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Out Now: Obverse Books’ Black Archive #60 – The Sun Makers

The latest installment in Obverse Books’ The Black Archive series is The Sun Makers, perfect for anyone who is strangled by high taxation!

The Black Archive is a range of monographs about Doctor Who stories, and previous volumes have includes Rose, Ghost Light, Listen, Doctor Who and the Silurians, The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Awakening, and The Haunting of Villa Diodati. The Sun Makers adds to the wealth of Fourth Doctor content in the range, alongside Image of the Fendahl, Pyramids of Mars, The Stones of Blood, Horror of Fang Rock, and The Hand of Fear, to name just a few.

In fact, because The Sun Makers is the 60th volume in the Archive, there’s a huge number of fascinating material already available.

Here’s the blurb for The Black Archive #60: The Sun Makers:

‘Don’t you think commercial imperialism is as bad as military conquest?’

The Sun Makers takes Doctor Who not just to the edge of the Solar System far in the future, but also to the edge of what the series can accomplish. Drawing on the brutal history of the British East India Company, Georgian satire, and Holmes’s contemporary British 1970s world of tax inspectors, striking workers, and missed production targets.

The Sun Makers is an adult dystopian political and economic satire where the monster is a bureaucratic Company and the Doctor’s allies are criminals and violent proletarian revolutionaries. And there are some jokes about tax in there as well.

The book is written by Lewis Baston, who regularly writes about politics, elections, history, and travel.

The Black Archive #60: The Sun Makers is out 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 #60 – The Sun Makers

by Philip Bates time to read: 1 min
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