The success of my 1985 Blake novelisation prompted me and my pals to consider publishing further Blake’s 7 TV adaptations. Chris Boucher had been very helpful by allowing us to adapt his script for the series finale, and kindly agreed we could publish a similar not-for-profit version of his Season B story Shadow.
David Tulley (pictured here in 1985) was a contributor to the Frontier Worlds fanzine. And like me, Peter, and Tony, he was a student when the TV series aired. We were pleased when David said it was one of his favourite stories, and that he’d like to write the novel.
Andrew Martin provided a splendid cover featuring Cally and Orac, and we once again used Tony Clark’s new logo.
Three decades later, the publication is long out of print. Thanks to the wonders of eBay and a half-decent scanner, I can now make Shadow available here for free, with David’s permission.
I was amused to see that there’s also an Amazon page for the fanzine. So if you enjoy reading David’s book, you can add a review there!
There was a third novelisation planned… I may blog about that another time.