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New book to scrutinise Terry Nation's 1960s and 1970s TV career

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New study of Terry Nation's work

A NEW WORK by author Alwyn W Turner provides a fresh perspective on the televisual works of Survivors' creator Terry Nation in the 1960s, 1970s and beyond. Published in the spring of 2011, The Man Who Invented the Daleks: The Strange Worlds of Terry Nation, is the first book-length study of the writing career of Nation since Jonathan Bignell and Andrew O'Day's Terry Nation (Manchester: Manchester University Press) published in 2004.

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Publishers Aurum Press announced the publication of Turner's new study, in the summer of 2010, as follows:

The Man Who Invented the Daleks

Sam Harrison of Aurum has acquired The Man Who Invented the Daleks: The Strange Worlds of Terry Nation by Alwyn W. Turner.

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 Blakes 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.

Scheduled for Spring 2011, The Man Who Invented the Daleks will focus on Nation'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!.

Sam Harrison said: 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 Nation 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.

Alwyn W Turner. 2011. The Man Who Invented The Daleks, The Strange Worlds Of Terry Nation. London: Aurum Press is available from Amazon, Waterstones, WHSmith and other retailers.

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