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,
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