Blake’s 7

NEWS RELEASE: What the Fans Think

Pencil Tip Publishing is excited to announce our newest project: What the Fans Think – a new series of books where the fans will review and assess their favourite television series.  Fan opinion can be extremely critical, often harsher than that of the meanest television critics.  But when the fans love something, you know it.  Praises are heaped in droves.

Each volume will concentrate on a specific show and will feature original reviews 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 first books in the series will concentrate on the world’s longest-running science fiction series, Doctor Who and its numerous spin-offs and on the 1978-81 BBC series Blakes 7 created by Terry Nation.

In the next few weeks Pencil Tip Publishing will be releasing the submission guidelines for each volume and how you, the fans, will be able to contribute to.

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Just Released: Star One Compendium

Our latest book, the Star One Compendium, has been released.

Star One was a short-lived Canadian fan magazine dedicated to the BBC-TV sci-fi series Blake’s 7. Four issue were published between 2011-12, with an unreleased fifth issue planned for early 2013.

Compiled and edited by Bob Furnell, featuring artwork by Richard Farrell, this special omnibus edition brings together many of the articles from the original issues – updated and revised – brand new material specially written for this publication, plus material intended for the unpublished fifth issue.

The Star One Compendium features:

  • Interviews with Chris Boucher (Blake’s 7 script writer & editor); David Richardson (Big Finish); and authors Scott Harrison, Cavan Scott and Mark Wright
  • Original Fiction by fan authors Winnie Lacesso and Katherine Lopez
  • An all new original “Blake’s 7” short-story by J.E. Remy (Temporal Logbook) specially written for the compendium
  • Results to the Star One Series Survey – the first time these results have been made public
  • Original artwork by Richard Farrell (Andersonic, Plaything of Sutekh)
  • Articles, reviews, opinion pieces and more!

Page Count: 258 pages, 6×9 Paperback
ISBN: 9780995319523
Published: November 2017

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Star One Compendium Update

Thought we’d share some promo info with you guys regarding the forthcoming Star One Compendium.

Star One was a short-lived Canadian fan magazine dedicated to Blake’s 7 publishing four issues between 2011-2012, with an unreleased fifth issue planned for 2013. Compiled and edited by Bob Furnell, this special omnibus edition brings together many of the articles from the original issues – updated and revised – brand new material, specially written for this release; plus material intended for the unpublished fifth issue.

The Star One Compendium features:

  • Interviews with: Chris Boucher (Blake’s 7 script writer & editor); David Richardson (Big Finish) and authors Scott Harrison, Cavan Scott and Mark Wright
  • Original Fiction by fan-writers Winnie Lacesso and Katherine Lopez
  • A brand new original Blake’s 7 short-story by J.E. Remy (Temporal Logbook) specially written for the compendium
  • Results to the Star One Series Survey – first time these results have been made public
  • Original Artwork by Richard Farrell (Andersonic, Plaything of Sutekh)
  • Articles, reviews, opinion pieces and much more!

Page Count: 254, 6×9 Paperback
ISBN: TBA
Published (Final Quarter) 2017

As of this posting, approximately 75% of the book is complete (layout wise) and currently stands at 254 pages. I’m sure there’ll be a few modifications and changes before the final version is completed.

Artwork Copyright 2017 Richard Farrell