Doctor Who – The What, Where, and How

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About This Book

Doctor Who is a show about books, TV, and science fiction for the fans within us all: the Tenth Doctor loves Harry Potter, the Eleventh Doctor wears costumes, and Martha Jones wants to record Shakespeare’s lost play and sell it on the Internet.

As the characters gush over Agatha Christie or tangle with Men in Black, they enter a self-referential world of fiction about fiction, delighting in pure fandom.

Producers Davies and Moffat nod to their other creations, from Sherlock to Casanova, and share their love for both the classic series and the larger world of Doctor Who novels, audiobooks, and comics. As the franchise riffs off Star Trek, Star Wars, Alice in Wonderland, and Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, it both celebrates the world’s most popular works and takes its place among them.

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About the author

Valerie Estelle Frankel has won a Dream Realm Award, an Indie Excellence Award, and a USA Book News National Best Book Award for her Henry Potty parodies. She’s the author of about 50 books on pop culture, including Doctor Who – The What, Where, and How, Sherlock: Every Canon Reference You May Have Missed in BBC’s Series 1-3, History, Homages and the Highlands: An Outlander Guide, and How Game of Thrones Will End.

Many of her books focus on women’s roles in fiction, from her heroine’s journey guides From Girl to Goddess and Buffy and the Heroine’s Journey to books like Women in Game of Thrones and The Many Faces of Katniss Everdeen. Once a lecturer at San Jose State University, she now teaches at Mission College and speaks often at conferences.

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