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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Doctor Who: Only Human by Gareth Roberts + a Giveaway

Hello, Whovians! My second tour post today is part of the Doctor Who 50th anniversary tour! I'm up with Doctor 9 and Gareth Roberts's Only Human.

In honor of the upcoming 50th anniversary - yes, that's right, Doctor Who is turning 50!!! The folks over at BBC Books have re-released 13 classic Doctor Who titles with special anniversary cover treatments - one title for each Doctor - and a brand new Doctor Who trivia book, Who-Ology. In addition to today's post, I'll have three more posts throughout this tour (Doctors 7, 8, and 11).

I'm super stoked about this tour, ya'll! I love Doctor Who! My dad got me started on the show back in the PBS rerun days with Tom Baker (Doctor 4) and when the reboot with Christopher Eccleston began airing in the US I was pleased as punch. I never could get the schedule straight, though! Eventually I had to upgrade our cable to include BBCA (which I don't think I can live without now) just so we could watch the new Who.

In Only Human, Rose, Jack, and the Doctor end up traveling to Bromley in 2005 to investigate evidence of a temporal distortion. They arrive in time to rescue a Neanderthal named Das who's just about to be taken into military custody. Considering Neanderthals have been extinct for 28,000 years it's obvious the man is connected to the time rip. But how did a Neanderthal travel from a time with no time travel technology to present day England? The Doctor and Rose set off to find out while Jack is left with the task of helping Das learn to live in present-day London.

Oh, this was so much fun! I haven't actually read any of the novel tie-ins to the series before and I was happy to discover that it was exactly like "watching" a new Doctor Who adventure. And since Saturday was the last episode until November, it was a welcome experience indeed!

As a special bonus for you, I've got a bit of trivia from Who-Ology and a chance for you to win some Who stuff below!

Trivia: The Ninth Doctor's last words were: "Rose... before I go, I just wanna tell you, you were fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. And do you know what? So was I!"

To see all of the stops on the tour and a full list of the anniversary titles, visit the official TLC tour page here.

Now for the giveaway. Note, I've extended the giveaway deadline! The publisher is offering up winner's choice of either Gareth Roberts's Only Human or the new Who-Ology. Simply fill out the rafflecopter below between now and midnight, June 2 June 16 to enter. This contest is open internationally!



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18 comments:

traveler said...

Who-ology would be great. thanks for this giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Ruth @ Bookish Ruth said...

I read this when it was first released, but I LOVE the new cover! Nine was my first Doctor, so I'll always be fond of him.

Josh Atkins said...

Who-ology!

beth said...

Who-ology
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Laura R. said...

I'd love Who-ology!

Sarah A. said...

I'd pick Only Human - wish we would have gotten more than just one season of Nine on the show!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Grace Lavender said...

Cannot decide I think Who-ology

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

I'm working my way through the episodes starting with the 9th Doctor and am enjoying them SO MUCH! I can't believe I wasn't a fan before now!

Thanks for being a part of the tour.

The Nerd said...

It's so hard to decide. I'd have to probably say Only Human.

Christa @ More Than Just Magic said...

I have a copy of Who-ology so I would have to choose Only Human!

aparajita said...

i want who-ology

Lauren Dail said...

<3 <3 DW

Beth DeRenzis said...

Oh goodness, tough choice!
I would probably pick...Only Human.
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Shooting Stars Mag said...

Yes I am a fan; I think I'd go with Who-ology. It just looks great!

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Joana V. said...

I would choose Only Human! Nine was my first Doctor (I was about 10 at the time) so he was always my favourite! :)

Kristia said...

I think I'd choose Who-ology :)

Amanda B. said...

I've been considering getting into the Doctor Who novels through the anniversary special editions. Do you know if they've put out a box set?

Becky LeJeune said...

That's a really good question, Amanda. I've done a bit of digging and, sadly, I'm not finding a box set option on these. At least not as of yet. The BBC store would probably be the best bet if/when they do put one out but I'm not seeing one there either.