Tuesday, 6 October 2020

50 Things About "The Web of Fear"

 Remember when the only thing we had to worry about was Yeti invasions and takeovers by sinister intelligences from beyond space? We do! Now for your reading pleasure, we have 36 Cool Things About "The Web of Fear" (and 14 Stupid Ones), where the Doctor joins the Underground movement and the Great Intelligence bypasses Victoria!

Sunday, 4 October 2020

Automotive Dreams

 A collection of seven short stories by Fiona Moore, featuring robots, AI and the Internet of Things, is now available on Kindle, with a cover by Andy Lambert. For the price of a coffee you can buy it here:

A prototype self-driving car escapes from a research facility and drives off on its own— a simple programming error, or something far stranger.... 

 A cowboy whose wife, dog, and truck have all left him— and who’s not just going to write a sad song about it.... 

 A hero on a solitary quest through a fantasy world— but with no memory of how they got there or why there are no other people around... 

 Seven cyberpunk mystery stories, including the BSFA-award nominated “Jolene”. Stories of crime, artificial intelligence, and hope for humanity’s future.

Monday, 7 September 2020

Clean Version!

 And here, finally, is Andy Lambert's's superb wrap-around cover, minus the Celestial Toyroom logo and issue number.

Wednesday, 2 September 2020

CT Art Preview Exclusive: "Genesis of the Daleks"

 Here is JL Fletcher's amazing artwork for the "Genesis of the Daleks" postcard given away with Celestial Toyroom Issue 508/9.

Thursday, 20 August 2020

Celestial Toyroom #508/9 UPDATE!

Celestial Toyroom issue 508/9 is currently at the printers and Alan Stevens' Guest Editor's Blog has now been put up online:

Once more unto the breach, dear friends...

Doctor Who fans may choose one of two roads to travel: either fretting themselves to a frenzy, or petting themselves to a purring satisfaction. And in the course of doing one or the other, they eat their way into that universe, turning cinders and flinders of stars into issues for Celestial Toyroo

m. Why do they do this? Unable to fully fathom Doctor Who, they seek to change the things they have problems comprehending into Something Utterly Fathomable. Nor will they stop until the nebulae he travels through and the planets she visits have been processed in the name of Sublime Order: for only when Doctor Who has been thoroughly catalogued and nailed down, will it be, in our sight, acceptable and wholly respectable.

So please join Dylan Rees, Ian Scales, Fiona Moore, John Darley, Mathew Peck, Dale Smith, Jez Strickley, Andy Lambert, JL Fletcher, Ann Worrall and myself as we tear up another piece of the universe in our never-ending quest to comprehend the infinite.

Kindest regards,

Alan Stevens (with thanks to Stanislaw Lem)


  below is a version of the cover without the Celestial Toyroom logo!