News : 04/07/2022 ~ Obverse Books Releases Black Archive 58 The Talons of Weng-Chiang

Rebecca Chamberlin

Staff member
Author Dale Smith has provided 138 pages of new input and observations on the popular Doctor Who TV story The Talons of Weng-Chiang in the popular and ongoing Obverse Books Black Archive series. The blurb reads;

"“Have I ever, in my thirty years in the halls, seen such a dazzling display of lustrous legerdemain? So many feats of superlative, supernatural skill? The answer must be never, sir. Never.”

Most likely to be described as ‘a product of its time’, The Talons of Weng-Chiang has been hailed as the best Doctor Who story ever written, and maligned as blatant sinophobia. No other story has had more requests to consider it in its proper historical context, but perhaps equally important is how that context affects our relationship with the story today.

This new reference book is now available from Obverse Books here:


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