August 7 Release Date for What The Fans Think: Blake’s 7

Pencil Tip confirmed this morning that What The Fans Think: Blake’s 7 will be officially released on August 7, 2020.

This volume of What the Fans Think concentrates on all 52 original Blake’s 7 episodes through original reviews, analysis, personal opinion and essays.  The book is edited by Richard Peevers and Bob Furnell with assistance from Robert Mammone, Brenda Katzeff and Craig Charlesworth.

WTFT: Blake’s 7 is the second in Pencil Tip’s on-going series of opinion and review series where the fans review and assess their favourite television series.  Each volume will concentrate on a specific series and will feature original reviews, essays and analysis of every episode of that particular series. The fans will have their say on what they think are the best, worst and merely average, episodes of a series. You just might be surprised by what they have to say.

The third book in the series covering the 1970/71 British sci-fi series UFO will be released in 2021.  Further volumes in the series are planned.

The cover for What The Fans Think: Blake’s 7 was designed by John Swogger, who also contributed the cover artwork.

What The Fans Think: Torchwood Published July 15

We have some exciting news for everyone.

WHAT THE FANS THINK: TORCHWOOD will be released July 15, 2020.

Unapologetic and critical fan reviews and assessments

This volume of What the Fans Think concentrates on all 41 original Torchwood episodes through original reviews, analysis, personal opinion and essays. The fans will have their say on what they think are the best, worst, and merely average, episodes of the series. You just might be surprised by what they have to say.

Torchwood is a BBC television series that follows the exploits of a small team of alien-hunters, who make up the Cardiff based Torchwood Institute, which deals mainly with incidents involving extraterrestrials.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each book will be donated to the Vancouver branch of the
BCSPCA (British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).

WHAT THE FANS THINK: TORCHWOOD
Trade Paperback | 178 pages | ISBN: 978-1-7772108-0-9
$15.99 CAD | $13.99 USA | £9.75 UK | $17.50 AUS | €12.00

Copies can be purchased from the Pencil Tip Publishing store on Lulu.com
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PRESS RELEASE: What The Fans Think: Torchwood

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WHAT THE FANS THINK: TORCHWOOD

Unapolegetic and critical fan reviews and assessments

Pencil Tip Publishing is pleased to announce, What The Fans Think: Torchwood, the latest in our on-going series of fan reviews and assessments.

This volume of What the Fans Think concentrates on all 41 original Torchwood episodes through original reviews, analysis, personal opinion and essays. The fans will have their say on what they think are the best, worst, and merely average, episodes of the series. You just might be surprised by what they have to say.

Torchwood is a BBC television series that follows the exploits of a small team of alien-hunters, who make up the Cardiff based Torchwood Institute, which deals mainly with incidents involving extraterrestrials.

WHAT THE FANS THINK: TORCHWOOD
Publication: Summer/Fall 2020

Trade Paperback | 178 pages | ISBN: 978-1-7772108-0-9

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WHAT THE FANS THINK is Pencil Tip’s series of books where the fans review and assess their favourite television series. Fan opinion can be extremely critical, often harsher than that of the meanest television critic. But when the fans love something, you know it. Praises are heaped in droves.

Each volume will concentrate on a specific series and will feature original reviews, essays and analysis of every episode of that particular series. The fans will have their say on what they think are the best, worst and merely average, episodes of a series. You just might be surprised by what they have to say.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each book will be donated to the Vancouver branch of the BCSPCA (British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).

Cover design by John Swogger | Artwork by Steve Ince

ANNOUNCEMENT: What The Fans Think: UFO

Unapologetic and critical fan reviews and assessments

Pencil Tip Publishing is pleased to announced the newest volume in our What The Fans Think series of books…..

WHAT THE FANS THINK: UFO

Created by Gerry & Sylvia Anderson, UFO, was the duo’s first full live action television series and highlighted the missions of the Supreme Headquarters Alien Defence Organization – SHADO – which defended Earth from extra-terrestrial threats.

UFO aired over for one season (1970-71) of stories totaling 26 episodes.

WHAT THE FANS THINK: UFO is scheduled for publication in 2021.

Submissions are now open, and this is where you the fans come in.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for reviews of series episodes, articles of interest & essays examining various aspects of the series, artwork and more.  Material that reflects the fans opinion of the series.

To learn more about contributing to What The Fans Think: UFO, please click on the Submissions: What The Fans Think tab in the menu in the top header.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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WHAT THE FANS THINK is Pencil Tip’s series of books where the fans review and assess their favourite television series. Fan opinion can be extremely critical, often harsher than that of the meanest television critic. But when the fans love something, you know it. Praises are heaped in droves.

Each volume will concentrate on a specific series and will feature original reviews, essays and analysis of every episode of that particular series. The fans will have their say on what they think are the best, worst and merely average, episodes of a series. You just might be surprised by what they have to say.

PRESS RELEASE: The Tellyvision Compendium

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THE TELLYVISION COMPENDIUM

A TRIP THROUGH CLASSIC TELEVISION

Tellyvision (2002-05, 2010-12) was an independently published fan magazine dedicated to the coverage, promotion and enjoyment of British, American and Canadian television programs. Each issue featured celebrity interviews, reviews, episode guides, opinion, columns, in-depth articles, topical material and more.

