Prepare yourselves for a reference book like no other as poet and playwright James Wylder begins crowd funding An Eloquence of Time and Space a new Doctor Who episode guide covering every episode from 2005’s reboot right through to the 50th anniversary episode, but with a twist:each episode is represented by a poem and will also include accompanying illustrations, (‘Whodles’) by artist Olivia Hinkel.
The Kickstarter campaign’s initial goal is to reach $250, which will cover the production of the book, a pitch for which you can see above. Getting to that initial target is only the beginning, as they want to take the project even further from there says James…
“When we get funded, we’ll start adding more chapters to the book. Poetry on the early seasons of the show? Essays? A story in the spirit of Doctor Who? This book is a celebration, and we’d love to add anything we can to it!”
An example of the kind of prose you can expect to find in the volume is the entry for Matt Smith’s first episode The Eleventh Hour which, along with the entry for Series 3 episode The Sound of Drums are viewable on the Kickstarter page.
5.1 The Eleventh Hour
I washed away a thousand years of life
with fire from my skull
cracking my home
into coral shards of coal
until I become
a children’s book character
The prices and packages for pledges ranges from $1, which will get you an email of a single poem from the book, through to a $500 pledge getting you dinner with the author and a private or public recital (as long as you live in either Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan or Kentucky) all the way up to the mammoth $10,000 pledge in which the author will actually write you a novel (minimum 300 pages) to your specifications
For more details and to make a pledge, head to the Kickstarter page.