Friday, 17 May 2019

Cover for Celestial Toyroom 494 now online!

Alan Stevens' latest editorial work, Celestial Toyroom #494, is now at the printers. To whet your appetite, here's the cover and a link to Alan's editor blog.

Monday, 13 May 2019

European Elections Special!

Tired of Brexit? Austerity politics got you down? How about a little escapism with Doctor Who, and a story set in a future in which ordinary people are exploited by corporations entwined with governments intent on extracting every last inch of revenue from citizens and perverting the welfare system.... Oh well. Here's 42 Cool Things About "The Sun Makers" (And 8 Stupid Ones) to at least give you a good laugh on the way to the polls.

Friday, 3 May 2019

"Doomed Youth" in Best Of British 2018

Fiona Moore's story "Doomed Youth," a tale of giant ants and populist politics, previously published in Interzone 278, will be reprinted in the Best Of British 2018 collection from Newcon Press! You can pre-order it at the link.

Sunday, 7 April 2019

Behind the scenes with a pistol

Alan Stevens writes:

"This is the photograph, taken during the recording of Kaldor City, that inspired me to write The Time Waster

SIMMONS: Oh, for Christ's sake! Gov, this is a complete waste of time. 

ARCHER: I don't waste time, I waste criminals. 

SIMMONS: Fuck off."

Pattern Recognition

This month's article addresses the question of why fans are obsessed with making continuity work in their favourite series. Can anything be done about it? Should anything be done about it? Find out in Sometimes The Pattern Is More Obvious!

Monday, 11 March 2019

Yartek the High Road and I'll Take The Low Road

This month, we identify 34 Cool Things About "The Keys of Marinus" (and 16 Stupid Ones). Return to a time when men were men and Voords were kinky; when the Doctor was OK with fascism so long as it wasn't aimed at him; when episodes had titles like "The Screaming Jungle"; and when ten acts of graphic violence were acceptable in a TV show going out at 5.30 PM.

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Celestial Toyroom 491: Beautiful wrap-around covers

Here, for your viewing pleasure, are two versions of the full, wrap-around cover of the Alan-Stevens-edited Celestial Toyroom 491 (out now from the Doctor Who Appreciation Society): with and without logos. Click to admire full-size!