Cathode Ray Tube has one set of three Doctor Who books looking for a Time Lord-loving owner. Our latest competition will give away to one lucky winner a copy each of the latest novels from BBC Books and Ebury Publishing: Nick Briggs's The Dalek Generation, Justin Richards' Plague of the Cybermen and Shroud of Sorrow by Tommy Donbavand.

All feature Matt Smith's Eleventh Doctor and Shroud of Sorrow also features Clara 'Oswin' Oswald, as played by Jenna-Louise Coleman. 

More details about the books and the competition are below.
The Dalek Generation
Nick Briggs
Published by BBC Books, 11 April 2013

Sunlight 349 is one of countless Dalek Foundation worlds, planets created to house billions of humanoids suffering from economic hardship. The Doctor arrives at Sunlight 349, suspicious of any world where the Daleks are apparently a force for good – and determined to find out the truth.

He soon finds himself in court, facing the ‘Dalek Litigator’. But do his arch enemies really have nothing more to threaten than legal action? The Doctor knows they have a far more sinister plan – but how can he convince those who have lived under the benevolence of the Daleks for a generation?

But convince them he must, and soon. For on another Foundation planet, archaeologists have unearthed the most dangerous technology in the universe.
Plague of the Cybermen
Justin Richards
Published by BBC Books, 11 April 2013

When the Doctor arrives in the 19th-century village of Klimtenburg, he discovers the residents suffering from some kind of plague – a ‘wasting disease’. The victims face a horrible death – but what’s worse, the dead seem to be leaving their graves.

The Plague Warriors have returned... The Doctor is confident he knows what’s really happening; he understands where the dead go, and he’s sure the Plague Warriors are just a myth.

But as some of the Doctor’s oldest and most terrible enemies start to awaken he realises that maybe – just maybe – he’s misjudged the situation.
Shroud of Sorrow
Tommy Donbavand
Published by BBC Books, 11 April 2013

It is the day after John F. Kennedy’s assassination and the faces of the dead are everywhere. PC Reg Cranfield sees his deceased father in the mists along Totter’s Lane. Reporter Mae Callon sees her late grandmother in a coffee stain on her desk. FBI Special Agent Warren Skeet finds his long-dead partner staring back at him from raindrops on a window pane.

Then the faces begin to talk, and scream... and push through into our world.

As the alien Shroud begins to feast on the grief of a world in mourning, can the Doctor dig deep enough into his own sorrow to save mankind?

Cathode Ray Tube has one copy each of The Dalek Generation, Plague of the Cybermen and Shroud of Sorrow to give away to one winner courtesy of BBC Books and Ebury Publishing. Simply answer the question below and submit your entry via email.
  • - This competition is open to residents of the UK only but not to employees of BBC Books and Ebury Publishing or their agents.
  • - Entries must be received by midnight GMT on Friday 10th May 2013
  • - This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and no cash alternative is available.
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  • - Only one entry per visitor per day. No multiple entries allowed.
  • - The winner will be the first entry with the correct answer drawn at random.
  • - The winner will be contacted by email. The books will be posted one week after the competition closes (unless delayed by postal strikes).
  • - The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
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    Entry is via email to No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received, only partially received or delayed for whatever reason. Paper entries are not valid.

    Question: Nick Briggs was the voice of which recently featured classic series monster?

    Email your answer to the question above, with your name and address, and we'll enter you into the prize draw. Good luck!

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