A wickedly affectionate parody of the nation's favourite SF series
Doctor Whom, the grammatically correct TimeLord (or should that be Time Lord Or is it Timelord ) has come to save our universe from the terror's of sloppy syntax and bad grammar. With his intrepid assistant Lynne: hes here to correct greengrocers sign's, popular fiction and government memos (memoes ) before inaccurate and lazy communication rips apart the very fabric of the space time continuum.
Is it any wonder that the rise of global warming has coincided with the decline in the teaching of Latin in our schools I do'nt think so.
Will the Doctor save us all or will his evil nemisises (nemisiss nemisi ) The Dalek's triumph and rule over a universe where no-one has any clear idea of the correct usage of semi-colons
Adam Roberts is the author of 14 SF novels, most recently Jack Glass (which won the UK BSFA and the US John Campbell awards for best SF novel, 2013), as well as a number of critical works about science fiction, including Science Fiction (Routledge, 2000) and The Palgrave History of Science Fiction (Palgrave 2006). He regularly reviews the genre for The Guardian and is also a Professor of 19th-century Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London; where he also teaches Creative Writing to undergraduates, specialising in 3rd-year final projects in SF and Fantasy.