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Purser-Hallard, Philip

Entry updated 18 March 2024. Tagged: Author.

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(1971-    ) UK author born Philip Hallard who began to publish work of genre interest with "First Person" (in Perfect Timing 2, anth 1999, edited by Julian Eales and Helen Fayle), and who became identified with the Doctor Who universe through the ambitious Of the City of the Saved ..., a Tie the Faction Paradox sequence, set at the Cosmological hot-spot City located in a kind of safe zone between the end of this universe and the beginning of the next (see Eschatology). Professor Bernice Summerfield: Nobody's Children (anth 2007) contains contributions along with Jonathan Blum and Kate Orman to the Bernice Summerfield sequence in the Who Universe. Purser-Hallard is general editor of The Black Archive series of nonfiction studies, each devoted to a single Doctor Who episode or storyline.

The non-tie Devices Trilogy – comprising The Pendragon Protocol (2014), The Locksley Exploit (2015) and Trojans (2016) – places re-enactors of figures from the Round Table [for Arthur and Round Table see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below] in a protected Keep in modern London, from which they emerge – bound like Avatars to the "devices" which incarnate their Arthurian models, and armed with advanced Weapons – to defend us. The story is modestly softened by references to Christian values, giving its telling a Young Adult focus. [JC]

Philip Hallard

born 1971



Doctor Who: Faction Paradox

Time Hunter

Doctor Who: Professor Bernice Summerfield

The Devices Trilogy

works as editor

Doctor Who: Faction Paradox

Iris Wildthyme



The Black Archive


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