Out Now: Obverse Books’ Black Archive #28 – Love & Monsters

With Valentine’s Day coming up, Obverse Books thought it’d be appropriate to remind us of one of the most touching romances in Doctor Who history: That Chap From Hustle and a paving slab.

No, but seriously, there are plenty of people who love Love & Monsters, including Niki Haringsma, author of the latest edition of The Black Archive! Even if you’re not a fan of the Tenth Doctor tale, this book aims to show you what you’re missing out on.

Here’s the synopsis:

‘Let me tell you something about those who get left behind.’

Russell T Davies’ tale of regular people searching for the Doctor has become one of the most divisive episodes in Doctor Who history.

Diving into the narrative theories of Bertolt Brecht, Viktor Shklovsky, Henry Jenkins, Stuart Hall and many others, this Black Archive on Love & Monsters explores how one profoundly alienating story made us see our favourite alien time traveller in a whole new light.

Niki Haringsma is a Dutch writer, artist and editor with a degree in German literature. When not busy daydreaming about queer sci-fi geeks, Niki also tweets over at @nikisketches.

The Black Archive is an ongoing series of book-length essays that put Doctor Who serials firmly under the microscope. And they’re really rather fantastic.

The paperback version of The Black Archive #28: Love & Monsters is out now, with an RRP of £7.99, although it’s just £5.99 straight from Obverse. An eBook version costs £3.99.