Category Archives: Series 5

The paperback of The Eleventh Doctor has arrived!

It came through the door this morning!

The package

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The Eleventh Doctor is now available in paperback

The Eleventh Doctor paperback cover

My book The Eleventh Doctor: a critical ramble through Matt Smith’s tenure in Doctor Who has been available in electronic form for more than a week now [,, others]

Now it’s also available in paperback! (At present, it’s only available direct from Lulu, where it’s printed. In six to eight weeks it should also appear on the various Amazon stores.)

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My book is out! The Eleventh Doctor: a critical ramble through Matt Smith’s tenure in Doctor Who

It’s here!

The Eleventh Doctor: a critical ramble through Matt Smith's tenure in Doctor Who by Mike Taylor

My book on the Eleventh Doctor is now out in Kindle editions [,]! Please, folks, spread the word in any Doctor Who communities that you’re a part of, and on your own blogs!

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I’m looking for Beta-testers for my Doctor Who book

My book The Eleventh Doctor will soon be complete as regards reviews — containing everything I’ve written up to and including the 50th anniversary special. I have only one episode to back-fill before that’s complete, The Name of the Doctor, which I plan to watch tonight and write about tomorrow.


Tentative frontispiece image for the Series 7 section of the book, based on a suggestion from Andrew Hickey. Original image CC BY-SA from Wikimedia Commons.

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Artwork for The Eleventh Doctor book

Regulars will remember from earlier this month that I’m writing a book about the  Eleventh Doctor. I’m really happy with the way the cover turned out, and also with this illustration that I put together for the introduction to the Series 6 section:


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Announcing my book about The Eleventh Doctor

Coming soon to a bookseller near you!


It just happened that I started blogging about Doctor Who with Matt Smith’s inaugral episode, The Eleventh Hour. Now as we approach the end of Smith’s reign, and the handover to Peter Capaldi, it seems like an appropriate time to wrap it all up in a book that covers the entire Eleventh Doctor period.

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Mike’s bang-up-to-date review of A Christmas Carol

[A revised and improved version of this essay appears in my book The Eleventh Doctor: a critical ramble through Matt Smith’s tenure in Doctor Who.]

With the new Series 6 of Doctor Who kicking off in two days’ time, we’ve been watching our way through all the previous Eleventh Doctor episodes.  Having finished with Series 5 a few days ago, tonight we watched the Christmas special, A Christmas Carol.

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