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An episode guide for Doctor Who-- as poetry! Every episode of Series 1-7 will have its own poem to celebrate Who's 50th anniversary.

An Eloquence of Time and Space:
A Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Poem Book

An Eloquence of Time and Space is an episode guide for the TV show Doctor Who in the form of poetry. Every single episode from Series 1-7 of the show, and every serial from the Seasons 1-26, as well as the TV Movie and the 50th anniversary special, will have its own poem written about it, and if we exceed our funding goals, episodes the spinoffs Torchwood and the Sarah Jane Adventures to!

You can read this book on its own for the great Doctor Who poetry, or you can read it as a companion piece to the TV show, enjoying each poem as you travel episode by episode through time and Space…

This book follows a long and storied tradition of fan-made Doctor Who episode guides, poem books, and celebrations and is in no way associated with or authorized by the BBC.


Whodles!

An Eloquence of Time and Space will also include “Whodles”, illustrations by artist Olivia Hinkle! These drawing will not use any content owned by the BBC, but will follow the spirit and magic of Doctor Who.

50 years of Poems and Space…

All of us working on this book are fans of Doctor Who, and we want to share our love of the show with you, and create something to celebrate Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary that you will love and treasure far beyond the end of this year. This book is our way of celebrating, and bringing you some extra Whovian joy by letting you read along!


Who are we?

James Wylder, the book’s author: James is a published poet in Kenning’s Magazine, as well as in his recent book of poetry “Cascade!”. His play “Cryptos” has also been produced in an acclaimed stage production, and he had two one act plays produced as well. He is the co-owner of Shotgun Angel games, and a graduate of Hanover College.
http://jameswylder.weebly.com

Olivia Hinkel, Illustrator, co-cover artist: Olivia is an artist currently studying at Hanover college.
http://oliviahinkel.weebly.com/

Alyssa Fifer, co-cover artist: Alyssa is an artist and attended Ivy Tech college.
http://www.limitlyssgraphics.com/

Spencer Sholty, PR chief, design: Spencer is a student at the Art Institute of Indianapolis, and a graduate of Hanover College.

Taylor Elliott, cookbook writer: a graduate of Hanover college, former governess, and a wonderful cook

Why Kickstarter?

Simple: We need money to create the poems and art for this book, and would love for it to expand beyond its humble beginnings. Making this book have professional layout, cover design, and poetry, will take money we don’t have. But you can make this 50th Anniversary celebration possible, and amazing.

Stretch Goals!

Our first set of Stretch goals! As we meet these, we will add more and more to the book, making it better and better. Check back here, as we'll be adding new ones as we go....

EXTERMINATED! $400- 8th Doctor Era Poems (The TV movie and Shada)
DELETED! $500- A Poem about every Doctor will be added to the book!
TIMELOCKED! $600- A Short Story in the spirit of Doctor Who, not featuring any BBC material, but that could be taking place in Doctor Who’s continuity.
ONCOMING STORMED! $700- A Poem will be written about each major new series companion! Rose, Martha, Donna, Wilf, Amy, Rory, River, Jack, Clara… Oh, and Mikey!
CYBERCONVERTED! $800- An essay on Neil Gaiman, Stephen Moffat, Lawrence Miles, and Magical Realism and Fantasy in Doctor Who.
SONICED! $900- Love Sarah Jane Adventures? Torchwood? K-9? BBV? Faction Paradox? A section of poetry celebrating some of the greatest Spinoffs in Doctor Whodom!
PANDORICA'D! $1000- A poem will be included about one adventure of every classic series Doctor!
SEEDS OF DEATH'D! $1200- A Poem will be included about a second adventure from every classic series Doctor, voted on by backers!
OMEGA'D! $1300- A second essay will be added to the book on a topic voted on by backers!
GAIMAN'D! $1400- A third essay will be added to the book!
FACTION PARADOX'D! $1500- The Short story will be greatly expanded!
SHADA'D! $2000- New full page illustrations will be added to the book!
REGENERATED!!!!! $2500- We will cover the entire Classic Era of Doctor Who as poetry, one poem per serial, with new illustrations by Olivia Hinkel to go with them!
SOUFFLED! $3500- We will add in a new collaborator (with a cookbook)! Taylor Elliott will write up a tasty recipe for every series of the revived Doctor Who to be added to the book, because why not add a cookbook of delicious Who recipes?
LASER SCREWDRIVERED! $4000- We will add a special section of poems about the villainous monsters of Doctor Who!
MR. SMITH'D! $4500- We will cover all of the Sarah Jane Adventues in poetry
$5000- We will Cover all of Torchwood as poetry.


