Monday, October 22, 2018

Black Archive Research: Doctor Who (1996)

Both Kara and Paul have been privileged to write for Obverse Books' Black Archive range. As part of his research for volume 25 "Doctor Who (1996)", Paul carried out an extensive survey on the reception of the TV movie starring Paul McGann. The results inform every chapter of the book but for reasons of space could only appear in summary form. With kind permission of the Black Archive range editor, Philip Purser-Hallard, the full survey findings are available online here:


They offer some fascinating insights that will no doubt be of interest to researchers and fans alike.

The book itself is available to order along with the other volumes in the range, including Kara's study of the Peter Capaldi episode Heaven Sent. The full catalogue can be accessed here:

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

A Message from Caudwell Children

While our copies of Gallifrey are not yet sold out, we have decided to forward what we have raised so far to the charity that Seasons of War was created to support, Caudwell Children. We received the following in response from Caudwell's Associate Director of Core Services, Lisa Bates:

Caudwell Children are so very grateful for this fantastic donation of £1,000. We would like to thank everyone involved in “Seasons of War: Gallifrey”; the Doctor Who fandom who have bought this wonderful novel, to the writers, Kara Dennison and Paul Driscoll, to Declan May for starting this all and also to Altrix Books for publishing it.

The charity’s management and running costs are covered by a kind benefactor, so all donations go directly to the children and families we help. Your donation will help us continue our life-changing work, it will make a huge difference in the lives of disabled children. 
From the bottom of our hearts, we cannot thank you all enough. x

We'd like to thank everyone who has purchased a copy of Gallifrey so far, and look forward to being able to increase our donation before the print run comes to an end. Print and digital copies can still be ordered directly from our website.

Thank you again for your support!

Monday, October 8, 2018

Not Last Call, But Approaching

Have you grabbed your copy of Seasons of War: Gallifrey yet? As we approach the end of our stock, we will be winding down promotions and sales, but we want to make sure everyone who wants a copy can get one.

As a reminder, the sales of Gallifrey are uninfluenced by the recent events around Seasons of War, as this book in particular is published and distributed by Altrix Books and we have received no communications concerning ceasing its sales. See our previous blog post for more information on this situation.

Order Seasons of War: Gallifrey here.

In the meantime, we are working on our three next projects. Kara is overseeing Unearthed, which can be expected in early 2019. Paul is completing editing on our next charity anthology, due out in the summer. And both of us are getting The Chronosmith Chronicles into place. In addition to putting together our "show bible," we are introducing some new faces to the cast of characters... including at least one created and designed by our artist, Ginger Hoesly!

More news will be coming soon. Thank you for your support!

Monday, October 1, 2018

UNEARTHED Writers: Meet Keith R.A. DeCandido

As we go through the writing period for Unearthed, we thought we'd take some time to introduce a few of our writers on the blog here and there. Some you'll have heard of, some you won't, and some you won't know you've heard of!

First up, Keith R.A. DeCandido — writer in the expanded universes of Star Trek, Doctor Who, Warcraft, Sleepy Hollow, and, coming soon, Alien.

Keith has been a mainstay both in the world of tie-in novels and on the East Coast convention circuit. We first met him via his convention appearances, and not only is he a fantastic writer, he's just a fun fella to be around. (He also teaches a really good self defense class!)

In addition to writing in familiar worlds, Keith has plenty of original material to his name. Fantasy fans may enjoy the Dragon Precinct books, a police procedural series set in a fantasy world. And all that entails.

We're happy to have Keith on board for Unearthed! If you're a fan of his, we hope you're looking forward to his contribution. If you're unfamiliar with him, you can find out more on his website. And if you're feeling generous and want exclusive content, check out his Patreon!