Shada Cover Art!

You still have to wait until March 2012 to buy your copy but Ebury Publishing – owners of BBC Books – have released the stunning cover art for the forthcoming novelization of the lost Douglas Adams serial Shada!

Doctor Who: ShadaAdapted by Gareth Roberts (The Shakespeare Code, The Lodger), the book is the official, Adams’ Estate-approved final telling of the legendary lost six part serial which was plagued by industrial action during its production in 1979.

Douglas Adams is of course well known for his seminal work The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and we think you’ll agree that the cover art for Shada reflects the eclectic nature of Adams’ novels and could easily be picked up by a fan of the late writer (he died in 2001) who has never read or watched Doctor Who…

The Doctor’s old friend and fellow Time Lord Professor Chronotis has retired to Cambridge University – where nobody will notice if he lives for centuries. But now he needs help from the Doctor, Romana and K-9. When he left Gallifrey he took with him a few little souvenirs – most of them are harmless. But one of them is extremely dangerous.

The Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey isn’t a book for Time Tots. It is one of the Artefacts, dating from the dark days of Rassilon. It must not be allowed to fall into the wrong hands. And the sinister Skagra most definitely has the wrong hands. He wants the book. He wants to discover the truth behind Shada. And he wants the Doctor’s mind…

Using the original Douglas Adams scripts, Shada finally brings the much anticipated story to life and into the 48 year story of Doctor Who!

Incidentally fans of Douglas Adams and his era of Doctor Who will be interested to know that both the hardcover and audiobook versions of Gareth Roberts’ adaptation of Shada are available to order from Amazon right now!

Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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