Very sadly in the sci-fi world, we’ve lost quite a few major players in the last few years. Liz Sladen, Mary Tamm, Caroline John and Iain Banks have all been lost to us through cancer.
But whenever something incredibly sad happens, something positive can come from it as well and so you might want to consider having a look at the Evil UnLtd book series which has been set up to help cancer research.
Writer and creator Simon Forward, who has written a number of Doctor Who novels as well as Big Finish audios, started this series after losing his mother and a fair few personal heroes to this illness and made something a little different where villains are the new heroes:
Sinister supreme genius and super-villain, Dexter Snide, has floated Evil on the stock market and has gathered together a band of fellow villains, whose key challenge now is to ensure that Evil shows a consistent profit.
Evil UnLtd: on a mission of indefinite duration, to seek out new evil schemes and boldly go to depths and extremes where no super-villain has gone before.
All of the profits from this book series, that’s 100%, are being donated to Cancer Research UK until May 24th 2014, although if the series proves popular it may continue after that.
Evil UnLtd is driven by the authors own passion for Doctor Who as well as other popular science fiction shows and there should be plenty here for everyone to enjoy.
Of course, the more people that get involved with buying copies of the book, the better as it will sustain it through a longer period and help create a more sizable donation so please check out the website of Simon Forward for the Evil UnLtd series where you can order copies of the book for as little as £2.01 for a Kindle device or £8.99 for a paperback version.