(If you hold the rights to any Whoniverse related creation, and would consider licensing us the use of it for this book, please contact us!)

Extras!

Some of you have requested the option to buy more than one copy of the book, to add on a copy of James' previous book "Cascade". Simple enough! Just back this project at any level Companion Level ($15) or higher, and then extra money over the value of that pledge level for each copy of the books you wish. We'll ask you about any extras you purchased in the questionnaire we'll send out at the end of the Kickstarter.
The costs for the extras are:
"An Eloquence of Time and Space": $15 for a second copy, and $10 for every copy after that to a maximum of 10 copies.
"Cascade!": $10 per copy up to a maximum of 10 copies.
"An Eloquence of Time and Space" Coffee Table Book: $50 for a second copy, and $40 for each additional copy up to a maximum of 10 copies.
Signed copies of "An Eloquence of Time and Space": $25 for the second copy, and $20 for each additional copy up to a maximum of 10 copies.

Example: Sarah Jane wants to receive extra copies of "An Eloquence of Time and Space", and a copy of "Cascade!" She wants her copy signed, so she backs at the "Amy Pond" level of $25, and but pledges $60: $25 for her pledge level + $15 for her second copy +10 for her third, and +10 for a copy of Cascade.

If you wish to get extra copies of the 8.5 x 11  Coffee Table Book, pledge at the $75 Torchwood level (or higher), and add on $50 for the first additional copy, and $40 for each additional copy up to a maximum of 10. If you are following this route you can also add on regular 5.5 x 8.5 copies for $10 each, and copies of Cascade for $8 each, up to a maximum of 10 copies each.

NEW!
If you wish to get extra signed copies of the book, simply pledge at the $25 dollar "Amy Pond" level or higher, and add on $25 for the first signed copy, and $20 for each additional signed copy up to a maximum of 10 copies. Note that if you pledge for an extra signed copy, you may also add on unsigned copies of "An Eloquence of Time and Space" for $10 each.

If you're confused or have questions just message us and we can do the math for you!

Proof of Concept Poetry:

5.1 The Eleventh Hour
I washed away a thousand years of life
with fire from my skull
cracking my home
into coral shards of coal
until I become
a children’s book character

3.12 The Sound of Drums
I’ll break the world beneath my thumbs
You’ll hear the noise that I’m its Master
This pounding, pounding, sound of drums

And you think yourself their savior factor
But you just make me tear skies faster
I’ll break the world beneath my thumbs

Can’t you hear the boiling drums, listen Doctor
hear their song. Are they the choir, I the Pastor?
This pounding, pounding, sound of drums

And this girl you march on warring vector
She’ll walk the earth, but I’ll in time out last her
I’ll break the world beneath my thumbs

While you for thousand years were just reactor
I call on eons, command death, the castor
This pounding, pounding, sound of drums

This world will burn as Troy, with you its Hector
Called form the depths with “Hastur! Hastur!”
I’ll break the world beneath my thumbs
This pounding, pounding, sound of drums.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

If this project is extremely successful, it will doubtless take longer to finish, as our stretch goals will be adding content to the book. While we're very confident we can deliver the bare bones most basic version of the book on time, additional content will take time to make.

While our book follows in a long tradition of unauthorized episode guides and poetry books like "About Time" "The Best Doctor Who Poems in the Universe" and "Tardis Eruditorum" (none of which we are associated with) if the BBC has a problem with our book, we will in all likely hood be unable to complete it.

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