Monday, December 16, 2019

Tuesday Tomorrow

Doctor Who: Star Tales by Paul Magrs et al
Published by: Penguin Group UK
Publication Date: December 17th, 2019
Format: Hardcover, 256 Pages
To Buy

The official patter:
"'Even though they’re gone from the world, they’re never gone from me.'

The Doctor is many things - curious, funny, brave, protective of her friends...and a shameless namedropper. While she and her companions battled aliens and travelled across the universe, the Doctor hinted at a host of previous, untold adventures with the great and the good: we discovered she got her sunglasses from Pythagoras (or was it Audrey Hepburn?); lent a mobile phone to Elvis; had an encounter with Amelia Earhart where she discovered that a pencil-thick spider web can stop a plane; had a 'wet weekend' with Harry Houdini, learning how to escape from chains underwater; and more.

In this collection of new stories, Star Tales takes you on a rip-roaring ride through history, from 500 BC to the swinging 60s, going deeper into the Doctor's notorious name-dropping and revealing the truth behind these anecdotes."

A new Doctor Who book is always a celebration. A new Doctor Who book with a story by my friend Paul Magrs? What's bigger than a celebration? A festival? A parade? Something big a fun and bubbly for sure!

The Disasters by M.K. England
Published by: HarperTeen
Publication Date: December 17th, 2019
Format: Hardcover, 368 Pages
To Buy

The official patter:
"The Breakfast Club meets Guardians of the Galaxy in this YA sci-fi adventure by debut author M. K. England.

Hotshot pilot Nax Hall has a history of making poor life choices. So it’s not exactly a surprise when he’s kicked out of the elite Ellis Station Academy in less than twenty-four hours. But Nax’s one-way trip back to Earth is cut short when a terrorist group attacks the Academy.

Nax and three other washouts escape - barely - but they’re also the sole witnesses to the biggest crime in the history of space colonization. And the perfect scapegoats.

On the run, Nax and his fellow failures plan to pull off a dangerous heist to spread the truth. Because they may not be “Academy material,” and they may not even get along, but they’re the only ones left to step up and fight.

Full of high-stakes action, subversive humor, and underdogs becoming heroes, this YA sci-fi adventure is perfect for fans of Illuminae, Heart of Iron, or the cult classic TV show Firefly and is also a page-turning thrill ride that anyone - not just space nerds - can enjoy."

Yes, all my favorite movies and TV series were name checked in this blurb, so obviously I HAVE to buy it! 

Omens of Death by Nicholas Rhea
Published by: Agora Books
Publication Date: December 17th, 2019
Format: Kindle, 262 Pages
To Buy

The official patter:
"A bad omen. A sign of sorrow. One for sorrow, two for joy, three for a girl, four for a boy...

Detective Inspector Montague Pluke has always been superstitious, so when he sees a lone crow fly over the Crowther’s home, he’s sure death is waiting in the wings.

And it doesn’t take long for Pluke’s premonitions to become a reality: the naked body of a young woman is found in a Druid’s Circle - a place thought by locals to be the site of black magic. Rumours circulate about human sacrifice and dark rituals, but Pluke’s not convinced the murder was committed in the circle.

Trusting his intuition, Pluke returns to the scene of that first omen of death: the house of Cyril and May Crowther. And when two more victims perish in suspicious circumstances, Montague Pluke is ready and waiting to catch the killer..."

Yes, ever since reading The Death of Westaway I've been drawn to that rhyme... though this book came first!


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