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: Blake’s 7

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WHAT THE FANS THINK: BLAKE’S 7

Unapologetic and critical fan reviews and assessments

Pencil Tip Publishing is pleased to announce, What The Fans Think: Blake’s 7, the first in our on-going series of fan reviews and assessments.

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 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.

Blakes 7 is a British science fiction television created by Terry Nation and produced by the BBC between 1978 and 1981. With a popularity sustained throughout its original broadcast run, the show has been applauded by fans and critics alike for its dark tone, moral ambiguity, and strong characterization.

WHAT THE FANS THINK: BLAKE’S 7
Publication: Summer/Fall 2020
Trade Paperback | 250 pages | ISBN: 978-0-9953195-9-2

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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 John Swogger

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

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.

No longer available

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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Calling All Artists! Sarah Jane Smith Wants You

Calling all artists!

Pencil Tip Publishing will be releasing “Sarah Jane Smith: Roving Reporter” – a tribute to both the character and Elisabeth Sladen, the actress who played her – later this year. While we currently have two comic strips, numerous short stories, essays, articles, and more lined up for the publication, we don’t have any artwork—and this is where we need your help.

We are looking for drawings of Sarah Jane Smith to include as part of the published book. Submitted artwork should be:

  1. Color or Black & White,
  2. Dimensions: postcard size (3″ x 3″) up to letter size (8.5″ x 11″),
  3. Scanned in at 300 dpi,
  4. Submitted in JPG or PNG format,
  5. A wholly original work and not used in any previous publication (book, magazine, fanzine, video, DVD, online).

Submitted artwork can:

  • Depict any aspect of Sarah Jane’s life,
  • Depict any time during Sarah Jane’s timespan (i.e. right up to and including the “Sarah Jane Adventures”),
  • Include K9, any of the monsters or villains she encountered, the kids from the Sarah Jane Adventures.

Please note we are also looking for artists who would be interested in depicting a scene from one of the short stories in the publication. (If you are interested in doing specific themed artwork, please contact us via email and we will discuss this with you as a separate matter.)

When submitting artwork, please include the following with your submission:

  1. Your full name
  2. Address
  3. Email

All submissions must include the following statement:  “I [insert your name] dated this [insert current date] grant Pencil Tip Publishing my permission to include and make use of: [title of submitted artwork(s)] in their publication, Sarah Jane Smith: Roving Reporter (the Publication). I understand that as the Publication will be raising funds for charity, I will not receive payment for the use of my work.”

Deadline to submit completed artwork:  August 15, 2019

Submissions to:

Roving Reporter Artwork
penciltippublishing@shaw.ca

Just Released!

We’ve got a little surprise for you.

Two weeks early and we’re excited to reveal that TARGET TRAWL is now available. Pick up a copy today by visiting http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/target-trawl/24837362

For many, the words Doctor Who and Target novelisation go together like jelly and baby or Yartek and Voord. In a time where recording TV was often impossible, these novelizations offered fans a chance to relive the very best the show had to offer… and Timelash.

Sometimes they were slavishly accurate to what had been transmitted. Sometimes they were anything but. Often they had rather nice covers. Join writer and fan Nick Mellish as he reads and reviews every single one of them and writes the words “Terrance” and “Dicks” more than any man rightly should.

From David Whitaker to Jodie Whittaker, Target Trawl is a celebration of Doctor Who in its literary form—from the sublime to the ridiculously sublime.

Based on the highly popular column from the magazine Whotopia.