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Table of Contents: COMPANION PIECE: WOMEN CELEBRATE THE HUMANS, ALIENS AND TIN DOGS OF DOCTOR WHO Edited by L.M. Myles and Liz Barr

Mad Norwegian Press has posted the table of contents for the upcoming collection of Doctor Who essays Companion Piece: Women Celebrate the Humans, Aliens and Tin Dogs of Doctor Who:

Here’s the book description:

In Companion Piece, editors L.M. Myles (Chicks Unravel Time) and Liz Barr bring together a host of award-winning female writers, media professionals and more to examine the wide array of humans, aliens and tin dogs who have accompanied the Doctor in his adventures throughout time and space. Tansy Rayner Roberts (Ink Black Magic) finds the defining attribute of Sara Kingdom, while Amal El-Mohtar (The Honey Month) looks at the extent to which the Doctor himself is a companion, particularly to the Brigadier. Nina Allan (Angelus) rewatches ” with some concern ” Sarah Jane Smith’s debut for the first time in ages, and Seanan McGuire (Rosemary and Rue) addresses the ethics of using violence through the lens of Leela, Ace and Amy Pond. Other contributors include Karen Miller (The Innocent Mage), Caroline Spector (Amazing Stories), Deborah Stanish (Chicks Unravel Time), Lynne Thomas (Chicks Dig Time Lords), Joan Francis Turner (Dust), Mary Robinette Kowal (Shades of Milk and Honey) and Tehani Wessely (FableCroft Publishing).

Here’s the table of contents…

  1. The Impossible Girls by Deborah Stanish
  2. That Nitro-9 You’re Not Carrying: Violence and the Companion by Seanan McGuire
  3. Scheherazade and Galahad in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks by Mags L. Halliday
  4. Steven Taylor, Space Adventurer! by L.M. Myles
  5. Scintillating, Fascinating, Irritating by Liz Barr
  6. I Don’t Want Her to Go by Amy Gaertner
  7. “What a Splendid-Looking Roman You Make!”: The Male Companions, from Ian to Rory by Emma Nichols
  8. A Different Way of Living by Julia duMais
  9. We, Robots by Erika Ensign
  10. The Damned Don’t Cry by Sarah Groenewegen
  11. Stories and Fairytales: Feminism, Agency and Narrative Control with the Pond Family Women by Karen K. Burrows
  12. The Shakespeare Race Code by Amanda-Rae Prescott
  13. “I Can Do Your Part If You Can Do Mine”: Romana II as the Girl Doctor by Gwynne Garfinkle
  14. Mouth on Legs by Tehani Wessely
  15. From “There’s Nothing Only About Being a Girl” to “The Most Important Woman in the Whole of Creation”: Feminism and the Female Companions by Linnea Dodson
  16. Where in Eternity… is Josephine Grant Jones? by Joan Frances Turner
  17. Forever Playing Second Fiddle: How Sarah Jane and the Rest of Us are being Sold Short by Nina Allan
  18. The Barbara Strain by Lynne M. Thomas
  19. The Curious Case of Miss Victoria Waterfield by Jennifer Adams Kelley
  20. “Where Do I Fit In?”: The Tale of Perpugilliam Brown by Stephanie Lai
  21. My Doctor: Harry Sullivan by Sarah McDermott
  22. Donna: Noble by Name and Noble by Nature by Karen Miller
  23. Rewriting History with Sticky Notes: Narrative, Agency and Bernice Summerfield by Emma Ward
  24. Scientists, Not Office Boys: Zoe and Liz, Science-Heroes by Anna Livingston
  25. The Uses of Turlough by Anne Goldsmith
  26. Amy‘s Choice: Doctor Who Companions and the Nightmare of Domesticity by Una McCormack
  27. The Ones He Leaves Behind by Foz Meadows
  28. Science Princess FTW by Mary Robinette Kowal
  29. Origin Story by Aneira Vaughn
  30. What Has Romana Ever Done For Us? by Phoebe Taylor
  31. The Heroine of Her Own Story by Britany Harrison and Liz Barr
  32. Sara Kingdom Dies at the End by Tansy Rayner Roberts
  33. A Question of Emphasis: The Doctor as Companion by Amal El-Mohtar

Book info as per Amazon US:

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Mad Norwegian Press (April 7, 2015)
  • ISBN-10: 1935234196
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935234197

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1 Comment on Table of Contents: COMPANION PIECE: WOMEN CELEBRATE THE HUMANS, ALIENS AND TIN DOGS OF DOCTOR WHO Edited by L.M. Myles and Liz Barr

  1. Paul Weimer (@PrinceJvstin) // January 26, 2015 at 7:44 am //

    I recognize more than a couple of the names in this lineup 🙂

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