Harry Houdini’s War review

The 2019 Sixth Doctor and Peri trilogy ended with Harry Houdini’s War and for me it was a mixed bag. John Schwab shone as Houdini (and will no doubt return) but I found the story as a whole a little incoherent. Part of this is I was reminded of writer Steve Lyons’s classic Colditz and…

Warlock’s Cross review

Back in the far off ancient times of 2001, Steve Lyons wrote the brilliant main range Seventh Doctor and Ace story Colditz. In this parallel history Nazi Germany tale he introduced the character of Klein (Tracey Childs) with David Tennant playing a Nazi officer. In 2010 we were treated to a Klein trilogy in which Steve Lyons wrote…

Legends of River Song review on Starburst

I reviewed the book of short stories The Legends of River Song for Starburst. I’m a big fan of the short story format, and this set of five stories is one I would recommend. It fills out some details of River’s personality without making any dramatic decisions. All five stories have their strengths and the set works…

Vienna Series 3 review on Cultbox

My review of the splendid Vienna Series 3 is now on CultBox. In a nutshell it’s great entertainment and I hope to hear more of Chase Masterson and Samantha Béart in the future. Well done Ian Potter, Guy Adams, Steve Lyons, Scott Handcock and Cavan Scott. The review is: Big Finish’s ‘Vienna’ audio box set review: Season…