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TDWP Welcomes New Assistant Editor

October 3, 2017

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The Doctor Who Project is pleased to announce the appointment of Becky Atkinson-Sporle as our new Assistant Editor.

Becky will be responsible for assisting with the editing for both the TDWP New Adventures and Brief Encounters ranges.

Becky was an enthusiastic applicant for the AE post and comes to us with a background as a teacher. All of us here at TDWP are excited to have Becky on board and we’re looking forward to working with her.

We hope all of our readers will take this opportunity to welcome Becky to the TDWP family.

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The Secret of Peladon Now Available

September 30, 2017

Season 41 continues today with the release of The Secret of Peladon by James P. Quick.

PREVIOUSLY ON THE DOCTOR WHO PROJECT

“I know just the place! Peladon!”

It was just supposed to be a return to some old stomping grounds for the Doctor, and a trip to wow Hannah (anything to avoid another trip to the Middle Ages). But what the TARDIS crew found was a dying monarch, a myriad amount of alien dignitaries, and two fighting twins. Reconnecting with his old friend Alpha Centauri, the Doctor intended to weather out the funeral and then beat a hasty retreat. Of course, nothing’s ever that simple with the Doctor.

Case in point, Thalaan, the younger twin, stormed the feast held in his father’s honor with a forged birth certificate stating he was the older twin, thereby usurping his brother Pelenat’s position as heir. With his twin now in league with the Ice Warriors, Pelenat was thrown into the dungeons. Upstairs, the Doctor, Hannah, Earth Ambassador Clivix, and Liasici Ambassador Jadescales have been confined to their rooms.

Due to a lying spy, Thalaan had the TARDIS thrown down the mountain, to the Doctor’s fury. In his bid to rip Thalaan a new one, he got himself, Hannah, Alpha Centauri, and Guard Captain Lorvis (Pelenat’s secret lover) exiled to the town at the bottom of the mountain, Pelnar-over-Essel. Once there, they were taken in by Lorvis’s family.

To prevent further meddling, H’skrr, the adjutant to the Ice Warrior ambassador, sent an assassin down to kill the Doctor, Hannah, and Alpha. But the assassin was murdered by a strange robot, whose attack caused the unfinished building the group was hiding in to collapse, apparently killing the Doctor and Alpha. Hannah, meanwhile, was carried off by the robot…

The Secret of Peladon is available to download free from The Doctor Who Project website in PDF format which can be read on your PC, tablet or e-Reader.

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The Write Stuff – New Link

September 27, 2017

THE WRITE STUFF

can now be found at the following new

LINK

Just scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the cover to download

Saturday October 30: The Secret of Peladon

September 27, 2017

COMING SATURDAY OCTOBER 30

THE SECRET OF PELADON
by James P. Quick

Both the Doctor and Hannah are dead, crushed to death in a collapsing building – or that’s what they think of each other, at least.

However, now is an extremely bad time to be separated.

A mutiny is spreading through the Martian ranks and the Argolin and Mentor ambassadors are plotting to exterminate the Foamasi out of sheer greed.

With these plots in motion, the real threat remains unnoticed. A threat locked away in the trisilicate mines underneath the citadel. A threat with a secret. Why is there a second Thalaan?

The Secret of Peladon will available to download free from The Doctor Who Project website in PDF format which can be read on your PC, e-Reader and/or tablet.

Cover by James Quick

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INTERVIEW: James P. Quick

September 23, 2017

Beginning today, and over the next seven weeks, we’ll be featuring short interviews with each of the authors whose stories make up Season 41.

First up is an interview with James P. Quick, who’s stories, “The Throne of Peladon” and “The Secret of Peladon” form season 41s premiere and second story.

(Warning: minor spoilers ahead.)

