The unofficial About Time series examines the whole of Doctor Who, through the lens of real-world social and political changes. It also explores the ongoing developments in television production that have influenced the series over the decades.

The ninth volume focuses on Series 4 (2008), starring David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor and Catherine Tate as Donna Noble, as well as the 2009 Specials. It also includes observations on the 2008 interactive mini-episode, Music of the Spheres, the 2009 animated adventure Dreamland, and The Sarah Jane Adventures story The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith (also 2009).

Essays in About Time 9 include: ‘Should Doctor Who be appointment television?’, ‘How can anyone know about the Time War?’ and ‘Why can’t anyone just die?’

About Time 9: The Unauthorized Guide to Doctor Who, written by Tat Wood and Dorothy Ail and published by Mad Norwegian Press, is available now via, priced $29.95 (US).

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