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Thursday, 1 September 2022 - Reported by Marcus
Black Archive #60: The Sun Makers (Credit: Obverse Books)

The latest in the series of Black Archive books from Obverse Books looks at the Fourth Doctor story The Sun Makers

‘Don’t you think commercial imperialism is as bad as military conquest?’


The Sun Makers takes Doctor Who not just to the edge of the Solar System far in the future, but also to the edge of what the series can accomplish.

Drawing on the brutal history of the British East India Company, Georgian satire, and Holmes’s contemporary British 1970s world of tax inspectors, striking workers and missed production targets.

The Sun Makers is an adult dystopian political and economic satire where the monster is a bureaucratic Company and the Doctor’s allies are criminals and violent proletarian revolutionaries. And there are some jokes about tax in there as well.

THE SUN MAKERS is available now in paperback and electronic formats, direct from Obverse Books and from selected online retailers.


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