You can now download a brand new e-book, Six Festive Objects of Dr Who, completely free!
I wrote this short collection for Candy Jar Books to tie into 100 Objects of Dr Who, giving you a taster of the sort of stuff you’ll find inside 100 Objects and as a thank you to everyone who has already bought the book. This Christmassy title was first sent out by Candy Jar on Christmas Eve to all the company’s mailing list, but you can read it on the DWC too.
I love Martin Baines’ cover — evocative, nostalgic, warm, and above all, very festive.
The six objects include:
- The Fourth Wall: Exploring all the times Doctor Who has broken that divide between its fictional world and the one we inhabit, as inspired by the very first Christmas episode, The Feast of Steven.
- The Immortality Gate: From The End of Time, David Tennant’s swansong story as the Tenth Doctor, I use this as a launchpad to explore all the times Tennant has actually returned to Doctor Who since leaving.
- Rose’s Red Bicycle: She was given this by Father Christmas — or maybe by the Ninth Doctor — when she was 12. So does Santa Clause actually exist in the Doctor Who universe?
It was great fun to write, particularly as I love festive books. Knowing that I’d be able to give people this little gift for Christmas feels very special, even if only one person actually reads it.
Here’s the blurb for 100 Objects:
“So, all of time and space, everything that ever happened or ever will: where do you want to start…?”
100 Objects of Dr Who is a celebration of everyone’s favourite sci-fi show. Perfect for fans, no matter your mileage – whether you’ve just started your journey through all of time and space, or have lived through the highs, the lows, the Wildernesses, the Androzanis, and the Twin Dilemmas.
Inside, you’ll find: A terrifying army of three Daleks! Death’s Head’s head! A really quite astonishingly heavy door! Dinosaur fossils! A framed piece of wall!
And much, much more!
This is a book about Doctor Who. But probably not the one you’re expecting.