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Mad Norwegian Press is an American publisher of science-fiction guides and novels. The company has worked with authors such as Harlan Ellison, Peter David, Diana Gabaldon, Tanya Huff, Emma Bull, Elizabeth Bear, Mary Robinette Kowal, Seanan McGuire, Barbara Hambly, Martha Wells, Juliet E. McKenna, Aliette de Bodard, Jody Lynn Nye, Catherynne M. Valente, Rachel Swirsky, Melissa Scott, Hal Duncan, Brit Mandelo, Mary Anne Mohanraj, Nancy Holder, Sharon Shinn, Jeanne C. Stein, Colleen Doran, Jill Thompson, Jen Van Meter, Marjorie Liu, Sarah Monette, Mark Waid, Lyda Morehouse, Paul Magrs, Gary Russell, Robert Shearman, Lance Parkin, Andrew Cartmel, Steve Lyons, Lawrence Miles and Tat Wood.

Mad Norwegian Press
Founder1999
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationDes Moines, Iowa
Key peopleLars Pearson
Publication typesBooks
Official websitewww.madnorwegian.com

Mad Norwegian was founded by Lars Pearson, a former staffer at Wizard Magazine, and is based in Des Moines, Iowa.

The majority of the company's output is reference guides to science-fiction series such as Doctor Who, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and The X-Files. As a rule of thumb, such guides examine the continuity that governs each show --- taking into consideration how different episodes reconcile against each other, for instance --- along with critiques, theorizing and behind-the-scenes details. The "About Time" series, a series of guidebooks to Doctor Who, deviates from this formula somewhat by examining the political and cultural context (as well as the development of television) that influenced Doctor Who on a year-by-year basis during its initial 26-year run (from 1963 to 1989).

From 2002 to 2006, Mad Norwegian produced a series of Faction Paradox novels, using concepts and characters as created by Lawrence Miles.

The company has a series of essay collections pertaining to women and fandom: the Hugo-Award-winning Chicks Dig Time Lords (2010), Whedonistas! (2011) and the Hugo-Award-nominated Chicks Dig Comics (2012), and the Hugo-Award-nominated Chicks Unravel Time (2012).

Forthcoming from Mad Norwegian the essay collection Queers Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the LGBTQ Fans Who Love It, with an introduction by John Barrowman and Carole E. Barrowman.

Women and fandom essay collections by Mad Norwegian PressEdit

  • Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It (edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Tara O'Shea with essays by Elizabeth Bear, Carole E. Barrowman, Lisa Bowerman, K. Tempest Bradford, Mary Robinette Kowal, Seanan McGuire, Jody Lynn Nye, Kate Orman, Lloyd Rose, Catherynne M. Valente, Jackie Jenkins, Johanna Mead, Robert Smith?, Christa Dickson and more), 2010 ISBN 978-1-935234-04-3 (2011 Hugo Award winner, Best Related Work)
  • Whedonistas: A Celebration of the Worlds of Joss Whedon by the Women Who Love Them (edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Deborah Stanish with essays by Elizabeth Bear, Sharon Shinn, Emma Bull, Nancy Holder, Jeanne C. Stein, Seanan McGuire, Sarah Monette, Maria Lima, Jackie Kessler, Catherynne M. Valente, Mariah Huehner, Lyda Morehouse and more), 2011 ISBN 978-1-935234-10-4
  • Chicks Dig Comics: A Celebration of Comic Books by the Women Who Love Them (edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Sigrid Ellis with essays by Colleen Doran, Jill Thompson, Jen Van Meter, Marjorie Liu, Sarah Monette, Mark Waid and more), 2012 ISBN 978-1-935234-05-0 (2013 Hugo Award nominee, Best Related Work)
  • Chicks Unravel Time: Women Journey Through Every Season of Doctor Who (edited by Deborah Stanish and L. M. Myles with essays by Diana Gabaldon, Barbara Hambly, Martha Wells, Una McCormack, Juliet E. McKenna, Aliette de Bodard, Seanan McGuire, Rachel Swirsky and more), 2012 ISBN 9781935234128 (2013 Hugo Award nominee, Best Related Work)

Other essay collections by Mad Norwegian PressEdit

Doctor Who reference guides by Mad Norwegian PressEdit

Doctor Who essay collections by Mad Norwegian PressEdit

Other Doctor Who books by Mad Norwegian PressEdit

AngeLink novels by Mad Norwegian PressEdit

Faction Paradox novels by Mad Norwegian PressEdit

Science-fiction reference guides published by Mad Norwegian PressEdit

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