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Doctor Who The Monthly Adventures #262

Doctor Who The Monthly Adventures #262

Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 30/04/2020

Big Finish have been producing Doctor Who audios since 1999. starring Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, David Tennant and John Hurt.

Gallifrey: Time War 3

Gallifrey: Time War 3

Author: David Llewellyn, Lou Morgan, Helen Goldwyn Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 30/04/2020

Romana and Narvin are exiles, driven from Gallifrey by Rassilon's regime and cut adrift amid the horrors of the Time War. Their one remaining hope is that they can find their friend: Leela was also lost in the maelstrom of battle, but she is fighting to survive. Four new chapters in the Gallifrey saga: 1. Hostiles by David Llewellyn. Exiled from Gallifrey, Romana and Narvin are fleeing from their own people and the Time War. Seeking refuge on a derelict wreck they find they are not alone. And that Time Lords have enemies everywhere... 2. Nevernor by Lou Morgan. Narvin and Romana reach the distant, rural world of Njagilheim. But even here the Time War follows - and there are more things to fear in the Vortex than warships and weapons. The Orrovix have caught a scent and they are hunting. 3. Mother Tongue by Helen Goldwyn. Leela was thrown into a Vortex ravaged by the Time War, lost in space and time - but the Trill have shown her mercy...She finds herself in another realm, another life. One where the warrior is also a mother. Where she must help her son to choose the path to avoid his world's destruction. 4. Unity by David Llewellyn. On a dusty frontier world, destiny awaits Romana... Betrayal, deception and death are the currency on Unity. And as the Daleks close in on their target, there will be a price to pay. CAST: Lalla Ward (Romana), Louise Jameson (Leela), Sean Carlsen (Narvin), Omar Austin (Rayo), Suzanne Bertish (Aldis), Nicholas Briggs (The Daleks), Lorna Brown (Veega), Sarah Douglas (Drah), Mark Elstob (Qatal), Maxine Evans (Renucha), Sam Hallion (Sholan), Leah Harvey (Trellick), Robert Jezek (Jarred McKenzie), Will Kirk (Kraumer), Lucy Reynolds (Agata), Wilf Scolding (Ivar). Other parts played by members of the cast.

Doctor Who - The Twelfth Doctor Chronicles

Doctor Who - The Twelfth Doctor Chronicles

Author: Una McCormack, Mark Wright, Lizbeth Myles, David Llewellyn Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 30/04/2020

Four stories set in the Twelfth Doctor era, narrated by Jacob Dudman. 1.1 The Charge of the Night Brigade by David Llewellyn. The Doctor finds himself in the Crimean War in 1855. There's a strange sickness stalking the streets of Balaklava and it's up to the Doctor and Mary Seacole to put a stop to it. 1.2 War Wounds by Mark Wright. When Danny Pink finds the TARDIS door open in a Coal Hill storeroom, he can't help wondering about Clara's double life and the truth about the Doctor. But he gets much more than he bargained for. Stuck amid an alien war, can Danny and the Doctor stop arguing long enough to make it out alive? 1.3 Distant Voices by Lizbeth Myles. Cameron is haunted by strange voices. As she gets on with her job conducting tours around Rochester Castle, she hopes that they'll just go away. Fortunately for Cameron, the Doctor has joined her tour. He hears the voices too, and he knows what they mean. Time itself is starting to fracture...1.4 Field Trip by Una McCormack. Osgood gets an offer she can't resist when the Doctor drops in - her first flight in the TARDIS! The Doctor is calling on Osgood's expertise to stop an invasion, but what begins as a fact-finding mission quickly becomes something far more dangerous. Osgood's intergalactic field trip is about to get very hands-on! CAST: Jacob Dudman (Narrator/The Doctor), Samuel Anderson (Danny Pink), Ingrid Oliver (Petronella Osgood). Other cast details to be announced

Torchwood #36 Dissected

Torchwood #36 Dissected

Author: Tim Foley, Blair Mowat, Lee Binding Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 30/04/2020

Gwen Cooper turns up on Martha Jones's doorstep with a dead body in tow. She needs to ask one final favour of her. And to find out why they stopped being friends. A lot's happened to Torchwood since Martha left. A lot's happened to Martha since she left Torchwood. And there's something very odd about the dead body Gwen's brought with her. Tonight Gwen's going to be getting more answers than she bargained for. CAST: Freema Agyeman (Martha Jones), Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper). Other parts played by members of the cast. NOTE: Torchwood contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners.

The City Among the Stars

The City Among the Stars

Author: Francis Carsac Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/04/2020

First English translation of the celebrated Golden Age Science Fiction Classic. This stunning classic stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Arthur C. Clark, Asimov, and Heinlein. No devotee of great sf should miss The City of the Stars. - New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear Tankar Holroy, Lieutenant in the Stellar Guard of earth's Empire, floats in space after his spaceship is sabotaged. Rescued by an enormous, unknown ship, he awakes to discover himself saved by the People of the Stars who are born and live in space with minimal contact with planets and their occupants whom they call, with contempt, planetaries. The chilly welcome he receives from the ship's leader, the Teknor, is followed by overt hostility from the other inhabitants of the Tilsin. Only a woman named Orena reaches out to him. Tankar soon realizes that he was rescued for his knowledge of tracers, the technology that allows Empire ships to track others through hyperspace, a technology the People of the Stars lack. Out of spite, he refuses to deliver the one piece of knowledge that can protect the people who saved but now spurn him - and the consequences will be catastrophic. FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launched in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.

