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Dalek Week Halfway Done!

December 20th, 2013

Dalek Week 2013, the Deviant Art celebration of all things Deryn and Alek, is about halfway over (depend ending on one’s timezone), and there are some lovely pieces up.

This work by Thisoneofmarvels is for the “Scotland” theme, and uses the Scottish and Austrian flags as motifs:

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Very beautiful! I love how serious Deryn is.

There are many more to see, so head over to the Dalek Week 2013 folder to feast your eyes and leave your praise.

43 Responses to “Dalek Week Halfway Done!”

  1. 1
    December 20th, 2013 03:12

    “dalek week” makes me think doctor who. awesome pic though!

  2. 2
    December 20th, 2013 09:19

    Alek’s goggles are awesome :o

  3. 3
    December 20th, 2013 12:08

    Alek scares me in this photo!

  4. 4
    December 20th, 2013 14:21

    Did Scott Westerfeld just post my fan-art? *sitting here with the biggest stupidest smile on my face*
    I’m so glad you like it. It’s the least I can do since your Leviathan trilogy basically got me thru WW1 stuff in my history lessons:). Thank you so much.

  5. 5
    December 20th, 2013 23:33

    @4: You made that? Well then, I will say directly to you that it is awesome! I love Deryn’s expression :)

  6. 6
    December 21st, 2013 09:02


    Hey, glad you’re enthused. I really love Deryn, and the bold contrast between the two flags. And it’s always awesome to hear that Leviathan helped people through WWI history. I love how alternate history can be just as helpful as the legit stuff.

  7. 7
    December 21st, 2013 17:05

    To Panzercrappitastica: Thank you very much:). I’m glad you like it.

    To Scott: Well, of course I’m jumping for joy:). I didn’t joke about the history lessons at all. Your books saved my grades. And they will propably once again. I’m writting a part of my thesis about the Uglies serie, since my topic is “Forms of dystopian society in YA literature”. Hey, can I ask you something? I’ll totally understand if you refuse, but could you answer me a few questions about these books? I’m sure you’re busy, but I would be very greatful and my literature teacher would be really thrilled. Please tell me if I’m too impertinent.

  8. 8
    Maria Jones
    December 22nd, 2013 01:09

    These guys sure are talented!! <3

  9. 9
    December 22nd, 2013 01:30

    Can I ask something, who came up with Dalek? Did Scott make it up while writing the series or was it a fan thing?

  10. 10
    Middy Me
    December 23rd, 2013 21:18

    I really love the drawing. It looks quite cool :)

    @9 – I’m not sure, but I believe it was a fan thing.

  11. 11
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    December 24th, 2013 06:24

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  12. 12
    Middy Me
    December 25th, 2013 06:39

    Merry Christmas!!! :) :) :) :)

  13. 13
    December 25th, 2013 10:00


  14. 14
    December 26th, 2013 08:09

    This artwork is amazing and I agree with mar “Dalek week” makes me think of Doctor Who

  15. 15
    Middy Joe
    December 28th, 2013 21:54

    I swear, one day I’m gonna draw a Leviathan/Doctor Who crossover.

    I NEED A DEVIANTART ACCOUNT *clutches face and sinks dramatically onto the floor*

  16. 16
    Middy Joe
    December 29th, 2013 04:03

    I looked through the Dalek Week pieces and I found a drawing for “Costumes” of Alek as Austria from Hetalia…

    It made me happy :*3

  17. 17
    December 30th, 2013 03:38



  18. 18
    Middy Me
    January 1st, 2014 21:59

    Happy New Year everyone!!! :) :) :)

  19. 19
    January 2nd, 2014 00:13

    Hello Mr. Westerfeld,

    I was wondering if you had any uglies movie news as promised on your twitter on the 30th of November?

  20. 20
    January 3rd, 2014 01:16

    @19 – amen to that! Scott must be having a break…. we haven’t had any blogging for weeks!

    Has anyone seen The Desolation of Smaug? I finally saw it! It was fantastic! Personally, I preferred it to the first film because I felt that there was more…scope? Like in movie 1# it was just the dwarves and Bilbo traversing around Middle Earth on their little quest while we had the faint impression something bigger might be happening. But in Desolation of Smaug we were shown the scale of what is really happening in Middle Earth.

    Also, for anyone who read the books, I never realised that the Necromancer was Sauron until I saw the movie…

  21. 21
    January 3rd, 2014 01:37

    @20: I have! It was pretty awesome! I have not read any of the books (I know, shame on me), but I thought it was good. And as some of you may know, I’m sort of in love with Aidan Turner, so the fact that Kili was much more prominent in this movie (albeit kind of pointlessly) made me very happy! Gandalf really irritated me though. Why does he have to go see what Sauron’s up to right now? If the dwarves hadn’t gone on without him (which he explicitly told them not to do), then they would have missed their chance to get inside the mountain. Talk about inconsiderate.

  22. 22
    January 3rd, 2014 07:24

    The Uglies news is on hold. There are negotiations transpiring.

    Watch this blog for details.

  23. 23
    January 3rd, 2014 09:14

    @22 :O :O

    @22 I liked the romance between Kili and Tauriel although I’m not sure I liked how it was the motivation for most of her actions… It kind of weakened the plot I thought.

    Hahaha well you’ll have to blame Tolkien for that! BUT, he knew evil was building up since the first film and obviously he needed to find out about it. (that happens in the book btw). And the fate of Middle Earth is a little more important than reclaiming treasure, isn’t it? AND Gandalf probably knew the Dwarves would go on without him.

