Planet of the Ood will be covered on Tuesday
I am pleased and indeed thrilled to announce the release of TARDIS Eruditorum Volume 4: Tom Baker and the Hinchcliffe Years in print and digital release.
You can get it at the following locations.
Over the next couple of weeks it will appear in other ebook stores like Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and Apple, though if you have e-readers of that sort, I advise buying from Smashwords. Previous volumes, including the soon to be out of print first edition of the Hartnell book, are available from all of the same sites.
This book collects the TARDIS Eruditorum entries covering the first three of Tom Baker's seven years in Doctor Who, from Robot through The Talons of Weng-Chiang. And so it includes:
- Revised and expanded versions of every relevant essay.
- Three book-exclusive Time Can Be Rewritten entries on Managra, Corpse Marker, and The Valley of Death.
- A book-exclusive Pop Between Realities entry on Shadows.
- Book-exclusive essays on the nature of the Master, the TARDIS language circuits, matter transmats, how Genesis of the Daleks altered history, and the true history of the conspiracy.
- Yet another brilliant cover by James Taylor, who discusses his process here.
- Impeccable copyediting by Chris O'Leary.
- Exactly four hundred and seventy instances of the letter Q.
If you do enjoy James's phenomenal cover, mugs and t-shirts based on the design are for sale in the Eruditorum Press store.
On Saturday, I asked what people were thankful for. I'm thankful for a lot of things, but one of the things I'm most thankful for is the community of readers that has formed around this blog, and that are unflaggingly and stunningly generous in their support. Every time I do one of these book launches I usually have a big spiel about this, but I'll keep it short and sweet this time: writing is my job. If you enjoy my work, taking opportunities to support it by buying stuff is what keeps me able to do it.
I expect the second edition of the Hartnell book to be available in early January. The second Tom Baker book will probably be in late summer of 2014. The Logopolis book will be slightly before that.
Thank you everybody. This has been a heck of a month.
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