A podcast exploring the written worlds of Doctor Who...

Monday, January 17, 2011

A Worthy Cause!

Attention all Doctor Who Book Club followers! Having trouble getting your hands on bound and printed copies of our selections? Don't want to spend $60 when we (eventually) get around to reading Lungbarrow? Well, there's a group that's out to change that: The Doctor Who Reprint Society is on a mission to get these classic novels reprinted at reasonable prices, so they can be enjoyed by a whole new generation of fans. We think that would be pretty awesome. Check them out, won't you?


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Link to Our First Episode & Our Next Selection

It's here! Our first episode--our discussion on The Sorcerer's Apprentice. Click here to download. We hope you enjoy it--seriously, we do. Otherwise, there would be no point in our doing it.

And for our next selection...

Damaged Goods from 1996! (ISBN: 0-426-20483-2) Part of the Virgin New Adventures, this is part of the series of books written chronicling the Seventh Doctor's exploits after the end of the classic series. This novel takes place after Ace has stopped being the Doctor's companion and he is instead traveling with Chris and Roz--about whom I know very little, I admit.

So, why this one? Well, it was written by none other than...wait for it...Russell T Davies!!! Yes, this is your (only) chance to see how the man responsible for resurrecting Doctor Who wrote about a "classic" Doctor.

From the back cover:

Wherever this cocaine has travelled, it hasn't gone alone. Death has been its attendant. Death in a remarkably violent and inelegant form.

The Doctor, Chris and Roz arrive at the Quadrant, a troubled council Block in Thatcher's Britain. There's a new drug on the streets, a drug that's killing to a plan. Somehow, the very ordinary people of the Quadrant are involved. And so, amidst the growing chaos, a bizarre trio moves into number 43.

The year is 1987: a drug dealer has risen from the grave, and an ancient weapon is concealed beneath human tragedy. But the Doctor soon discovers that the things people do for their children can be every bit as deadly as any alien menace -- as he uncovers the link between a special child, an obsessive woman, and a desperate bargain made one dark Christmas Eve.

Doesn't that sound light-hearted and fun, children? Fair warning, I think this one may be a bit more on the "mature" end of things. We do hope you'll be able to procure a copy and read along with us.

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