Compiled by Bob Furnell and edited by Bob Furnell, Richard Peevers, and Robert Mammone, this special omnibus edition brings together a selection of some of the best articles from the original issues – updated and revised – plus previously unpublished material presented in this collection for the first time ever.

The Tellyvision Compendium features articles on such television programs as: Blake’s 7; Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy; Keeping Up Appearances; The Good Life; Campion; Timeslip; Doctor Who; Star Cops; Bergerac; Strange; Lord Peter Wimsey, Doctor In The House; Sky, and many others.

Step back in time as we take you on a trip through classic television.

THE TELLYVISION COMPENDIUM
Publication: Fall/Winter 2020

Trade Paperback | 218 pages | ISBN: 978-0-9953195-6-1

PRESS RELEASE: Grave Warnings II: Hob House

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GRAVE WARNINGS II: HOB HOUSE

Everyone loves tales about ghosts, things that go bump in the night, haunted houses, and the unexplained, and Pencil Tip Publishing is excited to bring you Grave Warnings II: Hob House, our second collection of ghostly tales of the supernatural and suspense.  Following on from our 2016 short-story collection, Grave Warnings, this second volume features a further six exciting short-stories from five of the best new writers in the horror genre.

England. 1776.

Alexander Penrose had a simple idea. He just wanted a home for himself and his family, and when he found a beautiful plot of land going cheap in the English countryside, he could see no earthly reason not to buy it and build the house of his dreams. But sometimes, just sometimes, there is a reason why land is cheap.

These six tales follow the history and fortunes of the house he built – Hob House – as its terror-filled halls weave their way from one century to the next. From the reign of George III to the modern day, meet the poor souls who were fated to become its inhabitants in life… and sometimes in death.

Five of the best new writers in horror – Craig Charlesworth, Simon Blake, Greg Maughan, Peter Gouldson and Richard Peevers – invite you to open the doors and step inside. But do so at your own risk, because not everyone who goes in comes out again. And those who do are never quite the same again.

Grave Warnings II: Hob House
Coming October 2020
Trade Paperback | ISBN: 978-0-9953195-7-8

Just in time for Halloween.

A Message To Our Friends

We realize these are uncertain times, and with the COVID-19 virus running its course around the world, no one knows how long we will be in isolation. All of us at Pencil Tip Publishing want you and your loved ones to stay safe. While we’re sure many of you are trying to find ways to keep busy and/or entertained we hope we can play a small part by offering a special free giveaway.

Throughout the month of April readers will be able to download an expanded version of our ghost story short story collection, Grave Warnings free!

Five tales of the strange and weird from: Sarah Parry, Hamish Crawford, Jodie van de Wetering, Craig Charlesworth and Hannah Parry. Featuring bonus content – author interviews and an excerpt from Grave Warnings II: Hobb House.  Available in PDF format which can be read on your computer, tablet or e-Reader, click on the link below to download the free book.

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In addition to the above…

The entire catalogue of Pencil Tip Publishing books has been reduced 20-50% off the cover price.  From gothic horror to short story collections to reference works based on classic TV sci-fi, Pencil Tip Publishing has a whole array of agreeably niche content to keep you entertained.

But that’s not all!

Issues 1-3 of Chromakey, the journal of sci-fi and genre television, will be available for 15% off the cover price too!

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Are there any comic artist out there?

Are there any comic artist out there?

Due to professional commitments, one of our comic artists has had to drop out of the Sarah Jane Smith: Roving Reporter project. We are looking someone who is interested in illustrating an existing story, or writing and drawing his or her own original story. If this is of interest, please contact me direct.

Sarah Jane Smith: Roving Reporter is an affectionate tribute to the character and the actress who played her. This special publication will feature a selection of new adventures for Sarah Jane as written by a selection of fan and professional writers including Paul Magrs, Simon Bucher-Jones, Rick Cross, Nick Walters, David McIntee; artwork, essays, comic strips and more. All net proceeds from this publication will be donated in support of the British Columbia Cancer Foundation, the fundraising partner of the BC Cancer Agency and the largest charitable funder of cancer research in the province.

Contributors will receive a contributor copy of the book.

Essays on Blake’s 7 Requested

Do you have something interesting, unique or different to say about Blake’s 7? If so, Pencil Tip Publishing would like to hear from you. We are looking for essays on the subject of Blake’s 7 for our forthcoming book, “What The Fans Think: Blake’s 7”.

Essay’s can focus on any subject including covering any aspect of Blake’s 7. Feel free to talk about the special effects, the dynamics of the crew, the effect of the Federation on every day people, was Avon a good leader, etc. Other possible topics of discussion might include aspects of the series production, the writing, the series influence, or maybe even the series place in sci-fi television. The topics up for discussion are wide open. If none of those ideas interest, if you have an original idea and want to pass it by us, get in touch.

Essays should be approximately 2500-2750 words.

If you are interested in contributing an essay, please get in touch with Pencil Tip to discuss your idea.

The deadline to submit completed essays is February 1, 2020.

Please submit essays to penciltippublishing@shaw.ca