Giveaway – Dr Whom (30/10/12)

This week I’m giving away a hardback copy of Dr Whom by the notorious A R R R Roberts, author of The Soddit, The Dragon with the Girl Tattoo and I, Scrooge among other things.Oddly, as I can rarely enter my editor’s offices without being bombarded by these masterworks, I haven’t seen this one before. Maybe it it’s a bit of a rarity? I have no idea, but here it is going begging.
Usual deal – comment on this post and I’ll randomly select a lucky victim for a free copy of the book. In order to enter, comment on this post before the 3rd November. Your challenge this week is to either make a Dr Who joke or offer a little-known fact about Daleks.

Or just comment anything you like, really. The gods of random don’t care as long as you’re not libellous. If you make me laugh I might send an exciting bonus goody your way[1]. Although, though no one has yet complained about how long it takes me to get to the post office and post things, it can take a while and if you live abroad then it can take even longer. Sorry about that, but they do get there eventually. Well, so far.

[1] Exciting bonus goody not guaranteed to be exciting. Actually it’s often a postcard. Which is pretty lame, but not as lame as used chewing gum.


3 Responses to “Giveaway – Dr Whom (30/10/12)”

  1. Robin says:

    The original idea was that the Dalek operators were going to be stage-hands, as they wouldn’t be seen, but it was found that the Daleks’ behaviour was unconvincing till they put actors inside.

  2. Loerwyn says:

    They tend to be in the comedy section of stores, Stephen. I’ve never seen one in the fantasy/sci-fi section, but definitely on the “humour” displays. Ahem.

    It’s a rarely known fact that Daleks are, actually, very good yoga teachers. Whilst poor at demonstrating it themselves, they can be clear and direct in telling the participants what to do. “ELEVATE. ELEVAAAAATTTTTEEEEEE” for example, and the added stress of being shouted at by a genocidal, megalomaniac, deluded alien with lethal weaponry is enough to make most people work through any pain, emptied bowels/bladders and so on. Fear is a kind of inner peace, you see.

  3. Babs Nienhuis says:

    Best comment I ever got over loving Doctor Who (before we got the new series) and being slightly overexcited about meeting a Dalek at SFX came for a Dutch friend: “Why are you hugging a trashcan?” The explanation that I was actually hugging a fascist alien did not seem to help matters.

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