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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, broadcast  4 October 1965. Posted on 9 May 2018.

40. Out of the Unknown: series 1, episode 2. “The Counterfeit Man”,  broadcast 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”, broadcast  18 October 1965. Posted on 8 June 2018.

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

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



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