Thursday, April 30, 2009
Doctor Who Magazine, Storybook 2010, and Severance
Some more news: The new issue of Doctor Who Magazine is out, which features two mentions of your humble blog host - there's a nice mention of my Primeval and Crusoe episodes, and the announcement of the upcoming 200 Golden Moments special issue, which features a small contribution from me.
Even more excitingly for me, they have officially announced the 2010 Doctor Who Storybook, in which I have a story called "The Haldenmor Fugue". It's one of the two stories I was working on recently, but I couldn't say what it was until now. Once again the storybook will be fully illustrated, featuring stories by several other talented folk, and should be in shops by August. I'm really pleased with how the story turned out - it was one I was wrestling with for ages before actually writing it, and was worried that it wouldn't work, but as soon as I started writing, it all somehow fell into place, and a new ending suggested itself as I went along. I'm extremely proud of it, and can't wait for people to read it.
Also, just so you know: yes, I am aware of this story. I don't want to comment on it until the trial is over, as there's a danger I might find myself in contempt of court (publication of material that might compromise a fair trial). So when the trial is over, and a verdict has been reached, I will then comment on it and explain how I feel about it. But for the newspapers and websites reporting it: it's a *woman* in the film, not a man, and it's not a *spoof* horror movie - it's an actual horror movie that has some funny bits in. Anyway, come back when the trial's over, and I'll be able to talk about it then.