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Published on March 13th, 2012 | by Christian Cawley

Grab a Shada Bargain!

Gareth Roberts to sign ShadaHere’s a great way to kick-off our March coverage of Shada: we tell you where to find the book for a ridiculously unmissable low price!

Amazingly the hardcover version of Shada – out this week on the 15th – is available for a super low £7.64 – a 55% discount and almost as cheap as the £6.99 Kindle version!

It should come as no surprise, therefore, to learn that the novelisation of the abandoned 1979 production should be listed seventh on the Amazon most popular pre-orders list.

There is therefore scant reason to avoid purchasing what is a remarkable adaptation (I’m halfway through my review copy). More to the point, this is the book which really kicks off BBC Books’ more adult approach to story-telling. We’ve had the interesting Coming of the Terraphiles by Michael Moorcock and the seasonal Silent Stars Go By by Dan Abnett, but Gareth Roberts’ revising of Douglas Adams’ original scripts (sprinkled with some with a pinch of lovely contemporary references for modern fans) is put simply on a different plane.

These titles thankfully move away from the somewhat unsophisticated tone of the regular book series; importantly, Shada is also the first in a new line of novels featuring classic Doctors…

If for some reason you have avoided ordering Shada, I doubt you’ll find it cheaper than on Amazon right now.

(Many thanks to Stuart!)

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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+.




One Response to Grab a Shada Bargain!

  1. avatar Gavin Noble says:

    I am surprised that the BBC didn’t get the DVD out in time for this release or hold the book up until the DVD came out. Would have maximised the potential sales of both to have had them come out together.

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