    Without wanting to be the bearer of mildly annoying tidings, I think The Krotons got missed off the list entirely.

    Since that presumably wouldn’t have happened if it had got any votes of any sort, does that mean it’s the only televised story still in existence that nobody had any strong opinion of at all?


    • Dan
      October 7, 2016 @ 12:43 am

      According to the poll, there were only two TV stories with no votes at all, which were The Savages and The Smugglers. Maybe The Krotons will be in top 100. It was part of The Five Faces of Doctor Who season, and there aren’t many Troughton stories that have been broadcast on BBC TV after the sixties.

      Be interesting if that had actually affected its placing.

      I’m looking forward to Phil’s debrief when all this is over.


      • Elizabeth Sandifer
        October 7, 2016 @ 3:28 am

        Nope – I just missed it when I scanned for unvoted for stories. That’s much more of a surprise than The Savages and The Smugglers. Though the good news is that adding it means I don’t have to renumber nearly as much to deal with the Tides of Time problem above. Will go do the necessary monkeying now.


        • Dan
          October 7, 2016 @ 4:17 pm

          Thanks. I’m not sure if you’ve seen the last of this particular problem.


          • Elizabeth Sandifer
            October 7, 2016 @ 4:23 pm

            I hadn’t; was also missing The Faceless Ones. Reasonably sure I’m good now.

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