Scheduled for Spring 2011, Alwyn W. Turner’s The Man Who Invented the Daleks: The Strange Worlds of Terry Nation is a biography of the Dalek creator and prolific TV adventure series writer.
Cardiff-born Terry Nation was one of the most successful, prolific and celebrated writers for popular television that Britain has ever produced. His science fiction series Survivors and Blakeâ€™s 7, from the late-1970s, have been durable cult and critical hits, one being re-made thirty years on and the other constantly rumoured for return, while his villainous creations the Daleks ensured, and at times eclipsed, the success of Doctor Who.
The Man Who Invented the Daleks will focus on Nationâ€™s work in the 1960s and 1970s, charting a career that also saw him join the legendary Associated London Scripts, become chief writer for a troubled Tony Hancock and play a key role in hit international adventures series such as The Avengers, The Saint and The Persuaders!.
Aurum’s Sam Harrison said:
â€˜In his acclaimed histories Crisis? What Crisis? and Rejoice! Rejoice! Alwyn has proven himself one of the most stylish and authoritative writers on British popular culture working today. By drawing together the various strands of Terry Nationâ€™s life and career, this book will offer a captivating window onto the creative melting pot without which British television today would look very different.â€™
Anyone who knew and wishes to share their memories of Terry Nation can contact the author at: [email protected]