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Published on July 14th, 2010 | by Patrick Riley

Terraphiles To Come A Week Early

Doctor Who - The Coming of the TerraphilesYou may recall our enthusiastic report (and believe us, we’re still still just as stoked a month later) concerning the fast-approaching Doctor Who novel:  The Coming of the Terraphiles by Michael Moorcock (whose legendary status is right up there with Neil Gaiman’s).

Forbidden Planet has decided to up-the-awesome and host a book signing with Moorcock at their London Megastore… a week in advance of the official release!  That’s right – if you’re a Londoner, plan to be a Londoner, or just happen to be in London on 21 October, you can not only purchase your copy of Terraphiles seven days early, you can also get the autograph of the author, who is, let us say it again – legendary!

If you’re still not sold on the necessity of reading this book, here’s an excerpt of the publisher’s synopsis:

Miggea – a star on the very edge of reality. The cusp between this universe and the next. A point where space-time has worn thin, and is in danger of collapsing… And the venue for the grand finals of the competition to win the fabled Arrow of Law.

The Doctor and Amy have joined the Terraphiles – a group obsessed with all aspects of Earth’s history, and dedicated to re-enacting ancient sporting events. They are determined to win the Arrow. But just getting to Miggea proves tricky. Reality is collapsing, ships are disappearing, and Captain Cornelius and his pirates are looking for easy pickings.

If you still want a signed copy of the book but can’t be in London on the day of the event, you can always pre-order one from Forbidden Planet for £14.99, which is two quid cheaper than the future autograph-free retail price of £16.99! Sounds like a deal to us!

Look at us; we’re turning into The-Coming-of-the-Terraphiles-ophiles.

Again, the signing will be at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, which is located at 179 Shaftesbury Avenue in London, on Thursday 21st October from 6 to 7PM. All decent booksellers will put the novel on their stands on Thursday 28th October.


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About the Author


Patrick is a temporal hitchhiker who spends most of his time in the future. His favourite Doctor is the Fourteenth. If you're especially lucky, you might even hear him tweet to all you merry folk in the past @10PatrickRiley.

3 Responses to Terraphiles To Come A Week Early

  1. avatar castellanspandrell says:

    Brian Aldiss has written a story for the Brilliant Book of Dr Who or whatever it’s called.

    He’s a legend, too, and more should be made of his inclusion.

  2. avatar castellanspandrell says:

    That’s not a pop at K, by the way – just a pop at the world in general.

  3. avatar Carn says:

    I’d never heard of Michael Moorcock before news of this started appearing but I’m keen on grabbing a copy.

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