November 30th, 2020


Whoniversaries 30 November: Unearthly Child #2, Invasion #5, Dragonfire #2, Silver Nemesis #2

End of another month. I've started reposting these to the Facebook Doctor Who group, where people seem to like them

broadcast anniversaries

30 November 1963: repeat of "An Unearthly Child" and first broadcast of "The Cave of Skulls", the first and second episodes of the story we now call An Unearthly Child. The Tardis has landed on a primitive world where the travellers are taken captive by cavemen.

30 November 1968: broadcast of fifth episode of The Invasion. Isobel, Jamie and Zoe enter the sewers and are confronted by a deranged Cyberman.

30 November 1987: broadcast of second episode of Dragonfire. Mel and Ace are pursued by the dragon; the Doctor and Glitz work out where the treasure is.

30 November 1988: broadcast of second episode of Silver Nemesis. Rather confusing battles between the Cybermen and neo-Nazis.

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November 2020 books

Non-fiction: 2 (YTD 46)
Selected Prose, by Charles Lamb (did not finish)
Mahatma Gandhi: His Life and Times, by Louis Fischer

Fiction (non-sf): 1 (YTD 35)
The Inside of the Cup, by the other Winston Churchill

sf (non-Who): 7 (YTD 99)
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, by Philip K. Dick
Borderline, by Mishell Baker
SS-GB, by Len Deighton
Painless, by Rich Larson
The Time Invariance of Snow, by E. Lily Yu
Blood is Another Word for Hunger, by Rivers Solomon
More Real Than Him, by Silvia Park

Doctor Who: 5 (YTD 16)
The Nth Doctor, by Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier
The Official Doctor Who Annual 2021, by Paul Lang
Doctor Who: Mission to the Unknown, by John Peel
Doctor Who: The Mutation of Time, by John Peel
The Astraea Conspiracy, by Lizbeth Myles

Comics: 5 (YTD 44)
Neil Dreams, by Neil Gaiman
An Honest Answer & Other Stories, by Neil Gaiman
The Daleks’ Master Plan, adapted by Rick Lundeen
The Empire Strikes Back, written by Archie Goodwin, art by Al Williamson and Carlos Garzon
Return of the Jedi, written by Archie Goodwin, art by Al Williamson and Carlos Garzon

4,000 pages (YTD 62,800)
6/20 (YTD 75/239) not by men (Baker, Yu, Solomon, Park, Lofficier, Myles)
3/20 (YTD 22/239) by PoC (Yu, Solomon, Park)
3/20 reread (YTD 37/239) - Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Mission to the Unknown, The Mutation of Time

Ash: A Secret History, by Mary Gentle
Gormenghast, by Mervyn Peake
After Me Comes the Flood, by Sarah Perry
Terms of Endearment, by Larry McMurtry
Tono-Bungay, by H.G. Wells

Coming soon (perhaps)
Perdido Street Station, by China Mieville
"The Persistence of Vision" by John Varley
The Company Articles of Edward Teach/Angaelien Apocalypse, by Thoraiya Dyer
Above/Below, by Stephanie Campisi
Planetfall, by Emma Newman
The Anything Box, by Zenna Henderson
Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor Volume 1: A New Beginning, by Jody Houser, Rachael Stott, Giorgia Sposito, Enrica Eren Angiolini
Our War: Ireland and the Great War, by John Horne
Utopia For Realists, by Rutger Bregman
Ormeshadow, by Priya Sharma
Greybeard, by Brian Aldiss
Kaamelott: Het Raadsel Van de Kluis, written by Alexandre Astier, art by Steven Dupré
Goodbye To All That, by Robert Graves
Foucaults Pendulum by Umberto Eco
Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd, by Nick Mason
The Home and the World, by Rabindranath Tagore
A Buzz in the Meadow, by Dave Goulson