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Michael Moorcock and Doctor Who

November 13th, 2009 (10:38 am)

Michael Moorcock appears to be writing a standalone Doctor Who novel, for publication next year:

http://www.multiverse.org/fora/showthread.php?t=12620

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Posted by: Altariel (altariel)
Posted at: November 13th, 2009 10:44 am (UTC)
Tom glorious

Fascinating news. I wonder how it's not a tie-in? Does he mean not a novelization?

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: November 13th, 2009 11:53 am (UTC)

I wonder if it means that he has been given a much freer rein with Doctor Who than would usually be the case?

Posted by: wellinghall (wellinghall)
Posted at: November 13th, 2009 11:06 am (UTC)

I am always vaguely surprised to find that he is still writing. In fact, I am always vaguely surprised to find that he is still alive.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: November 13th, 2009 12:28 pm (UTC)

I don't know very much about the SF world, but he's regarded very much of the older generation now, I suspect.

Posted by: Nicholas (nwhyte)
Posted at: November 13th, 2009 12:24 pm (UTC)
doctor who

Both Doctor Who and a dalek make an appearance in the fourth Jerry Cornelius book!

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: November 13th, 2009 12:26 pm (UTC)

I should really read those. I think it was Moorcock who introduced Harlan Ellison to Doctor Who, as retold in the prefaces to the Pinnacle Books editions of the novelizations.

Posted by: malaheed (malaheed)
Posted at: November 13th, 2009 12:48 pm (UTC)

Oh my. That's like discovering Barbara Cartland had written hobbit fan fic.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: November 13th, 2009 12:54 pm (UTC)

I'm not sure whether that is being disparaging or flattering to Doctor Who, to Mr Moorcock (whose Dancers at the End of Time sequence I largely liked) or Miss Cartland. It's more like Barbara Cartland, having hinted at a great fascination with the sub-created world of JRRT, being invited by the Tolkien Estate to write her own Middle Earth saga, and being allowed to do what she pleased.

Posted by: wellinghall (wellinghall)
Posted at: November 13th, 2009 12:59 pm (UTC)

I think I want to cry ...

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: November 13th, 2009 06:01 pm (UTC)
tolkien

You wouldn't be alone!

Posted by: Susan (lil_shepherd)
Posted at: November 15th, 2009 07:45 am (UTC)
who

At the end of the Hawkmoon saga I suddenly realised that all Moorcock's fantasy was exactly the same and that I didn't need to read another book by him ever.

I have not done so, and I doubt I'll change my mind for a tie in...