  24. 24
    January 3rd, 2014 09:59

    @23: I liked it too. I was saying that Kili getting sick was kind of useless to the plot (but it gave him more screen time, so yay!). If he hadn’t, they would have gone to the mountain instead and that changes nothing. Bard would still be all like “I’m going to kill the dragon,” and Tauriel would have still left to go fight and Legolas still would have followed her. But whatever.

    I know it’s in the book, but it still makes me mad. Did he really have to go right that second? Could he not have waited one day to unlock the door, which couldn’t wait because the lock is only noticeable on whatever-whatever day? I don’t think the world would have ended if he had waited one more day to figure out what’s up. And yes, he probably did suspect that they would go on without him, but then why did specifically tell them not to? Shouldn’t he have encouraged it? He could have just said, “I may not make it back in time, go ahead and go on without me.”

  25. 25
    Middy Me
    January 3rd, 2014 19:04

    I’ve seen it too!! I really loved it, though I’m not sure which film I like best. I have read the book, and for me the story was always about Bilbo, and this second film kind of lost that. Still, it’s pretty awesome :)

    I liked the plot with Kili and Tauriel, though I felt Legolas got kind of shoved into the background by those two (and I love Legolas). Speaking of which, did any of you notice Legolas’s eyes?? They looked really weird to me. Did anyone else see that?

  26. 26
    January 4th, 2014 00:29

    @25: Yeah, something about him was wrong. He looked kind of meaner and un-Legolas-like. I think it was guyliner or contacts or maybe a different makeup artist, or a combination of the three.

  27. 27
    January 4th, 2014 11:17

    @24: Actually, they really couldn’t have waited one more day. “Stand by the grey stone when the thrush knocks and the last light of Durin’s Day shall shine upon the keyhole.” Timing is everything with this whole business.

  28. 28
    January 4th, 2014 12:02

    @27: That’s what I’m saying. That was the only time they could open the door. Gandalf, however, could have waited until the next day to go gallivanting in search for Sauron. I’m sure the world wouldn’t have ended if he’d waited one more day, or even a couple of days. It was wrong of him to tell the dwarves to wait for him; they would have missed their chance if they had.

  29. 29
    January 4th, 2014 12:04

    OK, hold up. I think that another reason why Kili got sick was so several of the Dwarves would be in Laketown for the next film. Because the rest of the Dwarves will probably spend most of the time in the mountain.

    @Roxanne, hmmmmm. Personally, I’m not sure whether Tauriel would have left to go fight if it hadn’t been for Kili. I know she was adventurous but maybe not enough to go halfway across Middle Earth to kill some Orcs…

    @Roxane, but Gandalf wouldn’t have had to wait ONE more day, it would have been several weeks? I’m not sure I follow… and he if had gone all the way to the Mountain then it would have been an even longer journey back to the ruined castle place where the Necromancer resides.

    I agree. Legolas seemed somehow older and more mature.

  30. 30
    January 5th, 2014 00:58

    @Kili’s illness: Oh, yeah, I guess that’s true. I suppose we shall see how prominent they are in the next movie. But as for this movie alone, it was kinda pointless.

    @Tauriel: Maybe, but that’s not how she rationalized it to herself or Legolas.

    @Gandalf: Was it several more weeks? The movie really didn’t make it seem more than a few days. But regardless of whether or not he NEEDED to go before the end of Durin’s Day, he shouldn’t have told them to wait for him!

    @Legolas: That’s probably because Orlando Bloom’s a decade older and more mature.

  31. 31
    Middy Joe
    January 5th, 2014 12:17

    I’m so confused as to when Sherlock Season 3 is coming out in the U.S…
    Does anybody know? :|

  32. 32
    January 5th, 2014 23:32

    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

    January 19th

  33. 33
    January 6th, 2014 03:10

    Scott- Can you please post soon? It has been a few weeks…

    I can’t wait for Sherlock either! I’ll have to stay up later than I normally would, but it will be worth it!

  34. 34
    January 7th, 2014 01:05

    @Kili’s illness – well… I still think his illness was important for the film because it gave Taurial an explainable reason for following the Dwarves (for people new to the story I might not have made sense if she just waltzed around following the Dwarves for no reason).

    @Taurial – yes, true but would she have really told Leagolas her true intentions? Elves naturally hate Dwarves.

    @Gandalf – haha that is true, the film only seems to take several takes. However, in the book they spend weeks in Mirkwood, weeks in the Elf King’s dungeon, weeks in Laketown, and then longer still getting to the Mountain :P but yes, I’m not sure why Gandalf asked them to wait if he knew he wouldn’t be there

  35. 35
    January 7th, 2014 01:05

    “Take several takes” hahaaha *days

  36. 36
    Middy Joe
    January 9th, 2014 06:59

    All righty I went to see The Desolation of Smaug


    By his father.

    (Also I was watching Vlogbrothers and apparently YOU, Scott Westerfeld, bet John Green FIVE THOUSAND dollars that he could not stand on top of a table due to his fear of heights.
    Did you actually give five thousand dollars to a charity of his choice?)

  37. 37
    Middy Miles
    January 16th, 2014 05:11

    I just realized that I missed Dalek week!
    My heart is now officially broken. In half.
    *goes off and cries*

  38. 38
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    January 20th, 2014 16:18

    I love both covers, but the new one is just stunning! I really love how Alek is drawn there! Thank you for sharing this!

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