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The Lethbridge-Stewart QUIZ Book – Pre-order now!

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Candy Jar Books is pleased to announce The Lethbridge-Stewart Quiz Book. Compiled by Mark Jones, the book collects together trivia from fifty years of the Brigadier’s on-screen life.

The book also includes questions from the Target novels, Big Finish and BBC audio stories, comic strips and the Candy Jar Lethbridge-Stewart novels.

Mark Jones, author of the recent Lethbridge-Stewart free story United in Blood, says: “When Candy Jar asked me to compile The Lethbridge-Stewart Quiz Book I couldn’t wait to get started. The Brigadier is a character that meant a great deal to me and it gave me the chance to watch the UNIT stories over again.”

Like the classic Doctor Who Quiz Books of the 1980s, The Lethbridge-Stewart Quiz Book features over 750 questions on the UNIT era of Doctor Who and beyond. For instance:

  • In the television story The Time Monster what was TOMTIT?
  • Who is attempting to penetrate the Earth’s crust in Inferno?
  • What relation is James Lethbridge-Stewart to the Brigadier?
  • What does UNIT stand for?

Shaun Russell, head of publishing at Candy Jar, is excited about the book. “I remember a trip to Lyme Regis as a boy where I found a copy of the first Doctor Who Quiz Book. For some reason my local WHSmith did not have this book so this made the discovery even more exciting. I don’t think my sister appreciated it though. Asking me questions about Doctor Who was not her idea of fun.”

Mark is revisiting this classic formula, with twelve separate sections dedicated to the adventures of Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart. He says: “Hopefully, there’s something for everyone and it’s a book that will provide hours of entertainment and a challenge to the old grey matter. It’s a book for dipping into whenever you feel like challenging yourself or your friends – hopefully without too many arguments.”

The Lethbridge-Stewart Quiz Book is currently only available from the Candy Jar website, for £8.99 (+ p&p). All pre-orders will receive a free PDF copy The HAVOC Files 1.

Night of the Intelligence is also released soon and can be ordered individually or as part of the discounted UK bundle (which includes the novels The Daughters of Earth by Sarah Groenewegen, The Dreamer’s Lament by Benjamin Burford-Jones) for only £26.25 (including postage), saving £9.72, or an international bundle for only £45.00 (including postage), saving £5.97. Or, you can buy it as part of our yearly subscription offer. Order early to avoid disappointment.

Candy Jar still has twenty copies of the novella bundles left. The Life of Evans has been posted out, but you can still pre-order The Flaming Soldier and Day of the Intelligence. Order now to avoid disappointment. Only available directly from Candy Jar Books at: http://www.candy-jar.co.uk/books/thelifeofevans.html

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Story Chronology

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People often asks what orders our stories come, mixing up both shorts, novellas and novels. Below is the chronological order as it stand currently.

