Tuesday, April 25, 2017

You can buy Evil now

You can now buy my 244-page book on the 1967 Doctor Who story The Evil of the Daleks.

It's £3.99 for an epub or mobi electronic version, £4.99 for a paperback - which is a special sale price just now - and £7.99 for both a paper and electronic version. This is such tantalisingly good value it is surely impossible to resist, so do buy it. You will obey!

There's also a free extract on the publisher's website: The Evil of the Daleks - Here and Now.


William Silver said...

Dear Simon

Just received your book on Evil Of The Daleks. Browsing through your work I was both thrilled and honored to see my name mentioned a couple of times! Thank you so much for that.

I was only 7 when I saw Evil for the first and only time so, to my eyes Maxtible's time cabinet was just a big wardrobe. As I wrongly referred to it in the first quote you used from my contribution to Patrick Mulkern's Nostalgia piece.*

A "wardrobe" leading to the towering spires of the Dalek city,rather than the snow covered forests of Narnia.

What added further to this misconception was, that ATV screened their adaptation of The Lion,the Witch and the Wardrobe (Starring Troughton era guest stars Jack Woolgar and Bernard Kay) during the summer break between Evil and Tomb of the Cybermen.

Tomb is my second favorite story after Evil, and these two classics represent the "perfect storm" for me regards Dr Who.

Across the years I have picked up on odd snippets of minutiae relating to Evil. Such as and for example, the fireplace in the Minstrels gallery where Jamie and Kemel dispatch a dalek, was luridly lit as a backdrop for the opening credits to Curse of the Crimson Altar. A Movie I should despise yet remains a guilty pleasure.

*I was wrong too about the Doctor riding on the back of a dalek. It was of course the front

Thank you for your time and your book.

yours sincerely,

William Silver

0tralala said...

Oh! Thank you so much for the kind words, and for getting in touch. And don't apologise - that our memories aren't reliable is entirely the point of that enormous fourth chapter. And as I say, you sharing your memories offers a vivid sense of what watching the story was like that's lacking from other sources. So thank *you*.