Tuesday, 20 February 2018

More Time Shadows Reviews

After the demise of Time Shadows it seems a little cruel, but here are some reviews that I neglected to post at a time that they would have been able to sufficiently influence your purchasing decisions. Here they are anyway...

The rating for Time Shadows on goodreads see it at a 4.17 stars (out of 5).

Reviewer: Jolyon Tuck
June 24, 2017

This collection is a lot of fun. Every Doctor gets a go, with each story treating the TARDIS crew of the time with great respect. A lean towards first Doctor stories, the collection has a mix between good stand alone content and your popular fan self-referencing madness. You can enjoy the tenth Doctor and Rose in a celebrity historical, join the seventh Doctor and Mel at the theme park of animatronics, find out why there was such a shift in tone between seasons 17 and 18, and find out which parents would have the Doctor as a Godfather to their son. And that's without referencing the linking story for the Doctor and Clara that links a number of stories in the collection together.

Plenty more hits than misses in this one - and something for everyone. A personal delight was a story involving the Weeping Angels that I am completely convinced I now remember seeing on television - but I read it here first!

Reviewer: Stephen Hartwell
August 17, 2016

A fun set of stories with a wide range of Doctors and companions, neatly wrapped up into an over-arching 5-part story featuring the 12th Doctor and Clara. Highly recommended for Doctor Who fans, and it's for a good cause.

Reviewer: Bob Furnell
August 24, 2016

Never finished the book.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Twitter Twatter #52

I had a go at the 30 Day Star Trek Challenge

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Time's Up For Time Shadows

Pseudoscope Publishing have announced that due to circumstances beyond their control Time Shadows will no longer be available for purchase.

I'm very pleased to have part of the effort that raised over £1,000 for charity and equally disappointed that the effort wasn't permitted to continue.

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Twitter Twatter #51

November 2017 does Twitter:

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Outside Into 2018

ATB Publishing have announced the latest in their series of Outside In volumes.

Fresh from publishing their excellent books on the original series of Star Trek during its fiftieth anniversary year and Star Trek: The Next Generation in its thirtieth birthday, what have they set their sights on in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's silver anniversary?

That's right: Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

And its spinoff series, Angel.

I was a bit surprised, but equally I was really looking forward to reading it. I love Buffy and Angel and I'd be devastated if I couldn't be a part of these.

I've recently delivered my submission for Outside In Takes A Stab and it seems to have been well received. More details on that nearer the time. I'm hoping to write for Outside In Gains A Soul, but I haven't decided which episode I'd be writing about yet.

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Twitter Twatter #50

October 2017 on Twitter

Monday, 1 January 2018

My Predictions For 2018

With last year's prognostications all having come true, I'm sure you'll be wanting to know my predictions for the year ahead.

Here are my predictions for 2018:

In a surprising move, Mike Leigh will sign a huge merchandising deal that will see the likes of Abigail's Party and Vera Drake on lunchboxes, in colouring books and as stuffed toys, as well as recreated in computer game form.

Nutritionists will finally acknowledge that Jammie Dodgers, Chocolate Oranges and lemon sherbets should be included as one or more of your five a day.

The Carmarthenshire village of Bancyfelin will inexplicably win Miss Universe.

In fashion, expect to see higher hemlines, more parallel lines and a greater variety of colours including more heliotrope, umber, chorak, blenk and squunt.

Mathematicians will calculate Pi to its final digit. It's a 4.

Happy New Year.