What’s Under Our Tree: Six Great Books to Give This Holiday Season

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There’s only eight days left until the big day and if you’re anything like us, you’re still scrambling for gift ideas. Don’t worry, some of our favorite authors and publishers have pulled out all the stops for the season’s buying public. From new editions of our favorite books, to compendiums of the series we love, [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – On Paul Virilio, Integral Accidents, the Internet, the Olympics, Doctor Who, Feral Kittens and Not Going to Sea Without a Life Jacket

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Recently, I read Elan Mastai’s novel All Our Wrong Todays, and in it he referenced cultural theorist Paul Virilio, who championed the idea of the “integral accident.”  This belief basically states that every time you introduce a new technology, you also introduce the accident of that technology. Therefore, while the benefit of a new thing [….]

Doctor Who 50th: “The Day of the Doctor” Sneak Peek

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From THP: “The Day of the Doctor” stars outgoing Doctor Matt Smith, predecessor David Tennant, Jenna Coleman, Billie Piper and John Hurt. The special marks the first time Tennant and Piper have appeared in the series since their farewells in 2010. According to BBC America, the special will be “a celebration for long-time fans and [….]

Steven Moffat’s Audition Scripts for Doctor Who‘s 12th Doctor

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From i09: Do YOU want your shot at becoming the next Doctor? Well, i09 linked the lines you’ll need to practice. Though the script is generic, it does mimic what Whovians have loved about the series: Steven Moffat’s wonderful writing. These script pages, written by showrunner Moffat, were published in the new issue of Doctor [….]

River Song Timeline?

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From Tor.com and Stubby: This is for our fellow Whovians. We love the writing, the world, the history and the great, great characters. Here’s a timeline of The Doctor’s wife, River Song. It would seem that River Song’s arc on Doctor Who has come to an end in “The Name of the Doctor” (Although as [….]

Neil Gaiman is Eager To Frighten Doctor Who Fans

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From Doctor Who TV: Neil Gaiman has explained that he really wants to terrify fans should he write another story of Doctor Who, feeling that Nightmare in Silver didn’t quite deliver on that front. Speaking about the pros and cons of returning he said: On the one hand I don’t have time to write Doctor Who. [….]

Three New “Doctor Who” Novels Hit the Shelves in April

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From Nerdist: We’re all very excited for the premiere of the second half of the seventh series of Doctor Who, as surely most of you are as well. The first episode, “The Bells of St. John,” will air Saturday, March 30th, with new episodes following each Saturday for eight straight weeks. But, if you’re too [….]

Neil Gaiman Gives Updates on Various Projects

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From the fine folks at Tor.com: On March 1st, Neil Gaiman spoke at the opening ceremony for this year’s Cambridge International Student Film Festival about his upcoming film and television work. The Book Smugglers were there, tweeting out the highlights, and Neil took control of the Festival’s own Twitter account before that, giving out revelations [….]

Doctor Who Regenerates in ebook Form

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From The Guardian: Fifty years after he first materialised on British television screens, Doctor Who is set to appear in a series of new short stories to be written by a series of well-known children’s authors. The creator of the bestselling teenage spy Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer, is due to launch the series on 23 [….]

Doctor Who Goes Postal

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From i09: The Doctor has battled Daleks, Cybermen, rogue Time Lords, and even farting aliens. But can he handle the nightmare that is the U.K. postal system? From BBC News: Tom Baker, David Tennant and Patrick Troughton are to feature on a special set of Royal Mail stamps in 2013. The collection marks the 50th [….]