September 2017 sees the publication of Now We Are Six Hundred, the Doctor Who-themed poetry collection written by James Goss with illustrations by the one and only Russell T. Davies, and there are a number of events taking place in London to launch the release.
Announced in May 2017, the book sees the former showrunner making an unexpected return to the world of Doctor Who, this time using his talent for drawing to bring to life Goss’s whimsical poems which take their inspiration from classic works by AA Milne. For Davies, the book presented an opportunity indulge in one of his favourite pastimes:
“I’ve been drawing for Doctor Who long before I was writing it, so it was like time-travel for me, voyaging back to that young scribbler who used to cover his school desk with Daleks!”
Kicking things off, James Goss will be signing copies of the book in advance of the publication date at London’s Forbidden Planet Megastore on Saturday 2nd September from 3:00– 4:00pm. The event forms part of the chain’s Doctor Who Day celebrations.
Foyles bookstore is the location for Russell T Davies and James Goss in conversation on Wednesday 13th September from 7:00- 8:00pm at 107 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DT. This is a ticketed event with entry priced at £9.00, or £15.00 including a copy of the book.
What does ‘Dalek’ rhyme with? How do you draw the curtain at the end of the universe? Foyles presents an adventure in rhyme and space with author James Goss and former Doctor Who writer and executive producer Russell T Davies, as they celebrate the release of the first book of Time Lord verse ‘Now We Are Six Hundred’.
Finally the big man will make a solo appearance for a further signing at Forbidden Planet in London the following day on Thursday 14th September, the official publication date, from 12:30- 13:30pm.
More details on the book can be found in an interview with Goss and Davies in the current issue of Doctor Who Magazine, and if you can’t make it to any of the events the book is available for pre-order from Amazon.