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Chicks Unravel Time: Women Journey Through Every Season of Doctor Who was a collection of essays, edited by Deborah Stanish and L.M. Myles, in which several female writers discuss every season of Doctor Who.
It was a follow up to the Hugo Award winning Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It, and was itself also nominated.
Publisher's summary Edit
The sister book to the 2011 Hugo Award-winning Chicks Dig Time Lords...
In Chicks Unravel Time, Deborah Stanish (Whedonistas) and L.M. Myles bring together a host of award-winning female writers, media professionals and scientists to examine each season of new and classic Doctor Who from their unique perspectives.
Diana Gabaldon discusses how Jamie McCrimmon inspired her best-selling Outlander series, and Barbara Hambly (Benjamin January Mysteries) examines the delicate balance of rebooting a TV show. Seanan McGuire (Toby Daye series) reveals the power and pain of waiting in Series 5, and Una McCormack (The King's Dragon) argues that Sylvester McCoy's final year of Doctor Who is the show's best season ever.
Other contributors include Juliet McKenna (Einarrin series), Tansy Rayner Roberts (Power and Majesty), Sarah Lotz (The Mall), Martha Wells (The Cloud Roads), Joan Frances Turner (Dust), Rachel Swirsky (“Fields of Gold”), Aliette de Bodard (Obsidian and Blood series) and Amal El-Mohtar (The Honey Month).
Subject matter Edit
The book contains a number of essays which examines a particular season of Doctor Who, up until its publication. The seasons are not discussed in chronological order, however.
- Regeneration: Shaping the Road Ahead - Barbara Hambly
- The Doctor's Balls - Diana Gabaldon
- A Dance With Drashigs - Emma Nichols
- No Competition - Una McCormack
- Identity Crisis - L.M. Myles
- The Still Point - Anna Bratton
- For the Love of Tom - Sarah Lotz
- Donna Noble Saves the Universe - Martha Wells
- I'm From the TARDIS, and I'm Here to Help You: Barbara Wright and the Limits of Intervention - Joan Frances Turner
- I Robot, You Sarah Jane: Sexual Politics in Robot - Kaite Welsh
- Between Now and Now - Juliet E McKenna
- What Would Romana Do? - Lara J. Scott
- The Women We Don't See - K. Tempest Bradford
- The Ultimate Sixth - Tansy Rayner Roberts
- Maids and Masters: The Distribution of Power in Doctor Who Series Three - Courtney Stoker
- Robots, Orientalism and Yellowface: Minorities in the Fourteenth Season of Doctor Who - Aliette de Bodard
- David Tennant's Bum - Laura Mead
- Superficial Depth?: Spirituality in Season Eleven - Caroline Symcox
- The Problem With Peri - Jennifer Pelland
- All of Gallifrey's a Stage: The Doctor in Adolescence - Teresa Jusino
- All the Way Out to the Stars - Iona Sharma
- Build High for Happiness! - Lynne M. Thomas
- Nimons are Forever - Liz Barr
- Ace Through the Looking Glass - Elisabeth Bolton-Gabrielsen
- Hey, You Got Science in My Fiction! - Laura McCullough
- Seven to Doomsday: The Non-Domestication of Earthbound Doctor Who in Season Seven - Mags Halliday
- Harking Back and Moving On - Jenni Hughes
- Anything Goes - Deborah Stanish
- How the Cold War Killed the Fifth Doctor - Erica McGillivray
- Waiting for the Doctor: The Women of Series Five - Seanan McGuire
- Timing Malfunction: Television Movie + the BBC Eighth Doctor Novels = A Respectable Series - Kelly Hale
- Guten Tag, Hitler - Rachel Swirsky
- Reversing Polarities: The Doctor, the Master and False Binaries in Season Eight - Amal El-Mohtar
Notable features Edit
As suggested by the title, each of the contributors to this book are all female.
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