Sunday, 6 March 2011
The Doctor Who Reading List Part 5
(This list wouldn't have been possible without the thing of wonder that is Tat Wood and Lawrence Miles' About Time: The Unauthorised Guide To Doctor Who and Paul Cornell, Martin Day and Keith Topping's Doctor Who: The Discontinuity Guide)
It was hardest thinking of any kind of literary antecedent for the works of Eric Saward. The best that The Discontinuity Guide can come up with for Resurrection of the Daleks is "War movies, Alien, Star Wars", which isn't exactly an imaginative spectrum of reference.
The Doctor Who Reading List Part 5: Peter Davison;
Castrovalva - Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Teritus, Jorge Luis Borges, 1940.
Four to Doomsday - Chariots of the Gods?, Erich von Daniken, 1968.
Kinda - The Word for World is Forest, Ursula K. Le Guin, 1976.
The Visitation - The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Samuel Pepys, 1660-69.
Black Orchid - The Mysterious Affair at Styles, Agatha Christie, 1920.
Earthshock - The Clockwork Man, E.V. Odle, 1923.
Timeflight - Parsifal, Richard Wagner, 1882.
Arc of Infinity - A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula K. Le Guin, 1968
Snakedance - A Passage to India, E. M. Forster, 1924.
Mawdryn Undead - The Phantom Ship, Frederick Marryat, 1839.
Terminus - The Poetic Edda, Anon, c1050.
Enlightenment - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll, 1865.
The King's Demons - The Life and Death of King John, William Shakespeare, c1596.
The Five Doctors - Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came, Robert Browning, 1855.
Warriors of the Deep - Ice Station Zebra, Alistair MacLean, 1963.
The Awakening - The Ritual, David Pinner, 1967.
Frontios - Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, Ludwig Wittgenstein, 1921.
Resurrection of the Daleks - The Boys from Brazil, Ira Levin, 1976.
Planet of Fire - Dune, Frank Herbert, 1965.
The Caves of Androzani - The Revenger's Tragedy, Thomas Middleton, 1606.