We did it! We raised $550 for Migrant Justice! Thank you to everyone!

We did it, folks! Sales of Master Works, my first Doctor Who charity anthology, closed yesterday. Adding everything up, we raised $550 for Migrant Justice!

Thank you to the talented and generous writers and artists who donated their work and time to this project: Madam Violet, NataLunaSans, Gherrity Ake, Anne-Laure Tuduri, Halorvic, Raine Lyall, Charlotte Pringle, Kitty Eden, Gerard Power, Gaz R. Galey, Sam Maleski, and Sonja Bergstrom!

Thank you too to the people who bought books to support labor rights, the DW fan community, and high-quality creative work.

Master Works Spotlight #10: “Lesser Evil”

What do you do when you’re stuck in the asshole of the universe with some dude who uses a weaponized wheelchair? Master Works knows…

Story: “Lesser Evil”

Author: Elizabeth A. Allen [=me]

Master: S10 Simm [as Razor]

Companion[s]: Bill, Clara

Plot: Disabled Razor Master and partly robotic Bill survive in Dystopiaville on the edge of a black hole, trying to maintain hope. Then Clara appears, offering Bill a chance of escape. Alt S10 finale.

Why you should read it: All of the goofy, snarky Bill + Razor camaraderie, but with none of the torture, betrayal, and death!

Part that I love: Somehow Razor manages to argue that obeying the Master = disability rights.

Total earnings for Migrant Justice as of right now = $508.57!!!!!!!!!

Holy shit! We already surpassed my goal! [I didn’t even have a goal when I started. I just made up that goal last week.] Can we hit $600? $700?

EDIT: Whoops, I’ve been counting the profit from previous Lulu projects in with Master Works earnings since the beginning. Actual earnings for Migrant Justice as of July 9th: $457.76!!!

Master Works Spotlight #9: “In Vulnerability…”

When one of the Doctor’s companions is forced to depend on the Master, can anything good come of it? Look inside Master Works to find out…

Story: “In Vulnerability…”

Author: NataLunaSans

Master: Shalka

Companion[s]: Alison

Plot: Alison gets pneumonia, and the Doctor can’t take care of her, which leaves her under the supervision of a robot that she can’t figure out how to address because she doesn’t like his name.

Why you should read it: A series of lovingly detailed character moments add up to a peaceful, thoughtful story.

Part that I love: Alison calls Shalka Master “Mister Robot.” MISTER ROBOT! Awwww…

So what are you waiting for? Buy your own copy, either in ebook or paper. Support your fellow DW fans while raising money for Migrant Justice! Act now, though, ’cause Master Works is only available till July 17th!

And this is why Master Works is supporting Migrant Justice…

I always knew that I wanted the money from Master Works to go to a local-to-me organization. I chose Migrant Justice because it is Burlington-based, supporting workers’ rights, migrant rights, people of color, and local organizing! Another reason for my support of this organization hit closer to home when I heard on Twitter about the death of Durvi Martinez, a trans person and leader of Migrant Justice, who was deported by ICE and who died of Covid-19 despite a pending asylum claim. GoFundMe is here to help the family pay outstanding medical bills. Support workers’ equality, trans rights, migrant rights, and anti-racism work! Support Migrant Justice!

Master Works Spotlight #8: “The Benefit of Hindsight”

What happens when you’ve met the Master in the past, but then his past comes around to haunt your present? Master Works finds out…

Story: “The Benefit of Hindsight”

Author: Charlotte Pringle

Master: Yana

Companion[s]: Jack

Plot: Tracking a temporal anomaly, Jack runs across a slightly anachronistic old man. But he’s perfectly harmless. Or is he…?

Why you should read it: Hilarious pansexual Jacks are everywhere, so it’s refreshing to read a serious exploration of him as an experienced warrior constantly balancing between hope and exhaustion.

Part that I love: The sneaky way in which Charlotte portrays the Master using his psychic powers on Jack.

So what are you waiting for? Buy your own copy, either in ebook or paper. Support your fellow DW fans while raising money for Migrant Justice! Act now, though, ’cause Master Works is only available till July 17th!

Master Works Spotlight #7: “For the Good Old Days”

What do you do when you get a glimpse of your current antagonist, but in the future? Master Works explores this conundrum for Jo…

Story: “For the Good Old Days”

Author: Madam Violet

Master: Missy

Companion[s]: Jo

Plot: Using to a Master who loves/hates the Third Doctor, Jo is fascinated by Missy, who apparently loves the Twelfth. Has she really changed, though? Will a trinket that Jo retrieves for Missy reveal the truth?

Why you should read it: At first you think it’s just sweet Twelve/Missy fluff, but the revelation of what Jo retrieves for Missy really makes it more touching.

Part that I love: Missy rewards Jo’s successful mission with a spoon.

So what are you waiting for? Buy your own copy, either in ebook or paper. Support your fellow DW fans while raising money for Migrant Justice! Act now, though, ’cause Master Works is only available till July 17th!

Total earnings so far for Migrant Justice = $298.30!!!

After two weeks on sale, Master Works has raised $298.30 for Migrant Justice! [That’s after Lulu fees. I finally figured out the secret to determining actual money made. First you download your sales payments info as a csv. Then you REMOVE ALL PREVIOUS LULU SALES OF OTHER STUFF. Then look for the Payee Revenue column and add it up.]

 

Master Works Spotlight #6: “Growing Pains”

Did you ever wonder how Ainley Master escaped the Cheetah Planet? Master Works has the answer…

Story: “Growing Pains”

Author: Kitty Eden

Master: Ainley

Companion[s]: Ace

Plot: Ace, stuck on the Cheetah Planet, is going bestial at the same time Ainley Master is embracing his inner furry. Can they collaborate long enough to escape without killing each other?

Why you should read it: Trans Ainley Master, NB Ace, and enforced cattitude make for a thoughtful exploration about the different kinds of transitions we face.

Part that I love: Ace’s rotating list of snarky nicknames for Ainley Master.

So what are you waiting for? Buy your own copy, either in ebook or paper. Support your fellow DW fans while raising money for Migrant Justice! Act now, though, ’cause Master Works is only available till July 17th!