Queen Bat

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Title: Queen Bat
Date(s): 1980-??
Medium: print
Fandom: Doctor Who, with some multimedia
Language: English
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Queen Bat is a gen Doctor Who, with some multimedia, anthology that succeeds Space Rat. Issue #1 was published in 1980, and issue #10 in 1988. At least thirteen issues were published. One issue contains "Timewyrm: Revelation," a serialised fan fiction piece Paul Cornell penned and then later published as a Doctor Who novel for Virgin New Adventures.

The Zine Wiki reports that:

"Contributors of fiction writing included Nick Cooper, Paul Cornell, Clare Ford, Robert Franks, and the editors, among others......

The Letters page was entitled '"Spectrox Nest".

Paul Cornell's Doctor Who novel, "Timewyrm: Revelation", published by Virgin Publishing, was based on "Total Eclipse", a story written for Queen Bat.

Several selections from Queen Bat, including "Creating A Role: The Doctor Who Girl" (Queen Bat # 6); "The Eternal Archetypes" by Val Douglas (Queen Bat # 5); and "Dear Auntie Nicer" by Jackie Marshall (Queen Bat # 13) are included in the anthology "Licence Denied: Rumblings from the Doctor Who Underground", edited by Paul Cornell and published by Virgin Books in 1997."[1]