Six Smart Women Discussing Doctor Who

Tansy Rayner Roberts

Verity! LogoTansy Rayner Roberts is a writer and mother living in Tasmania, Australia. Her family includes three generations of Doctor Who fangirls, from age 7 to 70+! Tansy’s book publications include the novels Power and Majesty, Musketeer Space and Ink Black Magic, and the short story collection Love and Romanpunk. She also writes crime under the name Livia Day.

Tansy is one of the co-hosts of Galactic Suburbia, the all-female science fiction podcast which features publishing gossip, pop culture reviews and the feminist perspective. She has won two Hugos – Best Fan Writer in 2013 and Best Fancast (Galactic Suburbia) in 2015. In 2016 Tansy launched a new podcast (yes, another one) serialising her own short fiction, starting with the fun magical university share house story “Fake Geek Girl”. Check out Sheep Might Fly to hear Tansy reading her own stories and stopping on cliffhangers!

When not doing all these things Tansy manages her own business: Alice and Austen, a history and literary themed online gift shop.

Tansy’s blog features all kinds of writing, including comics reviews, feminist essays and fiction. You can support her online writing via Patreon. You can sign up to her newsletter for updates, and receive a free short story.

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Comments on: "Tansy Rayner Roberts" (4)

  1. Tansy – were you aware that Douglas Adams’ daughter Polly is a visitor to your shores at the moment? She’s a smart and funny young lady.

  2. Miss Heather from Perth West Australia said:

    Tansy I have just finished 2 of your books which I bought at Easter. I also moved House and lost for 2 1/2 weeks the power cord for my i pad. They were great. Thanks.

  3. Kirsten said:

    I’ve heard you mention essays that you’ve written on multiple episodes of the podcast. Is there a place that I can read any of them? (Some of them sound really interesting!)

    • Thanks, Kirsten! Most of my Doctor Who writing can be found on my blog – (if you go back as far as 2013, I spent the anniversary year writing a weekly post about a different year of the show). I have also written two essays for Mad Norwegian books: my piece on Trial of a Time Lord (with lots of ranting about how Peri was treated) is in Chicks Unravel Time, and my piece on Sara Kingdom is in Companion Piece [these are both amazing books, and well worth getting, full of wonderful essays by so many great writers]. I think I also recently mentioned my essays on Domesticating the Doctor? which are here

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