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Impossible Worlds, Impossible Things: Cultural Perspectives on Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures is a reference book which collects a number of essays which discuss various aspects of Doctor Who, Torchwood, and The Sarah Jane Adventures.

It is also intended to be used as an academic text, and was edited by Ross P. Garner, Melissa Beattie and Una McCormack, a PhD candidate, postgraduate research student, and PhD graduate & novelist respectively.

Publisher's summary[edit | edit source]

The successful regeneration of Doctor Who in the twenty-first century has sparked unprecedented popular success and renewed interest within the academy. The ten essays assembled in this volume draw on a variety of critical approaches—from cultural theory to audience studies, to classical reception and musicology—to form a wide-ranging interdisciplinary discussion of Doctor Who, classic and new, and its spin-off series, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures. With additional contributions from Andrew Pixley, Robert Shearman, Barnaby Edwards, and Matt Hills, the volume is intended to be accessible to everyone, from interested academics in relevant fields to the general public.

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Notable features[edit | edit source]

The book contains a foreword by Doctor Who Magazine journalist Andrew Pixley, and also includes contributions by Robert Shearman, Barnaby Edwards, and an afterword by academic Matt Hills.

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