  • October 1935: The Abominable Snowmen by Mervyn Haisman & Henry Lincoln (script)
  • October 1935: Creatures in the Cave/Times Squared by Rick Cross (short, prologue, epilogue)
  • July 1937: The Bledoe Cadets and the Bald Man of Pengriffen by Tim Gambrell (short)
  • September 1937-March 1938: The Forgotten Son by Andy Frankham-Allen (chapter eleven)
  • April 1945-October 1961: Schädengeist’s First Love by Jonathan Cooper (short)
  • Summer 1945: In His Kiss by Sue Hampton (short)
  • Summer 1950: The Dominators by Norman Ashby (script)
  • August 1968: Mind of Stone by Iain McLaughlin (interludes)
  • February 1969: Ambush! by Andy Frankham-Allen (short)
  • February 1969: The Web of Fear by Mervyn Haisman & Henry Lincoln (script)
  • March 1969: The Forgotten Son by Andy Frankham-Allen (novel)
  • April 1969: One Cold Step by Andy Frankham-Allen (short)
  • April 1969: The Schizoid Earth by David A McIntee (novel)
  • May 1969: The Cult of the Grinning Man by Tom Dexter (short)
  • May 1969: Beast of Fang Rock by Andy Frankham-Allen (novel)
  • May 1969: The Dogs of War by Andy Frankham-Allen (short)
  • May-June 1969: Mutually Assured Domination by Nick Walters (novel)
  • June 1969: The House of Giants by Rick Cross (short)
  • July 1969: Moon Blink by Sadie Miller (prologue)
  • July 1969: The Black Eggs of Khufu by Tom Dexter (short)
  • July 1969: Moon Blink by Sadie Miller (novel)
  • July 1969: The Band of Evil by Roger J Simmonds and Shaun Russell (short)
  • August 1969: The Showstoppers by Jonathan Cooper (novel)
  • September 1969: The Grandfather Infestation by John Peel (novel)
  • September 1969: The Last Duty by Christopher Bryant (short)
  • October 25-26, 1969: Times Squared by Rick Cross (novel)
  • October 26-29, 1969: The Lost Skin by Andy Frankham-Allen (novella)
  • October 31, 1969: Eve of the Fomorians by Robert Mammone (short)
  • November 1969: The Wishing Bazaar by Sharon Bidwell (short)
  • November 1969: Blood of Atlantis by Simon A Forward (novel)
  • December 1969: Mind of Stone by Iain McLaughlin (novel)
  • December 23-25, 1969: The Feast of Evans by Simon A Forward (short)
  • December 24, 1969: The Fright Before Christmas by Tom Dexter (short)
  • December 24-26, 1969: Together at Christmas by the Author Collective (short)
  • December 26, 1969: Mind of Stone by Iain McLaughlin (epilogue)
  • December 28, 1969: Slouching Towards Det-Sen/Night of the Intelligence by Shaun Collins/Andy Frankham-Allen (short/prologue)
  • January 2, 1970: United in Blood by Mark Jones (short)
  • January 17-20, 1970: Night of the Intelligence by Andy Frankham-Allen (novel)
  • January 22, 1970: The Life of Evans by John Peel (chapter five)
  • January 27, 1970: Night of the Intelligence by Andy Frankham-Allen (epilogue)
  • February 1970: The Life of Evans by John Peel (chapter six)
  • February 21-23, 25, 1970: The Daughters of Earth by Sarah Groenewegen (novel)
  • March 4, 1970: A Very Private Haunting by Sharon Bidwell (prologue)
  • March 8-22, 1970: The Dreamer’s Lament by Benjamin Burford-Jones (novel)
  • March 26,1970: The Life of Evans by John Peel (chapter seven)
  • April 1-5,1970: A Very Private Haunting by Sharon Bidwell (novel)
  • April, 1970: The Life of Evans by John Peel (novella, framing story)
  • May, 1970: The Flaming Soldier by Christopher Bryant (novella)
  • June/July, 1970: The New Unusual by Adrian Sherlock (novel)
  • July, 1970: The Playing Dead by Adrian Sherlock (short)
  • August, 1970: The Man from Yesterday by Nick Walters (novel)
  • 1974: Ashes of the Inferno by Andy Frankham-Allen (short)
  • January 1, 1990: The Enfolded Time by Andy Frankham-Allen (short)
  • September 2011: Lucy Wilson by Sue Hampton (short)
  • September-December 2011: The Lock-In by Sarah Groenewegen (short)

Lethbridge-Stewart at Halloween: Eve of the Fomorians

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Robert Mammone

Some very exciting news.  Candy Jar Books publish a very strong range of novels and short stories based on the characters surrounding Alistair Gordon Lethbridge Stewart, one of the fan favourites of the Doctor Who tv series.

Recently, the editor of the line accepted a story line proposal I made to him.  That story, Eve of the Fomorians, will see publication in time for Halloween.  Press release is as follows:

Candy Jar Books have announced their latest e-book in the Lethbridge-Stewart range for Halloween, free to anybody pre-ordering the next main book in the range, Times Squared:

Lethbridge-Stewart: Eve of the Fomorians (Credit: Candy Jar Books)
Eve of the Fomorians
Written by Robert Mammone
Cover by Paul Cooke

All Hallows’ Eve, 1969. En route back to Edinburgh, Anne Travers, William Bishop and Samson Ware come across a deserted village in the Scottish countryside. A village that is rotten to the core.

