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  1. an introduction to the blog and why I am writing it.  Posted on 17th January 2016

2. A message from the stars:  A for Andromeda , BBC TV, 1961.  Posted  on 25th January 2016

3. A storm from the desert: The Andromeda Breakthrough, BBC TV, 1962.  Posted on 27th January 2016

4.  Falling off the tightrope: The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham (1951).   Posted on 25th February 2016.

5. The man who owned the world: The Sleeper Awakes by H G  Wells (1898 and 1910). Posted on 10th March 2016

6. Doctor Who and the Communist : the work and politics of Malcolm Hulke   Posted on 18th  March 2016.

7. If the Victorians had had computers; The Difference Engine by Willam Gibson and Bruce Sterling (1990). Posted on 10th April 2016.

8. “All that is solid melts into air”: Mutant  59: the Plastic Eater by Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis (1972)  Posted on 3rd May 2016.

9. “Prophets of Doom,”: an interview with Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis in The Guardian, 13 December 1973. Posted on 9th May 2016

10. Terror from the ocean deeps: The Kraken Wakes by John Wyndham (1953)  Posted on 28th May 2016.

11. Imagining a socialist Manchester: The Sorcery Shop, an impossible romance  by Robert Blatchford (1907).

12. Time travel with a twist: October the First is Too Late by Fred Hoyle (1966). Posted on 9th July 2016.

13. Nuclear and mental meltdown: Brainrack by Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis (1974). Posted on 19th August 2016.

14. The Doctor who fell to Earth,: looking back at the  classic Doctor Who serial “Spearhead From Space” by Robert Holmes. BBC TV,  1970.  Posted on 22nd August 2016.

15. Murder in Space: The Dynostar Menace by Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis (1975)   Posted on 3rd September 2016.

16. Loving the alien: The Fifth Planet by Fred and Geoffrey Hoyle (1963). Posted on 17th September 2016.

17. “Watch Thou for the Mutant,”: The Chrysalids by John Wyndham (1955).  Posted on 14th October 2016

18. The golden-eyed Children:  The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham (1957)  Posted on  November 2016

19. “This is our planet,”: looking back at the classic Doctor Who serial “Doctor Who and the Silurians” by Malcolm Hulke. BBC TV,  1970. Posted 24th November 2016.

20. The day the Sun went out: The Black Cloud by Fred Hoyle (1957). Posted on 21st December 2016.

21. We come in peace:  “The Ambassadors of Death” by Malcolm Hulke. BBC TV,  (1970). Posted 12th January 2017.

22. Loving the Alien: Memors of a Spacewoman by Naomi Mitchison. Posted on 5th February 2017.

23. “Reader I…” Unwillingly To Earth by Pauline Ashwell (1992) Posted on 2nd April 2017.

24.  A god of death is born: The Word for World is Forest by Ursula Le Guin  (1972). Posted on  31st May 2017.

25.  Fallen Angel? : Occupy Me by Tricia Sullivan (2016). Posted 26th June 2017.

26. What dreams may come: The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula Le Guin (1971). posted on 14th July 2017.

27.  When a planet falls in love: The Planet Dweller by Jane Palmer (1985).  Posted on  21st July 2017

28. Fight the power (drain): The Watcher by Jane Palmer (1986) . Posted on 31st July 2017.

29. Encounters of the seventh kind: Queen of the States by Jospehine Saxton (1986). Posted on 7th August 2017

30. You’ll believe a woman can fly: The Wanderground by Sally Ann Gearhart. (1985) Posted on 27 August 2017.

31 . Mrs Peel,  we’re needed: Passing for Human by Jody Scott. (1986). Posted on 20th September 2017.

32. A country without men: Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1915). Posted on 12th October 2017

33. Fire from the skies; Hartmann the Anarchist by E Douglas Fawcett, Posted on 17th November 2017.

34. A short holiday  in Utopia: Men Like Gods by H G Wells, posted on 6th December 2017.

35.  It’s agas, gas, gas… In the Days of the Comet by H G Wells (1906). Posted on 10th December 2017.

36. Howzat: Doctor Who and the Krikkitmen by James Goss. Posted on 31st December 2017.

37. A visitor from Oitar, The Sykaos Papers by E P Thompson (1988). Posted on 2nd January 2018.

38. “To say nothing of the cat…”: To Say Nothing of the Dog Or How We Found the Bishop’s Bird Stump at Last  by Connie Willis (1998). Posted on 11th February 2018.

39. Their finest years: Blackout  and All Clear by Connie Willis (2010) . Posted on 14th March 2018.

40. A fair feold full of folk, Doomsday Book by Connie Willis (1992) Posted on 1st April 2018.

41. . Out of the Unknown:  series 1, episode 1, “No Place Like Earth, broadcast  4th October 1965. Posted on 9th May 2018.

42. Out of the Unknown: series 1, episode 2. “The Counterfeit Man”,  broadcast 11th October 1965. Posted on 21st May 2018.

43. “…the Moon will become the seventh continent of our planet”; Life in the twenty first century by M Vassiliev and Sergei Grouscheve (1961) Posted on 4th June 2018.

44. .Out of the Unknown: series 1, episode 3 “Stranger in the Family”, broadcast  18th October 1965. Posted on 8th June 2018.

45. Out of the Unknown series 1, episode 4,  The Dead Past”,   broadcast on 25th October 1965. Posted 12th June 2018.

46 . Out of the Unknown series 1, episode 5, “Time in Advance“, broadcast on 1st November 1965. Posted on 6th August 2018.

47.  Out of the Unknown  Series1. episode 6 “Come Buttercup, Come Daisy, Come…?,  broadcast on 8th November 1965. Posted on 21 September 2018.

48. “The joy of text”: I Met a Traveller in an Antique Land by Connie Willis (2018).  Posted on 17th October 2018.

49. “I remember everything…”: Red Planets by Una McCormack (Big Finish audio, 2018)  Posted on 22nd October 2018.

49. Out of the Unknown, Series1, episode 7 “Suckerbait” , broadcast on 15th November 1965. Posted on 26 November 2018.

50. “Connecting you now….”  Cross Talk by Connie Willis (2016). Posted on  30th  November, 2018.

51.  Out of the Unknown,”Some Lapse of Time” by John Brunner, series 1, episode 10, broadcast on 8th December 1965.  Posted on 16 December 2018.

52. What Lies Beneath..  Molten Hearts a Doctor Who novel by Una McCormack (2018) posted on 4th February 2019.

53. Scratchman, a Doctor Who novel by Tom Baker and James Goss (2019) posted on 18 March 2019.

54. The animated version of the Doctor Who serial “The Macra Terror ” (1967, 2017) Posted on  1 April 2019.

55. “the plug-in society…”  The Shockwave Rider by John Brunner (1975) . Posted on 23th June 2019

56. Out of the Unknown, series 1, episode 11, “Thirteen to Centaurus” by J Ballard, broadcast on 13th December 1965. Posted on 15th July 2019

57.  Moving Moosevan by Jane Palmer 1990) posted on 1st January 2020.

58.  “The caves of real…” The Exile in Waiting by Vonda McIntyre (1975). Posted on 16th  January 2020.

59. My review of three novels in the Penguin Science  Fiction series. Posted on 11th  August 2020.

60. Out of the Unknown, series 1 episode 12, “The Midas Plague” by Frederick Pohl. broadcast on 20th December 1965.   Posted on 7th January 2021.




Escape to Danger

A journey through Target's classic Doctor Who novels, book by book, in publication order

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