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March 17, 2016

Blake novelisation

Filed under: Blake's 7,Novels,writing — Peter A @ 9:12 pm
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BlakeCoverIn 1981 I went with my pals Peter and Tony to BBC Television Centre London, where we saw the final episode of Blake’s 7 being recorded. I’ve blogged about that elsewhere on this blog. Subsequently, I documented the visit in our fanzine Frontier Worlds.

Alongside the set report, I also included snippets from the scenes we had seen recorded in studio or  film excerpts that we spotted on the production gallery monitors. Our fanzine readers seemed to like them, and so a few years later in 1985  I wrote up the rest of the story as a novelisation.

We published it as a not-for-profit Frontier Worlds special edition – with the kind permission of the story’s original script writer, Chris Boucher. Andrew Martin drew a cover, and Tony Clark created a new Blake’s 7 logo for us.

WarshipIt’s been out of print for decades, though it occasionally turns up on eBay. I thought it was a shame not to make it available, as a sort of historical curiosity. So you can now read it for free here.

Almost thirty years later, I was able to novelise my own Blake’s 7 script. You can still get that as an e-book for the bargain price of £2.99 If you like the idea of getting my Blake novel for free, why not spend a few quid buying my officially-licensed book, Warship, from Big Finish Productions? You can do that here.

 

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