Saturday, 7 August 2010

Illuminating Torchwood

If you are one of those people who like to watch Torchwood not for the stories, but for the psychology, social and sexual themes, then there is a new book on the market that you are going to love.

Illuminating Torchwood is a collection of essays, written by scholars from around the world and edited together by Andrew Ireland. It focuses on the themes explored within the shows narrative, the impact it has on todays society, and what we can learn from it.
“Created as a spinoff of Doctor Who, the BBC television series Torchwood is a unique blend of science fiction and fantasy, with much more of an adult flavour than its progenitor. With its memorable characters, adult language, subversive humour, and openly homosexual and bisexual storylines, Torchwood provides a wealth of material for scholarly analysis and debate.

“Using Torchwood as its focal point, this collection of essays by experts and enthusiasts provides an interpretive framework for understanding the continually developing forms and genres of contemporary television drama.”

The book itself is retailing on various online shops for anything between £23.99 and £29.99 but Forbidden Planet have it priced at just £11.40. If you like to explore the deeper meaning of the Torchwood stories, and enjoy the debate surrounding them, then this is the book for you.

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