What was the inspiration for your story?
Well, initially it was the title, then it spiraled out from there. I’ve been sitting on the story for years, and it wasn’t any one particular inspiration, so much as a slow build-up of elements I decided that I wanted to include. Now, with how I’ve written the story’s foremost villain, I’ll admit to taking some pot-shots at Theresa May, the Daily Mail, and Donald Trump’s administration. Well, if The Happiness Patrol can be an extended critique of Margaret Thatcher…

Can you tell us any details about your story?
My story concerns a power struggle between the twin sons of the soon-to-be dead King of Peladon. However, that’s not the only faction vying for control.

Can you tell us where and/or when your story is set? Why did you choose this?
Most of my settings were chosen for me by virtue of it being a Peladon story. I have the Citadel of Peladon, still perched halfway up Mount Megeshra, and the mines, but I also feature sequences in a town down the mountain, Pelnar-over-Essel, which was inspired by the Fenghuang Ancient City in China. (Google it – it’s so cool.) The year is 4100 – a century after The Daleks’ Master Plan.

What do you hope your story adds to the TDWP mythos?
I hope my story adds a bit more to the backstory of the TDWP universe. What’s been going on since the last Peladon story? What have the Ice Warriors been up to? Is the Earth government the Earth Empire or is Earth simply the head of a coalition called the Solar System? What do the Sea Devils think about all this? And hey, let’s put Hannah’s geology degree to good use! (I swear this is by no means as fanwanky than it sounds, folks.)

What was your biggest challenge in writing the story?
Focusing. Just… focusing. I have a hundred thousand things I want to do, 20 things I’m actually doing, and then there’s this. I love the story, it’s my baby, but focusing is hard. It being my first more-or-less solo prose venture also complicates matters, as my self-esteem about my prose is low. It was a genuine shock to me when I got good feedback. Then I realized I’d written an outline that goes far beyond the 25k word edict. My story’s going to be 48k at least. Knowing me, it’ll end up 51k and over 200 pages.

What has your overall experience been like writing for TDWP? Any plans on contributing to future seasons?
Overall, since I – rather unwisely, given my limited time – offered to replace an ultimately-dropped story, a bit hectic. The pressure is on. But I’m determined to do right by you guys, the readers, and Bob, Ben, and Jeremy. As for future seasons… probably, but I’m not giving a firm yes. If I do, it’ll definitely be waaaaay shorter than The Throne of Peladon, which seems to have gotten into the Miracle-Gro. Please send pruning shears to the following P.O. box…

The Throne of Peladon is now available to download from The Doctor Who Project, while the concluding part of the story, The Secret of Peladon, will be released next Saturday, September 30th.

230917: Season 41 Begins Today!

September 23, 2017

The seconds are counting down.

The moment has been prepared for.

The time is upon us…

… as a new season of adventures for the Tenth Doctor and Hannah begin today.

Season 41 starts now!

It’s September 23, 2017 and we have the first of seven new adventures, with the debut of The Throne of Peladon by James P. Quick. The Doctor and Hannah arrive on Peladon in the year 4100. King Pelleas is on death’s door, the throne is nearly vacant, and Prince Pelenat, the King’s rightful successor, is trying to prepare himself for the enormity of his imminent new position. However, his twin, Prince Thalaan, has recently taken a belligerent turn. He insists that the throne is his and is more than willing to fight dirty for it. As Thalaan incites a coup, attending dignitaries from the Galactic Federation begin to take sides. The Doctor and Hannah are soon caught in a mess that could rip both Peladon and the Federation apart at the seams.

The Throne of Peladon is available to download free from the Doctor Who Project website in PDF format which can be read on your PC, e-Reader and/or tablet.

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SEASON 41 – THE COUNTDOWN IS ON

September 18, 2017

The Tenth Doctor and Hannah return in an all new season of exciting adventures in time and space.

Season 41 features 7 new adventures written by some of fandom’s best writers. Join The Doctor Who Project beginning September 23rd as the Doctor and Hannah return to Peladon, encounter the ghost of the Great One, meet a boy who never grows old, get into trouble when an alien scientist tries to alter time, become involved in a vast conspiracy that could topple a colony’s government, and why does the Doctor fall ill with a mysterious disease that could end his life.