Range Editor Andy Frankham-Allen, says:

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Beast of Fang Rock by Andy Frankham-Allen

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A few thoughts on Beast of Fang Rock from blogger Mark Trap One.

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Lethbridge-Stewart and Anne Travers head to Fang Rock when some students see an apparent spaceship crash at the lighthouse.

original“The Rock has become a tourist attraction?!”

Since the Doctor and Leela’s 1902 visit to the island in Horror of Fang Rock, the location has gained notoriety as the most haunted lighthouse in the British Isles. At the opening of Andy Frankham-Allen’s second Lethbridge-Stewart novel, Fang Rock has been opened to the public. Visitors can witness the disembodied voices and ghostly forms of those characters present during the Fourth Doctor’s adventure. The characters whose actions are replayed aboard the lighthouse are familiar enough to Doctor Who fans; and the way that visitors to Fang Rock can witness these scenes, but not record them, is rather like the experience of being a viewer in the pre-VCR days.

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There are some superficial similarities with series nine’s Under the Lake and Before the Flood, with…

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‘Twas the Fright Before Christmas

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It’s Christmas Eve eve, and for the folks at Candy Jar Books it is the end of their first year of Lethbridge-Stewart novels. Range editor Andy Frankham-Allen says, “It’s been a triumphant year, indeed for me it’s been an even longer time, but we finally finished our first year of books to resounding applause. I want to take a moment to thank all the readers who have embraced us, and those who were less certain but took a punt anyway. Without you all this series would have died way back in February, but you kept the faith through the long gap between book one and two, and it paid off. For us all. So, as a thank you, we’ve very happy to offer you all this little Christmas tale free. A gift from us to you.”

Xmas-DownloadsThe Fright Before Christmas by Tom Dexter features invading alien spheres, Santa Claus and Buckingham Palace.

Hayley Cox, Senior Publishing Coordinator at Candy Jar Books, said: “Lethbridge-Stewart has had a great 2015. We were pleasantly surprised by all the positive feedback we received, and felt that we should give something back to the fans for the holidays. This story is just for them.”

Candy Jar Books launched the fully licensed Lethbridge-Stewart series in February 2015, with Andy Frankham-Allen’s The Forgotten Son kicking off the venture in style. Three more titles were subsequently released; each met with high praise from fans and the press.

Sadie Miller, daughter of Elisabeth Sladen and Brian Miller, is set to return to the worlds of Doctor Who with her debut novel, Moon Blink. Sadie’s book headlines the 2016 series of Lethbridge-Stewart novels, and is published in the spring, followed by The Showstoppers by Jonathan Cooper and The Grandfather Infestation by John Peel. A further three novels will be released in the autumn.

The usual discounted pre-order bundles will be on offer from Candy Jar, with a new subscription deal for those wishing to get six books for the price of five! The Lethbridge-Stewart series of books can now be pre-ordered from Candy Jar Books, where you can also download their free short story, The Fright Before Christmas.

 

DOMINEX INDUSTRIES – KEEP OUT – TRESPASSERS WILL BE DESTROYED

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Dominex Industries have issued their own press release… direct from June 1969!

It scarcely seems possible

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Dominex Industries are pleased to announce the opening of their new nuclear waste processing facility on Dartmoor, Devon, England, Earth, Mutters Spiral.

Using our innovative new process of Negative Mass Flux Absorption, Dominex will provide cheap energy for the entire United Kingdom – and, eventually, the whole world!

Dominex are co-operating fully with the police in the investigation into the mysterious and unfortunate disappearances in the vicinity of their moorland base.

And rumours that we are secretly and illegally constructing weapons of mass domination are, we assure you, completely without foundation.

Watch Panaroma tonight for an exclusive interview with Dominex Chief Executive, Dominic Vaar!

DOMINEX – YOUR FUTURE IS OUR BUSINESS.

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