The screwup with the print version is resolved, and it is back on sale. Sorry for the glitch. Details in comments.
The blog version of TARDIS Erudiorum
will run on Wednesday and Thursday this week. Today, some long overdue good news.
The latest volume of the TARDIS Eruditorum
book series is now for sale. You can get it at the following locations.
(For non-Kindle e-readers)
It'll be popping up on other ebook stores over the next couple days/weeks, including Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and iBooks. I make the same royalty off of all of the channels linked, so whichever one is most convenient for you is the one to go with. Previous volumes are available at the same sites, although the nature of the books is to be pretty self-contained, so if this is an era that interests you, don't worry about the first four volumes.
This one covers the back four years of the Tom Baker era, primarily the Williams years, but also the first year of John Nathan-Turner's run, covering everything from The Horror of Fang Rock
It thus contains:
- Revised and expanded versions of every relevant essay, including all the Pop Between Realities, Time Can Be Rewritten, and other side trips of the era, and the gargantuan Kabbalistic Choose Your Own Adventure essay that is "Recursive Occlusion (Logopolis)," now with actual page-turning or clicking around.
- A book-exclusive Pop Between Realities post on Target, the show Graham Williams was poached from, and Philip Hinchcliffe was placed on following Season Fourteen of Doctor Who.
- Book-exclusive Time Can Be Rewritten entries on Big Finish's The Auntie Matter and BBC Books' Festival of Death
- An essay exploring the Guardians' role in Doctor Who "canon."
- An essay on the John Nathan-Turner era and whether it was a complete and utter disaster.
- A second "Now My Doctor" essay on Tom Baker, exploring what makes these latter years of his era so good.
- An essay entitled "The Shada Variations" looking at the numerous attempts to complete Douglas Adams's great unfinished story.
And then there's one more essay, which I'm very, very proud to announce - a twenty page interview with Gareth Roberts on the Williams era, his love of it, how he's approached writing stories set in it, and his thoughts on its continual influence.
It also includes what is, for my money, the best cover James Taylor (not that one) has ever done for me - a stunning homage to 70s science fiction novels that he explains his process for here
. He's also got a set of desktop wallpapers made of the cover for those of you who love it enough to want to cover it with your messy collection of folders and icons. Please, go have a look, as his work really is fantastic.
Thanks also to Alison Campbell and Millie Hadziomerovic, who provided copy-editing this time.
To answer obvious questions, the Logopolis book is coming along nicely. I should wrap up the draft of it this week, and get it out for copy-editing. It's short, so that should be fairly quick. It's not a straightforward adaptation of the Logopolis essay in this book, as it happens - it's an all new essay using the same basic format, but tackling the show as a whole instead of just one story (though still through the basic lens of Logopolis). It'll be fun, and I can't wait to get it to you - I'm guessing December/January, so probably February or so. And then once that's ready, I'll get started on Volume Six, covering Peter Davison and Colin Baker.
As always, I'm terribly thankful for all of your support, even if you just quietly read the blog and I have no idea who you are.. But these books are what keeps the light on, and I am always especially grateful to those who support my work by buying them. I'm past worrying much how the book launches are going to go - they do pretty well for themselves, and this time enough people have been camping Amazon waiting for it to go live that I've sold sixty-five copies without actually announcing that it's out yet.
Which is to say, thank you. I appreciate your support very much. And I hope you enjoy. I certainly did.
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