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Out Now: Charity Anthology, Defending Earth – The Adventures of Sarah Jane Smith

Sarah Jane Smith holds a special place in the hearts of fans, and now a new charity anthology aims to celebrate her in brand-new fiction from a range of talented faces.

Defending Earth: The Adventures of Sarah Jane Smith is an unofficial charity anthology featuring stories about one of the most beloved companions of all time. From her childhood, to her time with both the Third and Fourth Doctor, to the Wilderness Years, The Sarah Jane Adventures and beyond: all periods of her life are featured in this collection!

The proceeds go to the Cancer Research Institute in loving memory of Elisabeth Sladen (who died of cancer in April 2011). Since 1953, they’ve led the field with support for immunotherapy research and clinical trials and continue to fund revolutionary breakthroughs to cure all types of cancer. Today, virtually every major research institution in the world working in immunology and immunotherapy has scientists on staff who have been or are currently being funded by CRI, with fresh talent on the way.

Weighing in at well over 150,000 words, Defending Earth features stories from Joshua Wanisko, Kara Dennison, Sophie Iles, James Bojaciuk, Niki Haringsma, Jon Black, and many more!

Preorders for the physical copy went on sale on 1st February 2019, in memory of what would have been Sladen’s 73rd birthday. Digital copies are available now.

Defending Earth: The Adventures of Sarah Jane Smith, edited by M.H. Norris, is available now from Adventures on Earth Productions.

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

Out Now: Charity Anthology, Defending Earth – The Adventures of Sarah Jane Smith

by Philip Bates time to read: 1 min
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