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A list of posts on this blog

  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 th 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 24 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: looking back at the classic Doctor Who serial “The Ambassadors of Death” by Malcolm Hulke. BBC TV,  (1970). Posted 12 January 2017.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

29. Encounters of the seventh kind: Queen of the States by Jospehine Saxton (1986). Posted on 7 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 20 September 2017.

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

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

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

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

36. 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 11 February 2018.

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

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

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

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

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

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



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