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Live at ConQuesT 50

I returned from Kansas City a few weeks back and thought I’d share some highlights from the annual science fiction convention (ConQuesT). I appeared on two panels (one on American Gods, one on Doctor Who) and had reading that included … Continue reading

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Full ConQuesT 50 Schedule

My full schedule for Kansas City’s 50th Anniversary ConQuesT SF Convention is now available under Appearances. Come by the Sheraton at Crown Center and see me talk about Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, Doctor Who, and read some of the stranger … Continue reading

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Dr. Who Draws from David Bowie (Again)

This week, BBC announced the official premiere date of the new season of Doctor Who, starring Jodie Whittaker. The first episode’s title will be “The Woman Who Fell to Earth.” It’s a tip of the hat to 1970s sci-fi film … Continue reading

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New Doctor Who is a Woman (and Still Kinda Bowie)

Kudos to David Llewellyn who immediately noted the similarity between Jodie Whittaker in the promo for her new Doctor Who and the cover of David Bowie’s Low.  His tweet was picked up by NME earlier last week. I’ve blogged about … Continue reading

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Dr. Who Novelty Songs

Verity Podcast recently devoted an entire show to novelty songs about Doctor Who. As I’ve mentioned before, I think novelty songs don’t get enough credit.  There’s an art to writing something funny and unique that references multiple cultural objects in an … Continue reading

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Ian Dury’s Multifaceted Connections to Sci-Fi/Fantasy

I’ve been listening to a lot of Ian Dury recently.  A few nights ago, I finally rented Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll, the fictionalized film account of Dury’s career. Why should fantasy/science-fiction fans care about a little-known music biopic? … Continue reading

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Doctor Who’s Connecticut Yankee References: Season 9, Episode 1

My UC Davis class on Mark Twain’s technocratic writing ended the weekend before the Season 9 premiere of Doctor Who.  I re-read A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court just weeks prior, not knowing that writer/producer Steven Moffat, actor Peter Capaldi, … Continue reading

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