I found something unexpected on my hard drive yesterday, working scenes from my first draft of “The Spindle of Necessity.” “Spindle,” as you may know, is a Doctor Who story I wrote for a Big Finish Short Trips anthology in the spring of 2007 in which the sixth Doctor goes on an adventure with the … Continue reading Lost Scenes from a Doctor Who Story
Received in the mail today — Re:Collections: The Best of Short Trips. As I wrote a few weeks ago, Re:Collections is the final volume in Big Finish’s series of Doctor Who short story anthologies, with a single story from each volume in the series reprinted in this volume. Among the stories in the book is … Continue reading On Re:Collections: The Best of Short Trips
Brendan Moody today posted a lengthy review of Short Trips: The Quality of Leadership, the Doctor Who anthology my story, “The Spindle of Necessity,” was published in last spring. Said Brendan of the anthology: “The Quality of Leadership aptly demonstrates the many forms a leader can take, but its biggest success is in assembling a … Continue reading On the Latest Review
On Friday I wrote about the end of Big Finish Productions’ Short Trips line of Doctor Who anthologies. The final volume in the series, Re:Collections, is coming out next month, and it will be a “best of” volume, featuring one story from each of the preceeding twenty-eight volumes. I found on Big Finish’s website this … Continue reading More on the End of Short Trips
Two and a half years ago, Keith DeCandido sent me an e-mail — “How would you like to write a Doctor Who story for me? I’m putting together a Short Trips anthology, and you’re on my list of writers.” No, that’s not the actual text of Keith’s e-mail, but it’s a pretty good flavor. Short … Continue reading On the End of Short Trips
I’ve had The Lord of the Rings on the brain of late, the proximate cause being the repeated e-mails I’ve received from GameStop telling me to come into a local store to pre-order Lord of the Rings: Conquest, which came out on Wednesday. And then, of course, there was my discovery that a new Tolkien … Continue reading On Unwritten Scenes
I bought some comics recently. Aetheric Mechanics Avatar Press Written by Warren Ellis Art by Gianluca Pagliarani In the year 1907, England is at war with Ruritania on the Continent. France is besieged,and Grand Fenwick has been overrun by Ruritanian forces. England’s spacefleet is keeping London safe, while Ruritanian ships are sighted off Mars, and … Continue reading On Things I’ve Been Reading
Though I wrote about this anthology nearly two months back, I can now safely say that Big Finish’s Doctor Who anthology, Short Trips: The Quality of Leadership, is “go for launch.” The book has been approved by the BBC. The stories pass muster. We authors, like myself, didn’t break the playground toys. The book’s line-up … Continue reading On The Quality of Leadership — Go For Launch
Later this year — sometime in late spring or early summer — Big Finish Productions will be releasing a Doctor Who anthology entitled Short Trips: The Quality of Leadership. Edited by Keith R.A. DeCandido, the anthology will feature the following stories: Introduction — Keith R.A. DeCandido “From Little Acorns…” — John S. Drew “One Fateful … Continue reading On The Quality of Leadership
Occasionally I’ll write a drabble, a short story of exactly one hundred words. One year the only stories I submitted to Pocket’s Strange New Worlds contest were drabbles. Why not? I thought. What editor wouldn’t want to buy a story for ten dollars instead of a few hundred? Well, it didn’t work out that way. … Continue reading On "Making Minds Free"
In the comments, John S. Drew wrote, “See, I got Tom Baker and I would have thought I would have been more like Peter Davison.” This was one internet quiz where I thought the final result wasn’t obvious from the questions. Too often the questions are few and rather pointed, so gaming the answers can … Continue reading More on the Doctor
A quiz taken from Todd Kogutt’s LiveJournal: You are the Sixth Doctor! Quite unstable and aggressive from time to time, most certainly stubborn and conceited all the time. You have a bit of the First Doctor’s piss and vinegar, though you’d hate to hear what he would have to say about your clothes. Despite your … Continue reading Unstable? Unstable!