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Main Range #252 An Alien Werewolf in London

Main Range #252 An Alien Werewolf in London

Author: Alan Barnes, Joe Meiners, Tom Webster Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/07/2019

This is the third of three new Main Range adventures which reunite the Seventh Doctor and his friend, Mags, the punk werewolf circus performer first seen in 1988's Doctor Who television story The Greatest Show in the Galaxy. In this adventure, a space-time summons brings the TARDIS to the strangest place Mags has yet visited. A space-time summons brings the TARDIS to the strangest place Mags has yet visited. A haven for the freakiest freaks and the weirdest weirdoes: Camden Lock, London, in the early 1990s. But there's a reason why former TARDIS traveller Ace has brought the old gang back together. She's on a mission to rescue an alien being, held prisoner in a massive mansion. A mission that can't possibly go wrong. Can it? CAST: Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor), Jessica Martin (Mags / Eater-Mags), Sophie Aldred (Ace), Jacob Collins Levy (Rufus / Voice of Head Office), Lara Lemon (Rohesia / Jinty), Gideon Turner (Raymond / Greg), Shiloh Coke (Janet / Sin Eater), Rex Duis (Vinewood / Lex). Other parts played by members of the cast.

Torchwood #27 Sync

Torchwood #27 Sync

Author: Lisa McMullin, FoxYason Studios, Blair Mowat Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/07/2019

Margaret Blaine is the Mayor of Cardiff. She's also an alien who'll do anything to get off the planet Earth. When a spaceship crashes outside Cardiff, it seems like the answer to her prayers. Only she's not only person at the crash site. Suzie Costello works for Torchwood, but strictly to her own agenda. When a spaceship crashes outside Cardiff, it seems like the answer to her prayers. Only she's not the only person at the crash site. Bonded by an alien device, Margaret and Suzie find themselves on the run from Torchwood, the police, and six warp missiles that'll destroy them, Cardiff, and most of the Western Hemisphere. Torchwood contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners Cast: Indira Varma (Susie Costello), Annette Badland (Margaret Blaine), Raj Ghatak (Pilot). Other parts played by members of the cast.

Thrawn: Treason

Thrawn: Treason

Author: Timothy Zahn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/2019

Grand Admiral Thrawn faces the ultimate test of his loyalty to the Empire in this epic Star Wars novel from bestselling author Timothy Zahn. If I were to serve the Empire, you would command my allegiance. Such was the promise Grand Admiral Thrawn made to Emperor Palpatine at their first meeting. Since then, Thrawn has been one of the Empire's most effective instruments, pursuing its enemies to the very edges of the known galaxy. But as keen a weapon as Thrawn has become, the Emperor dreams of something far more destructive. Now, as Thrawn's TIE defender program is halted in favor of Director Krennic's secret Death Star project, he realizes that the balance of power in the Empire is measured by more than just military acumen or tactical efficiency. Even the greatest intellect can hardly compete with the power to annihilate entire planets. As Thrawn works to secure his place in the Imperial hierarchy, his former protege Eli Vanto returns with a dire warning about Thrawn's homeworld. Thrawn's mastery of strategy must guide him through an impossible choice: duty to the Chiss Ascendancy, or fealty to the Empire he has sworn to serve. Even if the right choice means committing treason.

Thrawn: Treason

Thrawn: Treason

Author: Timothy Zahn Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/07/2019

Grand Admiral Thrawn faces the ultimate test of his loyalty to the Empire in this epic Star Wars novel from bestselling author Timothy Zahn. If I were to serve the Empire, you would command my allegiance. Such was the promise Grand Admiral Thrawn made to Emperor Palpatine at their first meeting. Since then, Thrawn has been one of the Empire's most effective instruments, pursuing its enemies to the very edges of the known galaxy. But as keen a weapon as Thrawn has become, the Emperor dreams of something far more destructive. Now, as Thrawn's TIE defender program is halted in favor of Director Krennic's secret Death Star project, he realizes that the balance of power in the Empire is measured by more than just military acumen or tactical efficiency. Even the greatest intellect can hardly compete with the power to annihilate entire planets. As Thrawn works to secure his place in the Imperial hierarchy, his former protege Eli Vanto returns with a dire warning about Thrawn's homeworld. Thrawn's mastery of strategy must guide him through an impossible choice: duty to the Chiss Ascendancy, or fealty to the Empire he has sworn to serve. Even if the right choice means committing treason.

