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The two faces of (my) fanhood

April 28th, 2016 (03:44 pm)

The public face: going into Blackwells, photographing the new reissues of some old Target Doctor Who books, and Tweeting it with the handles of BBC Books and Blackwells noted.

BBC Books notice this and retweet.

I then send BBC Books a private message correcting the indicia on six of the titles, which have listed the wrong original publisher. They have at least not unfollowed me yet.

Also posted at http://sir-guinglain.dreamwidth.org/2016/04/28/two-faces-of-my-fanhood.html.


Posted by: daniel_saunders (daniel_saunders)
Posted at: April 28th, 2016 03:47 pm (UTC)

I recently picked up a copy of Doctor Who and the Cave Monsters in a charity shop and re-read it for the first time in many, many years. It stands up pretty well, at least as a children's book with a more mature child audience in mind than some of the later Targets. It's made me a bit nostalgic towards the Doctor Who books that were such a staple of my childhood and early adolescent reading. I was never the biggest New Adventures fan, but I have an inclination to go on a bit of a re-reading marathon, especially as my "To Read" pile is currently full of heavy-going classics and non-fiction that I don't feel like reading in my current state of poor mental health.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: April 29th, 2016 10:43 pm (UTC)

Most of the early and middle period Targets are very good indeed, even the formulaic Terrance Dicks ones because it's a good formula and he knows how to use it!

Posted by: daniel_saunders (daniel_saunders)
Posted at: April 30th, 2016 09:00 pm (UTC)

Cave Monsters has inspired me to re-read the five book New Adventures arc that started with Blood Heat (a sequel to Cave Monsters as much as to its TV counterpart, I think) so I'll see how that goes. Blogging the results may or may not occur...