Back in print for the first time in over a decade, and with a new foreword, this is noted cult TV author Keith Topping’s acclaimed guide to all seven seasons of the classic series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
The book explores the key features of every episode that helped to make Buffy a cult phenomenon. It analyses the show’s themes, unearths pop culture references, serves up the best lines of dialogue, provides soundtrack information, exposes continuity errors and reveals the subtext and serious issues pulsing beneath the episodes’ surface – all in a style that captures the show’s unique humour.
Whether you’re a seasoned fan or a novice, this bumper guide is your indispensable companion to Buffy‘s universe.
652pp. 6×9 paperback edition.
Published 31 March 2019
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rockin’ Keith Topping is an extremely freelance journalist and author whose previous work includes co-editing two editions of The Guinness Book of Classic British TV. He’s also written numerous guides to television series as diverse as The X-Files, The Sweeney, Doctor Who and Roswell for Virgin Books. He’s responsible for four novels, (including the award-winning The Hollow Men), and a novella (Telos’s own Ghost Ship), the Stargate SG-1 guide Beyond the Gate, and the best-selling volumes Slayer, Hollywood Vampire and Inside Bartlet’s White House. He has contributed to numerous genre magazines, including TV Zone and Shivers, and is a former Contributing Editor of DreamWatch specialising in coverage of US television. Keith was born on Tyneside on the same day in 1963 that his beloved Newcastle United lost 3-2 at home to Northampton Town. Things haven’t improved much since. He regularly appears on local radio and also contributed to the BBC television series I Love the ’70s. His hobbies include socialising with friends, foreign travel, loud guitar-based pop music, trashy British horror movies of the ’60s and ’70s, football, comedy, murder and lots of other stuff.