The 2005 relaunch of Doctor Who has garnered a massive queer following over the year, and not just because gay producer Russell Davies gave us openly bi swashbuckler Captain Jack Harkness. There are numerous LGBT characters and storylines, as well as a deeper understanding that there’s far more under the sun that we can assume.
Now, from Mad Norwegian Press comes Queers Dig Time Lords, a new tome celebrating the LGBT community’s love for the British sci-fi series:
Tanya Huff (Blood Ties) wears bi-focals as she analyzes the Doctor’s fluid sexuality, former Doctor Who script editor Gary Russell explores the show’s effect on his teenage years, Paul Magrs (Hornets’ Nest) defends and celebrates the series’ camp qualities, and Melissa Scott (Trouble and Her Friends) describes Who’s impact on her greatest love and loss.
Other contributors include David Llewellyn (Night of the Humans), Rachel Swirsky (Through the Drowsy Dark), Hal Duncan (Ink: The Book of All Hours), Amal El-Mohtar (The Honey Month), Brit Mandelo (Beyond Binary), Mary Anne Mohanraj (Bodies in Motion), and Jed Hartman (Strange Horizons).
What’s more, Captain Jack himself—out actor John Barrowman— is contributing the book’s introduction.
h/t: Geeks Out