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Publisher's summary[edit | edit source]
Is the Thirteenth Doctor a secret admirer of Elon Musk?
Was “Kerblam!” ghost-written by Emmanuel Macron?
Is Chris Chibnall hopepunk?
Is “The Woman who Fell to Earth” a remake of Predator 2 with less Jamaican drug dealers?
These are but a few of the questions dealt with in SHEFFIELD STEEL, a story-by-story analysis of the Jodie Whittaker's tenure as the titular character in BBC's Doctor Who. Featuring commentary on both television and prose story, this book aims at offering a cohesive picture of a complex and divisive series.
The 2018-2019 run of Doctor Who is full of contrasts: a landmark victory in casting and diversity; but also a year full of varying-scale polemics surrounding the ways the show tackled race, morality and class politics. Rather than a celebration or an indictment, writer Sam Maleski pens, drawing from literary theory and symbology, an account of each story's thematic landscape, attempting to unravel what they're trying to tell us, and to find out whether their contradictions can be solved.
Subject matter[edit | edit source]
Notable features[edit | edit source]
- Essays on:
- Twice Upon a Time
- The Secret in Vault 13
- The Woman Who Fell to Earth
- The Ghost Monument
- Arachnids in the UK
- The Tsuranga Conundrum
- Demons of the Punjab
- The Witchfinders
- The Good Doctor
- Combat Magicks
- It Takes You Away
- The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos
- Molten Heart
- The Rhino of Twenty-Three Strand Street
Notes[edit | edit source]
The publisher has since terminated their relationship with the author, meaning that while this was billed as volume 1, volume 2, As of 2021[update], is unlikely to materialise.