Howling Dark

Howling Dark

Author: Christopher Ruocchio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/07/2019

The second novel of the galaxy-spanning Sun Eater series merges the best of space opera and epic fantasy, as Hadrian Marlowe continues down a path that can only end in fire. Hadrian Marlowe is lost. For half a century, he has searched the farther suns for the lost planet of Vorgossos, hoping to find a way to contact the elusive alien Cielcin. He has not succeeded, and for years has wandered among the barbarian Normans as captain of a band of mercenaries. Determined to make peace and bring an end to nearly four hundred years of war, Hadrian must venture beyond the security of the Sollan Empire and among the Extrasolarians who dwell between the stars. There, he will face not only the aliens he has come to offer peace, but contend with creatures that once were human, with traitors in his midst, and with a meeting that will bring him face to face with no less than the oldest enemy of mankind. If he succeeds, he will usher in a peace unlike any in recorded history. If he fails...the galaxy will burn.

Marque of Caine

Marque of Caine

Author: BAEN BOOKS Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2019

It's been two years since Caine Riordan was relieved of his command for following both his orders and his conscience. Now he's finally received the message he's been waiting for: a summons to visit the ancient and enigmatic Dornaani. And this time, making

Star Wars - The Smuggler's Guide

Star Wars - The Smuggler's Guide

Author: Daniel Wallace Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2019

The lengths to which the underworld will go for a legendary prize is unparalleled. What started as a simple logbook with a piece of valuable information was soon stolen, traded, and smuggled around the outer rim and shady ports. With each pirate, thief, gambler, and criminal who took possession of the book, new insight and details were added, creating the Smuggler's Guide - a coveted collection of hidden treasure locations, advice, and hard-earned data. Recovered from a strong box on the Millenium Falcon, the Smuggler's Guide traces its own extraordinary journey through such notorious characters as Maz Kanata, Hondo Ohnaka, Drydon Vos, Lando Calrissian, and Han Solo. Explore previously unknown details about the underhanded dealings of the galaxy's underworld.

Torchwood #26 The Green Life

Torchwood #26 The Green Life

Author: David Llewellyn, FoxYason Studios, Blair Mowat Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 30/06/2019

Many years ago, Jo Grant met Professor Clifford Jones, fell in love and saved the world. It all happened in the idyllic Welsh community of Llanfairfach. Josephine Jones has come back to Llanfairfach and she finds it a bustling place with a thriving economy. The little town is now at the spearhead of a healthy-eating revolution. And yet, something's missing. It feels like the heart has gone out of the place. She falls in with a dashing stranger and realises that although the past was a lot simpler, not everything's changed. There's still something nasty in the mine, and it's been waiting for Jo for a very long time. NOTE: Torchwood contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners. In this recommencement of the monthly Torchwood range, the first four adventures find the Torchwood team facing well-known monsters and villains from Doctor Who The story takes place in the same location as the very popular 1973 televised Doctor Who story, The Green Death. Two cast members from that original story feature in this new release - Katy Manning, who played the Third Doctor's iconic companion, Jo Grant, and Stewart Bevan, who portrayed Professor Clifford Jones. CAST: John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness), Katy Manning (Josephine Jones), Stewart Bevan (Voice of the Hive). Other parts played by members of the cast. NOTE: Torchwood contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners.

The Third Doctor Adventures Volume 5

The Third Doctor Adventures Volume 5

Author: John Dorney, Guy Adams Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 30/06/2019

In this box set, actors from the original TV series, Katy Manning and John Levene, are joined by Daisy Ashford. She will be portraying Liz Shaw, the Third Doctor's first TV companion - a role which was played by her mother, Caroline John. CAST: Tim Treloar (The Doctor), Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Jon Culshaw (Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart), Daisy Ashford (Liz Shaw), John Levene (Sergeant Benton), Michael Troughton (General Sharp), Andrew Wincott (Captain Hall), Joe Jameson (Private Callahan / Primords /Soldiers), Bethan Dixon Bate (Lady Madeleine Rose / Barmaid), Dominic Wood (Warren), Rosalyn Landor (Caldicott), David Dobson (Armitage), Guy Adams (The Vardans / Bob Ellis). Other parts played by members of the cast.

