Sarah Jane Smith: Roving Reporter Details

It’s all about Sarah Jane Smith.

Sarah Jane Smith – without a doubt, the most popular Doctor Who travelling companion of all time. An investigative journalist – confident, courageous, compassionate, inquisitive – possessing a sharp mind and tongue, and unabashedly feminist.

Sarah Jane Smith: Roving Reporter is a celebration of the lives of Sarah Jane Smith and Elisabeth Sladen and features:

  • Twelve exciting short stories by authors Nick Walters, Paul Magrs, Simon Bucher-Jones, Rick Cross, Rob Nisbet, Tony Jones, Daniel Tessier, Russell McGee, Kevin Mason, Nick Krohn, Steve Ince and Matthew Kresal
  • Two exclusive comic strips with story and artwork by Jon Huff and Ken Holtzhouser
  • Essays by Jessica Chaleff, Sam Maleski, David Johnson, Niki Haringsma, Aidan C Matear, David McAllister, Thomas Spychalski, Claire Chaplin and Gary Phillips
  • Selected Artwork by Russell McGee, Ken Holtzhouser, Jon Huff, Brian Gorman, Jessica Chaleff, Faiz Rehman, Anne-Laure Tuduri, Lee Hamill, John Monaco, Mark Hyland, Robert Hammond and Steve Ince
  • A special foreword by Sadie Miller

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 this province. The BCCF enables donors to make contributions to leading-edge research that has a direct impact on improvements to cancer care for patients in British Columbia.

Sarah Jane Smith: Roving Reporter will be released April 15, 2021

COMING SOON! What The Fans Think: UFO

Unapologetic and critical fan reviews and assessments

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 Defense Organization – SHADO – which defended Earth from extra-terrestrial threats. UFO aired for one season (1970-71) of stories totaling 26 episodes.

This volume of What the Fans Think concentrates on all 26 original UFO 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.

Available Spring 2021

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WHAT THE FANS THINK is Pencil Tip’s series of books where the fans review and assess their favorite 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.

Announcing ‘Look At The Size of That Thing’

Pencil Tip Publishing is pleased to announce the forthcoming release of

LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT THING!
Bill Evenson and Stacey Smith?

Afterword by Frazer Hines

“The most dangerous small-press non-fiction comedy Doctor Who book published in North America since The Completely Unofficial Encyclopedia.”
— Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All (translated from the original baby)

“Way too many bondage jokes!”
— Adric, live from the Hadron web

“I kind of liked it, actually.”
— Alpha Centauri, winning at strip poker

Look at the Size of That Thing! contains everything you need to know to fool everyone into believing you’re a true Doctor Who fan.

Sure, you could always actually watch every episode and reconstruction, read every novel and comic book, listen to every audio, play every game, memorize every Pixley archive, et cetera, but who has time for that? Bill Evenson and Stacey Smith?, that’s who! Since you’ve been busy, they’ve nerded it up for you and provided an irreverent and downright hilarious comedy guide to all things Doctor Who.

Like the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, contained within is a roast of everything to do with Doctor Who, from the plots to the script editors to the spinoffs to the fans themselves. Episode guides, talking points, story codes, penis jokes and which episodes you absolutely must hate with a burning passion if you’re to make it among the fan glitterati. Everything you need to fake it ’til you make it. And then some.

Look At The Size of That Thing! will be released March 15, 2021.

LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT THING!

ISBN: 978-1-7772108-1-6

Book info: Trade Paperback, 282 pages, $18.99 CAD

Star One Compendium Second Printing

All of us here at Pencil Tip are thrilled to reveal that a revised second printing of the Star One Compendium is available to purchase.  The compendium had been discontinued back in 2019 but due to on-going requests from readers, we’ve made a revised edition available again.

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

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

  • Interviews with: Chris Boucher (Script Writer & Editor), David Richardson (Big Finish), Scott Harrison (author), Cavan Scott (author) & Mark Wright (author)
  • Original fiction by fan-writer Winnie Lacesso, plus 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 much more!

Originally published: 2017, Revised Edition published: January 2021
ISBN: 978-0-9953195-2-3
Book info: 6×9 US Trade Paperback / Revised 2021 Edition / 246 pages

You can purchase a copy of the Star One Compendium by visiting the Pencil Tip Publishing store on Lulu at: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/penciltippublishing

Revised Star One Compendium Coming Soon

 

A revised edition of our 2017 publication, Star One Compendium, will be released in early 2021.

Star One was a short-lived Canadian fan magazine dedicated to the BBC-TV science-fiction series, Blake’s 7. Four issues were published between 2011-12, with an unreleased fifth issued planned for early 2013.  Compiled and edited by Bob Furnell, this special omnibus edition brings together many of the articles from the original issues – updated and revised – plus brand new material specially written for this release, plus material intended for the unpublished fifth issue.

Last available in 2019, the revised edition will feature:

  • Interviews with: Chris Boucher (Script Writer & Editor), David Richardson (Big Finish), Scott Harrison (author), Cavan Scott (author) & Mark Wright (author)
  • Original fiction by fan-writer Winnie Lacesso, plus 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 much more!

The revised Star One Compendium will be available January 2021.

JUST RELEASED: THE TELLYVISION COMPENDIUM

JUST RELEASED

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.

Purchase your copy via the Pencil Tip Publishing store.

THE TELLYVISION COMPENDIUM
Trade Paperback | 218 pages | ISBN: 978-0-9953195-6-1
$15.99 CAD | $12.99 US | £10.99 UK | $16.99 AUS | €11.99 EUR

GOING OUT OF PRINT

Effective December 31, 2020, the following Pencil Tip books will be going out of print and will no longer be available:

  • The Temporal Logbook
  • The Temporal Logbook II: Further Journeys
  • The Cuckoo In Winter

If you haven’t purchased a copy of one of these books yet, make sure you do before the December 31 deadline as after that date the books will no longer be available.

Copies can be ordered from our store on Lulu.com