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The cover is now up...

August 29th, 2007 (01:43 pm)

Any day now, in a media studies section near you...

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Posted by: Alice Dryden (huskyteer)
Posted at: August 29th, 2007 12:52 pm (UTC)
Pertwee bike

Great cover and tempting titles - and Kevin's still around! I last saw him at my graduation.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: August 29th, 2007 12:56 pm (UTC)
Hartnell words

This is a different Kevin Donnelly to ours - a veteran musicologist who admirably fought back his desire to turn his conference paper into a lecture on why the compositions of Keff McCulloch have no redeeming features.

Posted by: Alice Dryden (huskyteer)
Posted at: August 29th, 2007 01:03 pm (UTC)

Posted by: The Mezzo Mongoose (miss_next)
Posted at: August 29th, 2007 12:59 pm (UTC)

Fiona Moore and Alan Stevens? I know those two! :-)

Posted by: Alice Dryden (huskyteer)
Posted at: August 29th, 2007 01:03 pm (UTC)
Max on shoephone

Me too! Are we related?

Posted by: The Mezzo Mongoose (miss_next)
Posted at: August 29th, 2007 01:07 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Alice Dryden (huskyteer)
Posted at: August 29th, 2007 01:16 pm (UTC)

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: August 29th, 2007 01:04 pm (UTC)

Posted by: The Mezzo Mongoose (miss_next)
Posted at: August 29th, 2007 01:08 pm (UTC)

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: August 29th, 2007 01:15 pm (UTC)

Posted by: The Mezzo Mongoose (miss_next)
Posted at: August 29th, 2007 01:18 pm (UTC)

Posted by: wellinghall (wellinghall)
Posted at: August 29th, 2007 01:41 pm (UTC)

Well done you!

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: August 29th, 2007 01:56 pm (UTC)
DavidIcon

Thanks! I'd like to do more 'aca-fandom' stuff; I often think that if I had been setting off on a doctorate now I might have done something media-related and moved into that field, but at the time I was suspicious of the sociological language which peppered many of the books. I sometimes look at Henry Jenkins's blog, and remember remarking on him many years ago, when walking through part of MIT, as one of my favourite academics; but his interests in contemporary culture are much, much wider than mine.

Posted by: zephyr (vescoiya)
Posted at: August 29th, 2007 02:23 pm (UTC)

Kudos to you, that's fantastic. Now when are we going to see the definitive guide to Dr Who by you?

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: August 29th, 2007 03:50 pm (UTC)
DavidIcon

The book which I would like to write lies between James Chapman's Inside the Tardis and the About Time series of Lawrence Miles and Tat Wood. I have another idea which travels over less well-trodden ground, however... I just need to make the time to write up the proposal and get it into circulation!

Posted by: Delia (chainmailmaiden)
Posted at: August 29th, 2007 02:30 pm (UTC)

Well done!

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: August 29th, 2007 03:46 pm (UTC)
Hartnell words

Thanks! I know I've plugged the book before, a few months ago; its mention here reflects my impatience for my copies to be delivered. The cover isn't the one I chose - the contributors had a vote and I was in the minority.

Posted by: philmophlegm (philmophlegm)
Posted at: August 29th, 2007 06:38 pm (UTC)

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: August 29th, 2007 11:24 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Flippancy provided by (il_mio_capitano)
Posted at: August 29th, 2007 04:38 pm (UTC)
thumbs

Excellent. Looking forward to reading it.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: August 29th, 2007 04:44 pm (UTC)
DavidIcon

The good thing about MUP is that they put these things out in paperback, not always the case (and I think one of their series of books about television now comes out in hardbacks only, aimed at libraries).

Posted by: viala_qilarre (viala_qilarre)
Posted at: August 29th, 2007 04:40 pm (UTC)

Fabulous! How exciting! I shall buy a copy. (The paperback though, I'm afraid.)

Thing is, though - looking down the titles - *is* City of Death the best story...?

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: August 29th, 2007 04:49 pm (UTC)
regeneration

I'm not getting any royalties, so I'm happy for people to buy the paperback! I'm just glad that there is a paperback, and hope that MUP pursue the crossover market between the academic audience and fandom with zeal.

I think that there was a time, in the early 1990s, when City of Death topped polls, but The Caves of Androzani reigned supreme for much longer. Neither story is currently the highest-placed 'old series' entry over at Doctor Who Dynamic Rankings, though at time of writing they are placed at 7 and 5 respectively.

Posted by: viala_qilarre (viala_qilarre)
Posted at: August 29th, 2007 05:27 pm (UTC)

Posted by: philmophlegm (philmophlegm)
Posted at: August 29th, 2007 06:43 pm (UTC)

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: August 29th, 2007 11:27 pm (UTC)

Posted by: daniel_saunders (daniel_saunders)
Posted at: August 29th, 2007 09:29 pm (UTC)

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: August 29th, 2007 11:44 pm (UTC)

Posted by: daniel_saunders (daniel_saunders)
Posted at: August 29th, 2007 11:59 pm (UTC)

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: August 30th, 2007 12:37 am (UTC)

Posted by: daniel_saunders (daniel_saunders)
Posted at: August 30th, 2007 12:47 am (UTC)

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: August 30th, 2007 08:44 am (UTC)

Posted by: daniel_saunders (daniel_saunders)
Posted at: August 29th, 2007 09:31 pm (UTC)
Outsider

Well done! I shall also be buying a copy, although I too will be opting for the paperback.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: August 29th, 2007 11:47 pm (UTC)
Hartnell words

Thanks! I'd value your opinion on my chapter and on the other essays in the book. There are a substantial number which aren't based on papers from the 2004 Manchester conference - for example, neither Daniel O'Mahony nor Tat Wood were at the event.

Posted by: daniel_saunders (daniel_saunders)
Posted at: August 29th, 2007 11:50 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Kargicq (kargicq)
Posted at: August 29th, 2007 09:45 pm (UTC)

Congratulations!

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: August 29th, 2007 11:48 pm (UTC)

Thanks! It's travelling under the radar of the fan discussion forums as far as I can see; I wait to see if people notice it when it's published...

Posted by: But what if I'm a mermaid? (deepbluemermaid)
Posted at: August 30th, 2007 01:59 am (UTC)
academia definitions

That's wonderful news, congratulations!

Coincidentally, today I was asked to contribute to a book of conference papers. The weird part is that I didn't speak properly at the conference in question; I just chaired a session and gave a 10 minute linking talk. So I'll actually have to write something new. But, yay, getting published = very exciting!

*uses appropriate icon*

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: August 30th, 2007 08:42 am (UTC)
DavidIcon

I - or rather my colleague and I, and the colleague is doing most of the work - are trying to get a book of the colloquium we ran in April contracted. We have one rejection letter so far.

There's also another conference paper I'd like to return to, also from 2004; it was promised to the proceedings volume but there seems to be no sign of the volume actually happening.