Tuesday is the highly anticipated “Doctor Who Christmas Special,” in which the Doctor (Matt Smith) is all mopey over Amy and Rory, and we get to know new companion Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman). I’m half tempted to ditch my family to be home to see it, but I don’t think that would go over too well. Maybe my uncle and I can sneak it in.
What does this all have to do with today’s giveaway? I’ve got a new Doctor Who hardcover to ship off to a lucky reader.
“The Wheel of Ice” is by award-winning author Stephen Baxter (“Ark,” “Flood,” “Stone Spring”). Here’s the official description:
The Wheel. A ring of ice and metal turning around a moon of Saturn, home to a mining colony supplying a resource-hungry Earth. It’s a bad place to live—and a worse place to grow up.
The colony has been plagued by problems. Maybe it’s only a run of bad luck, but the equipment failures and thefts of resources have been increasing. And there are stories among the children of mysterious creatures glimpsed aboard the Wheel. Some of the younger workers are even refusing to go down into the warren-like mines any more.
And then one of them, surfing Saturn’s rings, saves an enigmatic blue box from destruction.
Once on the Wheel, the Doctor and his companions Jamie and Zoe face a critical situation when they become suspected by some as the source of the ongoing sabotage.
They soon find themselves caught in a mystery that goes all the way back to the creation of the solar system. A mystery that could destroy the Wheel — and kill them all …
For your chance to win the pair, send your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Use “Doctor Who” as your subject line, and enter only once by Dec. 28. U.S. entries only.
And here’s one of the latest trailers for Tuesday’s show if you’ve missed it: