Celestial Toyroom #517 is on its way to DWAS members

Celestial Toyroom #517 is on its way to DWAS members, and while there’s no theme, there is a great range of articles and opinions. There’s a chat with Stuart Douglas about The Black Archive and also a piece about actor Mark Bonnar (and I only just mention him and the Sixth Doctor in this previous…

Black Archive to release Robots of Death May 2020

This year’s Star Wars Day will be (accidentally I assume) marked with Obverse Books releasing The Robots of Death. This is the 43rd releases in the range — something to be impressed by. Fiona Moore is the writer of this particular title and it’s not the first such guide she’s written (see press release below)….

Celestial Toyroom 502 now out

Members of the Doctor Who Appreciation Society (DWAS) should now be getting their copies of the society’s Celestial Toyroom 502. Plenty of great articles (Black Archive interview, Why Class Failed, Chris Chapman interview) and some very upbeat fan letters about Spyfall Pt 1. Keep an eye on your letterbox! ^^^ Message Ends ^^^

Obverse Books update

Obverse Books has been kind enough to share details of forthcoming releases in their Black Archive range as well as the cover for new release Doctor Who and the Silurians. My own review is here if you want to compare – the Black Archive version covers land rights, the 1970s energy crisis, technological innovation, animal…

Black Archive: Battlefield released

The Black Archive continues apace with Battlefield released on August 8, 2019. I note it’s the 34th release in the range, an impressive (and ever-growing) total. Writer Philip Purser-Hallard shines new light on what I have to admit is one of my least-liked stories and I might even be tempted to reconsider my opinion!

Black Archive 2019/20 schedule announced

Thanks to the Doctor Who Companion, we have details of the Black Archive range from Obverse Books stretching into 2020. Full details here: 2019/2020 SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED FOR OBVERSE BOOKS’ THE BLACK ARCHIVE. I’d just like to highlight a couple of these…

Black Archive releases The Curse of Fenric

The latest Black Archive release (due September 3 2018) is the Seventh Doctor and Ace story The Curse of Fenric. If that’s not enough to tempt you to dip into this excellent range of books, you might like to know this particular study was written by Una McCormack, well-known for her Doctor Who written (Big Finish and other)…

The Eleventh Hour for the Black Archive

The Black Archive welcomes Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor in their nineteenth release, Eleventh Hour. It’s the third Black Archive for the prolific Jon Arnold who also did Rose and Scream of the Shalka. At 110 pages, it explores the relaunch of the new series under Steven Moffatt, and is available now in paperback or electronic formats. *** Message Ends…

Black Archive: 18 Marco Polo released

The Black Archive goes from strength to strength with the 18th release, Marco Polo. It’s written by Dene October, who has is in the rare, if not unique, position of having seen the serial twice! Dene also edited Doctor Who and Historyand is a senior lecturer at The university of Arts, London. *** Message Ends ***

The Impossible Planet and Satan Pit from the Black Archive

This month (March 2018) sees the seventeenth release from the Black Archive, and it’s the double episode story The Impossible Planet / The Satan Pit. Written by Simon Bucher-Jones, it’s currently on sale at a mere £4.99 at 182 pages. If you feel like checking this out, it’s available here: The Impossible Planet / The Satan Pit….