The Last Emperox

The Last Emperox

Author: John Scalzi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/04/2020

Can they escape the end of an empire? Entire star systems, and billions of people, are about to be stranded. The pathways that link the stars are collapsing faster than anyone expected, accelerating the fall of civilization. But though the evidence is insurmountable, many are in denial. And some even attempt to profit from the final days of this golden age. Emperox Grayland II has wrested control of the empire from her enemies. But even as she works to save her people, others seek power. And they will make a final, desperate push to topple her from her throne. Grayland and her depleted allies must use every tool at their disposal to save themselves and humanity - yet it still may not be enough. Will Grayland become the saviour of her civilization . . . or the last emperox to wear the crown? The Last Emperox is the conclusion to John Scalzi's Interdependency series.

To Be Taught, If Fortunate A Novella

To Be Taught, If Fortunate A Novella

Author: Becky Chambers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/04/2020

In the future, instead of terraforming planets to sustain human life, explorers of the galaxy transform themselves. *FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR* 'Extraordinary . . . A future masterwork' Joanne Harris At the turn of the twenty-second century, scientists make a breakthrough in human spaceflight. Through a revolutionary method known as somaforming, astronauts can survive in hostile environments off Earth using synthetic biological supplementations. They can produce antifreeze in sub-zero temperatures, absorb radiation and convert it for food, and conveniently adjust to the pull of different gravitational forces. With the fragility of the body no longer a limiting factor, human beings are at last able to explore neighbouring exoplanets long suspected to harbour life. Ariadne is one such explorer. On a mission to ecologically survey four habitable worlds fifteen light-years from Earth, she and her fellow crewmates sleep while in transit, and wake each time with different features. But as they shift through both form and time, life back on Earth has also changed. Faced with the possibility of returning to a planet that has forgotten those who have left, Ariadne begins to chronicle the wonders and dangers of her journey, in the hope that someone back home might still be listening. PRAISE FOR THE WAYFARERS 'Becky Chambers is a wonder, and I feel better for having her books in my life' JOHN CONNOLLY 'In a word, brilliant' ANDREW CALDECOTT 'A short but fierce ode to humanity and all our reaches and flaws. Unputdownable' NATASHA NGAN 'Outstanding . . . Chambers packs an immense amount of story into a novella worthy of full-length praise' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, Starred Review 'Becky Chambers takes space opera in a whole new and unexpected direction' BEN AARONOVITCH

Main Range #248 - Black Thursday / Power Game

Main Range #248 - Black Thursday / Power Game

Author: Jamie Anderson, Eddie Robson Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/03/2020

Big Finish have been producing Doctor Who audios since 1999, starring Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, David Tennant and John Hurt. In these two new adventures, Jon Culshaw comes on board to play Kamelion, a shape-changing android companion from the Fifth Doctor's era. BLACK THURSDAY by Jamie Anderson. 1902. Deep beneath the Welsh village of Abertysswg, men have worked the black seam for generations. Until the day of the disaster. The day that a blue box from the future materialised inside the mine... and things would never be the same again. POWER GAME by Eddie Robson. Welcome to the Incredible Power Game, in which three brave Earthlings enter the Void Pit in search of strange gems to help return the alien Hostess to her home dimension. Today's contestants include Graham, Sadia... and Tegan, an air stewardess from Brisbane! Jon Culshaw comes on board to play Kamelion, a shape-changing android companion from the Fifth Doctor's era, the character's first appearance at Big Finish. Cast: Peter Davison (The Doctor), Janet Fielding (Tegan Jovanka), Mark Strickson (Turlough), Jon Culshaw (Kamelion), Lizzie Roper (Eira Hughes), Tim Treloar (John Hughes), Matthew Aubrey (Gwyn Hughes), Derek Hutchinson (Geoff Evans), Bettrys Jones (Judith Matson), Christopher Naylor (James Hudd), Harriet Kershaw (The Hostess), Natalie Winter (Una), Richard Popple (Richard), Dougie McMeekin (Stuart), Alex Tregear (Sadia).

The Fourth Doctor Adventures Series 9 Volume 2

The Fourth Doctor Adventures Series 9 Volume 2

Author: Alan Barnes, Andrew Smith Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/03/2020

This set contains two four-part stories: The Planet of Witches by Alan Barnes and the Quest of the Engineer by Andrew Smith.

Torchwood #35 Fortitude

Torchwood #35 Fortitude

Author: James Goss, Lee Adams, Blair Mowat Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/03/2020

Queen Victoria is stranded with Maharaja Duleep Singh on a mysterious fort in the middle of the ocean. The fort has been ravaged by storms since it was built. There are ghosts inside and there's something alien outside. It'll do anything to get its release. The huge and long-running public interest in new Torchwood adventures resulted in a server melt-down when its return on audio was announced by star John Barrowman on his Sunday radio show. Across the range, John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Kai Owen and Gareth David-Lloyd have reprised the characters who starred in four years of hit Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood screened around the world. Cast: Rowena Cooper (Queen Victoria), Paul Bazely (Maharaja Duleep Singh),David Sterne (Colonel Crackenthorpe). Other parts played by members of the cast. NOTE: Torchwood contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners.

The Diary of River Song Series 7

The Diary of River Song Series 7

Author: James Goss, Lizbeth Myles, James Kettle, Roy Gill Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/03/2020

Contains four stories: Colony of Strangers by James Goss, Abbey of Heretics by Lizbeth Myles, Barrister to the Stars by James Kettle and Carnival of Angels by Roy Gill.

Blake's 7: Restoration Part 3

Blake's 7: Restoration Part 3

Author: John Ainsworth Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/03/2020

Four brand-new full-cast Blake's 7adventures set during the TV series' third season, following directly on from events in Restoration Part Two. CAST: Paul Darrow (Kerr Avon), Michael Keating (Vila Restal), Jan Chappell (Cally), Steven Pacey (Del Tarrant), Yasmin Bannerman (Dayna Mellanby), Alistair Lock (Zen/Orac). More cast details to follow.