The Doctor Who Information Network (or DWIN for short) has a long history of providing Whovians on the other side of the Atlantic with their regular Time Lord fix, all the way back to 1980 in fact when the network was first brought into existence, making it the longest running Doctor Who club on the continent.
Their mission statement is “the celebration and promotion of Doctor Who and its Fandom” and a mighty fine job they seem to be doing of it with not only an award-winning bimonthly fanzine entitled Enlightenment, but also with its regular fan fiction anthologies; Myth Makers for short stories and Myth Makers Presents for novel length and special collections (also both award-winning) and attract some rather big names from the literary worlds of Doctor Who including those whose works have appeared in various ‘Short Trips’ collections as well as writing stories for Bernice Summerfield and Iris Wildetyme collections.
The latest such collection is Myth Makers Presents: Golden Years and features twelve stories covering all eleven incarnations of the Doctor.
The stories in Golden Years demonstrate what we love about Doctor Who, and why it endures.
Monsters, time travel and exotic alien worlds. Horror, drama and humour. Golden Years celebrates the many eras of the series, featuring the Doctor in his many aspects: whether magician, scientist, wanderer, battle-scarred survivor or Machiavellian chess-player.
The anthology is 92 pages, perfect bound, and features stories from authors who have previously contributed to Who lore via BBC Books, Short Trips, Obverse Books and other Myth Makers productions and features artwork by Carolyn Edwards, Andy Walker and Iain Robertson (whose work you might have seen on Kasterborous many years ago).
If you do purchase a copy you will also be helping out a good cause with your money, as the anthology is entirely non-profit, with all proceeds going to St John Ambulance Canada.
More information, and how to order is available from www.clarksbury.com/mythmakers.
(With thanks to Matt)