Impending Terry Nation Biography

Terry Nation biographyElisabeth Sladen autobiography, news has also surfaced of the release of a previously-reported pseudo-autobiography (in other words, just a regular biography) about and titled The Man Who Invented the Daleks: The Strange Worlds of Terry Nation.

“Terry Nation was one of the most successful and prolific writers for television and radio that Britain ever produced. His vision of a post-apocalyptic England, Survivors, has been re-made thirty years on, Blake’s 7 endures as a cult sci-fi classic, and his most famous creations, the Daleks, ensured, and at times eclipsed, the success of Doctor Who.”

Not only did Nation write every Dalek story from their Season 1 debut, The Daleks, to Destiny of the Daleks in the late Tom Baker era; he was also behind 1964’s environment-hopping delight The Keys of Marinus, and 1975’s The Android Invasion, two eerily Dalek-less tales that will no doubt be mentioned in the book as well.

The Man Who Invented the Daleks: The Strange Worlds of Terry Nation by Alwyn W. Turner will mysteriously appear on the shelves of all decent booksellers sometime in May, courtesy of publishers Aurum Press (yes, the same Aurum Press that’s publishing the Lis Sladen one).  RRP £20; pre-order from Amazon for £17.

(via Gallifrey News Base)

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