Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Who wants some extra 'Wood..?

As promised, a look at some of the upcoming merchandise coming our way over the next couple of months - which, if I'd updated the site properly over the last couple of months, you'd probably already know all about!!

BOOKS

There's two new sets of Torchwood novels heading our way through 2009, which eat set containing three brand new adventures, that chronicle the team's activities post-Exit Wounds.

"Into the Silence" (by Sarah Pinborough)
Released: 29th May
Synopsis: A body in a church hall is found with its vocal cords missing and a metallic figure is seen hiding in the shadows. With the amateur operatic contest getting under way, Ianto Jones joins a male voice choir to track it down.

"Bay of the Dead" (by Mark Morris)
Released: 29th May
Synopsis: Torchwood must deal with living corpses stalking the streets and a piece of space debris that keeps regenerating all while an intangible barrier surrounds Cardiff.

"The House that Jack Built" (by Guy Adams)
Released: 29th May
Synopsis: The house that Jack lived in in 1906, Jackson Leaves, has new tenants. However, the rooms don't stay in one place, there's a man in the airing cupboard and there are ghostly apparitions, all of which draw the attention of Torchwood.

"Risk Assessment" (by James Goss)
Released: 15th October
Synopsis: Agnes Haversham is awake, and Jack is worried (and not a little afraid). The Torchwood Assessor is roused from her sleep in only the worst of times - it's happened just four times in the last 100 years. Can the situation really be so bad? Someone, somewhere, is fighting a war, and they're losing badly. The coffins of the dead are coming through the Rift. With thousands of alien bodies floating in the Bristol Channel, it's down to Torchwood to round them all up before a lethal plague breaks out. And now they'll have to do it by the book - the 1901 edition!

"The Undertaker's Gift" (by Trevor Baxendale)
Released: 15th October
Synopsis: The Hokrala Corp lawyers are back, and they're suing planet Earth for mishandling the twenty-first century! An assassin has been sent to remove Captain Jack Harkness! And, a record number of aliens have been coming through the Rift - it's been a busy week in Cardiff. Now, there are reports of an extraordinary funeral cortege in the night time city, with mysterious pallbearers guarding a rotting cadaver that simply doesn't want to be buried. Torchwood should be ready for anything, but with Jack the target of an invisible killer, Gwen trapped in a forgotten crypt, and Ianto Jones falling desperately ill, could a world of suffering by the Undertaker's gift to planet Earth?

"Consequences" (by Joseph Lidster, James Moran, Andrew Cartmel, David Llewellyn)
Released: 15th October
Synopsis: Saving the planet, watching over the Rift, preparing the human race for the twenty-first century... Torchwood has been keeping Cardiff safe since the late 1800s. Small teams of heroes, working 24/7, encountering and containing the alien, the bizarre, and the inexplicable. But Torchwood do not always see the effects of their actions. What links the Rules and Regulations for replacing a Torchwood leader to the destruction of a shopping center? How does a witness to an alien's reprisals against Torchwood become caught up in a night of terror in a university library? And why should Gwen and Ianto's actions at a local publisher have a cost for Torchwood more than half-a-century earlier? For Torchwood, the past will always catch up with them. And sometimes the future will catch up with the past...

GRAPHIC NOVELS

From Titan Books, the first in a new line of graphic novels - available to pre-order at amazon.co.uk for as little as £5.99!!

Torchwood: Rift War (collected together from Torchwood Magazine)
Released: 24th April
Synopsis: When Torchwood-3 comes under fire in an all-out attack by extra-dimensional shock troopers, the team are torn in all directions. And with a deadly rift bleeding through into their own reality, time itself could be destroyed if the Torchwood team aren't able to stop it!

AUDIO BOOKS

A mixture of cast read stories, and full cast dramas - released by BBC Worldwide throughout the year!

"In the Shadows" (by Joseph Lidster)
Released: 12th March
Synopsis: A man has died of old age in his 30s. This, among other strange events, has lead Torchwood to conclude that someone is sending victims to another dimension, one in which they are punished by the thing which they fear the most. Who is the mysterious taxi driver preying on his passengers?

"The Sin Eaters" (by Brian Michin)
Released: 4th June
Synopsis: Alien larvae in a baptismal font mark the beginnings of a terrifying adventure for Captain Jack, Gwen, Ianto and Rhys.

Three full cast dramas, in the style of 2008's "Lost Souls" will also hit shops, 4th June.

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There's also been rumblings that the Children of Earth DVD will be released in the USA at some point in July - which means that a UK set won't be too far behind that!

Oh, and the ever faithful Torchwood Magazine is out every other month, through its new bi-monthly schedule.

Through 2009, keep it Torchwood!

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Have we missed anything off the list? Let us know in the comments section below!
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