UNIT - The New Series: 8. Incursions

UNIT - The New Series: 8. Incursions

Author: Jonathan Morris, Lisa McMullin, Guy Adams Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 30/06/2019

Threats to our planet come in many forms. Some are alien visitations, some lay dormant in the Earth itself, and occasionally, danger arrives with a big gun and fantastic hair. Whatever the threat, whoever the enemy, UNIT is ready to defend the world. 8.1 This Sleep of Death by Jonathan Morris. Abbey Marston. UNIT's dark secret. A place where the laws of space and time, life and death, can be suspended. Where remembering the departed has consequence. When UNIT faces a threat from a dead man, Kate has no choice but to return to Abbey Marston once more, to disturb the sleep of death. But the Static are waiting... 8.2 Tempest by Lisa McMullin. When the planet's weather systems start behaving strangely, Osgood is worried. Soon, she and Sam Bishop are heading to a remote Scottish island where an eccentric old woman speaks to the wind itself. Meanwhile, Kate Stewart visits a deep-sea oil-rig where strange things are afoot. A tempest is coming, and it could be disaster for the entire world. 8.3. & 8.4 The Power of River Song by Guy Adams. Part 1: UNIT has been assigned to monitor the switch-on of a revolutionary new power system - they know from experience such things can be tricky. Nearby, Osgood and Lieutenant Bishop investigate mysterious disappearances - and appearances of trans-temporal phenomena. Kate would like to ask the Director some questions, but she's proving strangely elusive... until there's a murder. Part 2: There's a dead body in the power station. River Song is the prime suspect. And Kate is most concerned by the identity of the victim. Meanwhile, Sam and Jacqui chase Vikings, while Osgood finds herself out of time. As deadly focus their attention on Earth, it seems activating the power of River Song could spell the end of everything... CAST: Jemma Redgrave (Kate Stewart), Ingrid Oliver (Osgood), Alex Kingston (River Song /The Director), Warren Brown (Lieutenant Sam Bishop), James Joyce (Josh Carter), Andrew French (Sergeant Warren Calder), Ajjaz Awad (Private Meghan Coates), Hywel Morgan (Jeff / Barney), Alexandra Mathie (Mother McCracken), Chris Jarman (Joel Sanders), Tracy Wiles (Jacqui McGee), Enzo Squillino Jnr (Mr Chant), Leighton Pugh (Leif / Wampeerix).

Main Range #251 The Moons of Vulpana

Main Range #251 The Moons of Vulpana

Author: Emma Reeves, Tom Webster Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 30/06/2019

The Doctor has returned Mags, formerly of the Psychic Circus, to her native world: Vulpana. Not the savage Vulpana that Mags was taken from, but Vulpana in an earlier era. The Golden Millennium - when the Four Great Wolf Packs, each devoted to one of the planet's four moons, oversaw the height of Vulpanan civilisation. A time when the noblest families of the Vulpanan aristocracy found themselves in need of new blood...A golden age, that's about to come to a violent end! CAST: Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor), Jessica Martin (Mags), Nimmy Marsh (Ulla), Peter Bankole (Issak), Irfan Shamji (Jaks), Sean Knopp (Tob), Beth Goddard (Barton).

Salvation

Salvation

Author: Peter F. Hamilton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2019

Know your enemy - or be defeated. AD 2204 An alien shipwreck is discovered on a planet at the very limits of human expansion - so Security Director Feriton Kayne selects a team to investigate. The ship's sinister cargo not only raises bewildering questions, but could also foreshadow humanity's extinction. It will be up to the team to bring back answers, and the consequences of this voyage will change everything. Back on Earth, we can now make deserts bloom and extend lifespans indefinitely, so humanity seems invulnerable. We therefore welcomed the Olyix to Earth when they contacted us. They needed fuel for their pilgrimage across the galaxy - and in exchange they helped us advance our technology. But were the Olyix a blessing or a curse? THE FAR FUTURE Many lightyears from Earth, Dellian and his clan of genetically engineered soldiers are raised with one goal. They must confront and destroy their ancient adversary. The enemy caused mankind to flee across the galaxy and they hunt us still. If they aren't stopped, we will be wiped out - and we're running out of time. Salvation is the first title in a stunning science fiction trilogy, the Salvation Sequence, by Peter F. Hamilton