Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Giveaway! 'Doctor Who: The Wheel of Ice' (Stephen Baxter)

I like 'Doctor Who', do you? If not then no worries, come back tomorrow ;o) If you do then keep reading...

The Wheel. A ring of ice and steel turning around a moon of Saturn, and home to a mining colony supplying a resource-hungry Earth. It's a bad place to grow up. The colony has been plagued by problems. Maybe it's just gremlins, just bad luck. But the equipment failures and thefts of resources have been increasing, and there have been stories among the children of mysterious creatures glimpsed aboard the Wheel.

Many of the younger workers refuse to go down the warren-like mines anymore. And then sixteen-year-old Phee Laws, surfing Saturn's rings, saves an enigmatic blue box from destruction. Aboard the Wheel, the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe find a critical situation - and they are suspected by some as the source of the sabotage. They soon find themselves caught in a mystery that goes right back to the creation of the solar system. A mystery that could kill them all.

Thanks to BBC Books, I have three copies of 'The Wheel of Ice' to give away to three readers here (make that 'three readers from the UK', UK entrants only...) You know what to do next :o)

If you're still here then you know how it goes. Just drop me an email (address at the top right hand corner of the screen) telling me who you are and what your postal address is. The subject header needs to be 'Wheel of Ice'. I'll do everything else.

I'm letting this one run until the 30th of September and will aim to announce the winners as soon as possible afterwards.

Good Luck!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was so hyped about a mash-up between Doctor Who and the British master of expansive SF, Stephen Baxter, that I parted with the extra money to order this from Amazon UK (still not available for the US as I write this). I must say I was disappointed, it was a rather formulaic by-the-numbers Doctor Who plot. Now, it's an fun read, and I'd recommend it, but I was expecting so much more... (BTW If you haven't read Baxter before, drop everything and read Time Ships, right now, allons y.)