NEW GUIDE TO THE PRISONER
World Fantasy Award winners Telos Publishing are pleased to announce the forthcoming
release of a new addition to their Cult TV range: Fall Out: the Unofficial and
Unauthorized Guide to The Prisoner, by Alan Stevens and Fiona Moore with a foreword
by Ian Rakoff, to be released August 2007.
The Prisoner's impact upon society was explosive, transforming art, storytelling and popular culture like no other television programme before or since. Patrick McGoohan spearheaded the project in his role as an unnamed man, held against his will in a strange isolated Italianate village, tormented by a succession of individuals, each calling themselves 'Number 2', whose true motivations and intentions towards him remain a constant mystery. The man, known only as 'Number 6', attempts escape, is befriended and betrayed, undergoes hallucinogenic journeys, and experiences strange revelations, before the series achieved its cathartic climax.
The Prisoner was ahead of its time, and in this book, Alan Stevens and Fiona
Moore, authors of Liberation: the Unofficial and Unauthorized Guide to Blake's
7, take on the task of debriefing the programme and attempting to make sense
of the many interpretations and readings which have been placed on it. This
is not the book with all the answers.... but it may help you ask the right questions.
Telos' range of Cult TV and Film titles is one of the most varied and exciting around, including books on Doctor Who, Blake's 7, Survivors, British horror film, Stargate SG-1, Charmed and 24. For more information and to check out other Telos ranges, please visit www.telos.co.uk.