The Meaning of Big Finish

You probably know 2019 marks the twentieth anniversary of Big Finish getting the licence for Doctor Who but you may not know the Divergent Wordsmiths are producing a book to celebrate. What’s more they would like help from anyone with a desire to share their thoughts on what Big Finish means to them.

Dalek Audio Annual review

If you get the chance, you could do worse than give the two-disc Dalek Audio Annual a listen. Read by Nick Briggs, Louise Jameson and Matthew Waterhouse it’s a collection of stories and piece from the 1970s series of Terry Nation’s Dalek Annuals. It’s a bit dated in places but still a decent piece of entertainment in its…

The Unsilent Library

Here’s something I missed in 2011 when it was released, The Unsilent Library. It’s a set of critical essays on the RTD era, and includes one by Una McCormack as well as a Robert Shearman introduction. It’s a Science Fiction Foundation title and was originally priced at £10 but is now just £1 + postage! *** Message…

AHistory Volume 4

It’s been twelve years since Mad Norwegian Press brought us volume 3 of Ahistory, Lance Parkin’s unauthorised timeline for Doctor Who, and 2018 sees a massive update for a three volume fourth edition! Across the three volumes are over one million words of analysis of the show, plenty enough to keep any fan occupied! September 2018…

Seasons of War – Gallifrey review

I enjoyed the charity fan fiction Seasons of War – Gallifrey (by Paul Driscoll and Kara Dennison) and put together some thoughts for The Doctor Who Companion. The review is a bit picky about the writing rather than the story, this is not to suggest I didn’t enjoy the book. My review is: REVIEWED: SEASONS OF WAR – GALLIFREY. +++…