All this and more in Season 41.

SEPTEMBER 23/17
[12L] THE THRONE OF PELADON by James P. Quick
The Doctor and Hannah arrive on Peladon in the year 4100. King Pelleas is on death’s door, the throne is nearly vacant, and Prince Pelenat, the King’s rightful successor, is trying to prepare himself for the enormity of his imminent new position. However, his twin, Prince Thalaan, has recently taken a belligerent turn. He insists that the throne is his and is more than willing to fight dirty for it. As Thalaan incites a coup, attending dignitaries from the Galactic Federation begin to take sides. The Doctor and Hannah are soon caught in a mess that could rip both Peladon and the Federation apart at the seams.

SEPTEMBER 30/17
[12M] THE SECRET OF PELADON by James P. Quick
Both the Doctor and Hannah are dead, crushed to death in a collapsing building – or that’s what they think of each other, at least. However, now is an extremely bad time to be separated. A mutiny is spreading through the Martian ranks and the Argolin and Mentor ambassadors are plotting to exterminate the Foamasi out of sheer greed. With these plots in motion, the real threat remains unnoticed. A threat locked away in the trisilicate mines underneath the citadel. A threat with a secret. Why is there a second Thalaan?

OCTOBER 7/17
[12N] PALIMPSEST by Hamish Crawford
In 1919 New Orleans, the Doctor and Hannah visit Mr. Oldfield, a retired Time Lord who is married and content to live out his remaining centuries in a haunted house in Treme. When Hannah discovers Oldfield’s wife Collette is tormented by visions of a violent man who somehow is and is not her husband, a nightmarish apparition roams the house after dark, and a strange woman stalks their every step, it becomes clear that Oldfield is here to escape his past. The Doctor must explore his friend’s memories to uncover the truth.

OCTOBER 14/17
[12P] THE WEB OF INSANITY by Ian Manning with J.E. Remy
The Mercury Mining Company is an unwelcome resident of the planet Pearl. Since mining for the crystals of Pearl began, the avian Keer have been forced to endure storms, earthquakes, and the mysterious Shades. When the Doctor and Hannah arrive for the first geology conference of the Eight Galaxies, they are soon drawn into the political frustrations between the MMC and the indigenous people. While a hidden hand seems to help guide the Doctor and Hannah in the right direction, an old enemy is clawing its way back into the physical realm. The last time the Doctor faced the Eight-Legs, it cost him his life. Will he have to lose his life again, if he is to defeat them once more?

OCTOBER 21/17
[12Q] DOLCE MUSICA DELLA MORTE by Matthew James
A boy who never grows old, surrounded by people ageing before their time. A monster glimpsed on the night streets, hunting for something. A force capable of destroying all life on Earth a force which the Doctor refuses to stop. Only Hannah can save the day – but then the monster gets her!

OCTOBER 28/17
[12R] RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES by Richard Hoover
The Doctor is gone. Through the machinations of an alien scientist bent on changing time to revive his species at the expense of another. Stranded on the Doctor’s home world, Hannah must escape the forces of the grand high Time Lords as well as those of a band of insurgents. More, she must convince one man – the Admin – to change time in order to set the universe right and save the Doctor from a fate of walking death.

NOVEMBER 4/17
[12S] MOONDUST by Nick Krohn
The tensions between the human and robotic populations of Lunar Colony L8 have become potentially explosive, and The Doctor and Hannah may be at the flashpoint. When a robotic citizen is murdered, The Doctor and Hannah become fugitives from the authorities after being wrongly accused of the crime. In the race to discover the true culprit, the Doctor, Hannah, and their new friends uncover a vast conspiracy that could topple the colony’s government. When he is once again taken into custody, the Doctor must use the public broadcast of his trial for murder to uncover the true culprit before it becomes the public broadcast of his execution.

All stories will be available free in easy to download PDF format which can be read on PCs, tablets and e-Readers.

The Tenth Doctor and Hannah return in April 2018 in the TDWP: New Adventures

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