Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Chicks Unravel Time

I am so very, very pleased to finally, OFFICIALLY, announce that the amazing anthology for Mad Norwegian Press that has consumed me for the past year is available for pre-order:

From Amazon: 

The sister book to the 2011 Hugo Award-winning Chicks Dig Time Lords...

In Chicks Unravel Time, editors Deborah Stanish (Whedonistas) and L.M. Myles bring together a host of award-winning female writers, media professionals and scientists to examine each season of new and classicDoctor Who from their unique perspectives.

Diana Gabaldon discusses how Jamie McCrimmon inspired her best-selling Outlander series, and Barbara Hambly (Benjamin January Mysteries) examines the delicate balance of rebooting a TV show. Seanan McGuire (Toby Daye series) reveals the power and pain of waiting in Series 5, and Una McCormack (The King's Dragon) argues that Sylvester McCoy's final year of Doctor Who is the show's best season ever.

Other contributors include Juliet E. McKenna (Einarrin series), Tansy Rayner Roberts (Power and Majesty), Sarah Lotz (The Mall), Martha Wells (The Cloud Roads), Joan Frances Turner (Dust), Rachel Swirsky ("Fields of Gold") and Aliette de Bodard (Obsidian and Blood series).

This project has been massive - working with 34 writers we took on each season of Doctor Who, including the Television Movie and the year of specials.  These essays will make you think, make you laugh and may make you look at Doctor Who in ways that you never imagined.

In addition to the writers listed above, we have an absolutely fantastic group of women in this anthology and I can't wait to release the full table of contents. 

It's been a long journey but I think the results are worth it. ;-)

Monday, May 21, 2012

Where I've been...

It's been a mad, mad, mad few weeks trying to tie up loose ends on an upcoming project (announcement soon!) but even though I haven't been here I have been a few places around the web:

The lovely Chip of the Two-Minute Time Lord Podcast invited me to participate on The Steven Moffat Roundtable with Steven Schapansky (Radio Free Skaro), Neil Perryman (Adventures of Wife in Space) and the fabulous Teresa Jusino (of everywhere it is cool to be).

If you like podcasts and listening to fun people (mostly them but I try!) check out 2MTL265: The Steven Moffat Evaluation

I also had the privilege of contributing to the Legendary Women's month of Buffy by talking about Whedonistas.  They are also running a Whedonistas (now in its second printing!) giveaway so if you don't have a copy, drop by.  You have until May 31 to enter.

So...a bit busy but more exciting news to come!