Monday, May 20, 2013

Doctor Who Giveaway!

To celebrate the release of three new Doctor Who tie-in novels, we are very excited today to be able to sponsor a Doctor Who giveaway!  There are multiple fun prizes available, including these new novels, along with DVDs of some classic Who episodes.

To tell you more about this giveaway, we'll answer some of the questions you might be asking.

First of all--why the giveaway?

According to the publisher's press release,
Who fervor is on the rise, given the show’s 50th anniversary this year, so Broadway is thrilled to introduce its forthcoming paperback original Doctor Who tie-in series, sure to feed that insatiable fandom. Featuring all-new Eleventh Doctor adventures and to be published on April 2 to coincide with the new Doctor Who episodes that will air on BBC America starting March 30, Justin Richards’s Doctor Who: Plague of the Cybermen, Nicholas Briggs’s Doctor Who: The Dalek Generation, and Tommy Donbavand’s Doctor Who: Shroud of Sorrow are penned in collaboration with BBC’s Cardiff-based TV production team. These authors are given advance access to the scripts of forthcoming episodes and made privy to the secrets of the Doctor’s future before even the most fanatical of fans. Approved by the BBC to make sure nothing is overlooked, these books have the intimate and authentic feel of lost episodes.
What are we giving away?

There will be three prizes, each of which will be a randomly selected new novel, which will then be paired with a randomly selected DVD of one of the following classic Doctor Who episodes: "Doctor Who: The Robots of Death"; "Doctor Who: The Ark in Space"; and "Doctor Who: Shada."

Here's some more information about these new novels:

In Doctor Who: The Dalek Generation, we find the Doctor investigating a world in which the Daleks suspiciously seem to be a force for good. In Doctor Who: Shroud of Sorrow, the aftermath of JFK’s assassination is the setting for an attack by an alien Shroud feasting on the grief of a world in mourning. In Doctor Who: Plague of the Cybermen, the Doctor discovers the residents of a 19th-century village beset by a plague that causes its victims to leave their graves. As we follow the Doctor through new catastrophes in history, on earth, and in space, reading Doctor Who: Plague of the Cybermen, Doctor Who: The Dalek Generation, and Doctor Who: Shroud of Sorrow might just be the next best thing to traveling around in a TARDIS, sonic screwdriver in tow, and will leave fans eagerly awaiting Broadway’s fourth all-new Doctor Who adventure, acclaimed science-fiction author Alastair Reynolds’s Doctor Who: Harvest of Time, featuring the Third Doctor, in June.
How do I win one of these prizes?

Here at Fantasy Matters, we are big fans of Doctor Who.  Recently, Kat Howard discussed the newest companion for the Doctor, I wrote about points of connection between Doctor Who and Stephen King's The Dark Tower series, and Kelly Doran reflected on how she turned her younger brother into a Doctor Who watcher.  Others have written about the episodes of Doctor Who that they find most interesting, influential, or entertaining, including Jason P. Vest, Megan Kurashige, Nathan IltenLynne M. Thomas, Adam Throne, Karen Hellekson, and Peter McClean.  We've had a lot to say.

Now, it's your turn.  Take a look at the links above, read (some of) our thoughts, and let us know which Doctor Who episode you think is the best/most interesting/most influential/etc.

To do this, please follow the following steps.  Those who do not follow these instructions will be ineligible for the giveaway.
  1. Send an email to jen DOT miller AT fantasy-matters DOT com with a brief description of your selected episode and why you think it's important.
  2. The title of your email should be "Doctor Who Giveaway."
  3. In addition to the information about your episode, please also include an address that I can send your prize to, in case you win.  This information will remain private and seen only by me and the other giveaway organizers.
  4. All emails should be sent by midnight (CDT) on Friday, May 24th.
Three winners will be randomly selected and assigned prizes.  Winners will be announced on Monday, May 27th--that day's post will feature the entries of the randomly selected winners.  By entering this contest, you are giving your consent to have your words and first name featured on the Fantasy Matters website.

Who is eligible to win?

This giveaway is limited to U.S. residents only.

Molto bene!  Allons-y!

By Jen Miller