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Out Now: Obverse Books' Black Archive #30 – The Dalek Invasion of Earth

Under Emergency Regulations, Jonathan Morris has been permitted by our Masters, the superior Dalek race, to write the latest instalment in Obverse Books’ The Black Archive. And this volume focuses on humanity’s wonderful imprisonment in The Dalek Invasion of Earth.

The Black Archive range is a series of monographs examining Doctor Who serials, with upcoming volumes covering such tales as Listen, The Awakening, and The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang.

Here’s the blurb for The Dalek Invasion of Earth:

“Survivors of London, the Daleks are the masters of Earth. Surrender now and you will live.”

The story of the Daleks’ return to Doctor Who in The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1964) has been told in multiple media, but for this Black Archive, Jonathan Morris has had unparalleled access to the many variants of the scripts.

After 55 years, learn the identity of ‘The Waking Ally’, discover Milton Subotsky’s working draft of the second feature film, and find out why the iconic shot of the Daleks crossing Westminster Bridge doesn’t appear in the actual story.

You might know author, Morris from his extensive Doctor Who Magazine credits, from his audio work, or his novels (which include Touched by an Angel and Festival of Death). The Daleks know him for his speedy work: he managed to write this Archive in just 13,658 rels!

The Black Archive #30: The Dalek Invasion of Earth is available now from Obverse Books.

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

Out Now: Obverse Books' Black Archive #30 – The Dalek Invasion of Earth

by Philip Bates time to read: 1 min
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