Forthcoming: Target Trawl

One man’s journey to read every single Target Doctor Who novel

For many, the words Doctor Who and Target novelization go together like jelly and baby, or hiatus and charity record. In a time where recording TV was often impossible, these novelizations offered fans a chance to relieve the very best the show had to offer, and Timelash. No more would a story be here today and gone tomorrow: now they were permanent features on your bookshelf.

Sometimes these novelizations were slavishly accurate to what had been transmitted; sometimes they were anything but. In this age of streaming, DVDs, BluRays and repeats, are they still essential reading today?

Join writer, fan and crazed man Nick Mellish as he reads them all, and writes the works ‘Terrance’ and ‘Dicks’ more than any many rightly should.

Will he fall in love with the show all over again, or will a little reading prove to be a dangerous thing…?

Target Trawl takes you from Skaro to San Francisco with all manner of trips in-between, and even a few side steps along the way.

Based on the highly popular column by Nick Mellish from Whotopia Magazine.

ISBN: TBD
Author: Nick Mellish
Published 2018
Paperback

Fan Artwork Wanted for Star One Compendium

Pencil Tip is looking for artwork to be included in the pages of the forthcoming Blake’s 7 related Star One Compendium. If you’d like to see your artwork featured in the forthcoming book, please contact us at penciltippublishing at shaw dot ca. There will be no payment for use of the work but those individuals who’s work that is included in the book will receive full credit for their work in the thank you section.

Artwork should be:

  • Hand-drawn
  • B&W and/or color
  • Size: no larger than 8×10 inch size
  • Submitted in JPG format @ 300 dpi

As this is a unofficial and unauthorized book, unfortunately we can’t accept digital artwork that uses or contains any BBC copyrighted materials.

In particular, we’re looking for artwork that includes the following subjects:

  • Soolin portrait
  • Travis (both versions) portrait
  • Hal Mellanby portrait
  • Egrorian portrait
  • Blake & Avon together
  • Avon & Cally together
  • Any of the main cast characters (Blake, Avon, Gan, Vila, Cally, Servalan, Travis, Jenna, Dayna, Tarrant & Soolin)
  • Any monsters, villains and/or aliens featured in the series (eg. Decimas, Mutoids, Clonemasters, Moloch, Og, Bayban the Butcher, etc.)

We’re also looking for artwork that depicts scenes or images from the following episodes:

  • The Way Back
  • Trial
  • Powerplay
  • Project Avalon
  • Blake

Please contact us direct if you would like to submit artwork to the project.  Thank you.

Samples of the sort of material we’re looking for can be found here.

Update: Thurs, July 13, 2017

Thank you to all who replied to our plea for artwork. It was much appreciated. However, after some careful consideration, the publisher and editor have decided to go a different direction layout wise. Sorry to be the barer of bad news, but please do keep tuned to the PTP blog as we’re always looking for artists to work with us.

Forthcoming from Pencil Tip Publishing

We here at Pencil Tip love to read and publish books.  With that in mind, we have a whole hosts of new books lined up for publication over the next two years, including…

THE BOOK OF BEASTS
Andrew Screen
A critical look at the making of Nigel Kneale’s seminal 1970s horror anthology series
Publication TBA

STAR ONE COMPENDIUM
Various Authors/Edited by Bob Furnell
Star One was a short-lived fan magazine dedicated to the BBC television series, Blake’s 7. This special publication will feature many of the articles from the original issues – updated and revised – including brand new material, and material intended for publication but ultimately unused.
Publication 2017

TARGET TRAWL
Nick Mellish
One man’s journey to read, and critically assess, every Target Doctor Who novel published.
Publication TBA

TELLYVISION COMPENDIUM
Various Authors/Edited by Bob Furnell
Tellyvision (2001-03, 2010) was a popular fan magazine dedicated to classic British, American and Canadian television. This special publication will feature many of the articles from the original issues – updated and revised – including brand new material, and material intended for publication but ultimately unused.
Publication 2017

TEMPORAL LOGBOOK II
Various Authors/Edited by Robert Mammone, Bob Furnell & J.E. Remy
Follow-up short-story collection to 2015s The Temporal Logbook
Publication 2017

* Titles are provisional and may change by publication

Out Now! Grave Warnings Published

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Our horror short-story collection, Grave Warnings, is officially released today.

Featuring five tales of the strange and weird. Journey into the eerie emptiness of the Australian outback, where a researcher gets too close to the insects he’s cataloguing. Travel back to the blood drenched streets of Paris during the Great Terror, where ghosts haunt the survivors. A haunted house lays claim to fresh victims, while a strange new housemate worms his way into his landlord’s life. While a deceased estate in Victorian England brings nightmares to those linked to it.

Grave Warnings features stories from: Sarah Parry, Hamish Crawford, Jodie van de Wetering, Craig Charlesworth and Hannah Parry.

Edited by Bob Furnell, Robert Mammone & Jez Strickley
Cover designed by Jack Drewell

To order your own copy click here.

Announcing… Grave Warnings

grave-warnings-front-cover-jack-drewell-nov-2016Five windows into Hell, five doorways into Damnation.

From Pencil Tip Publishing comes Grave Warnings, an anthology featuring five upcoming authors of the strange and weird. Journey into the eerie emptiness of the Australian outback, where a researcher gets too close to the insects he’s cataloguing. Travel back to the blood drenched streets of Paris during the Great Terror, where ghosts haunt the survivors. A haunted house lays claim to fresh victims, while a strange new housemate worms his way into his landlord’s life. While a deceased estate in Victorian England brings nightmares to those linked to it.

Grave Warnings features stories from: Sarah Parry, Hamish Crawford, Jodie van de Wetering, Craig Charlesworth and Hannah Parry.

Edited by Bob Furnell, Robert Mammone & Jez Strickley
Cover designed by Jack Drewell

Coming Winter 2016

Temporal Logbook II: Open Submission Day – July 31st

Pencil Tip Publishing will be holding an Open Submission Day on July 31st for their new short-story collection, The Temporal Logbook II.

The Temporal Logbook II, is a Doctor Who themed short-story collection and the follow-up companion to 2015s highly successful collection The Temporal Logbook.
As with the original short-story collection, this new volume will feature twelve original stories by new and up-in-coming writers. All twelve television incarnations of the Doctor will be featured with a story dedicated to that particular incarnation.

The editors are seeking story proposals for the latest collection. To contribute a story proposal all you have to do is:

  • Submit a 1-2 page outline detailing the basic plot of your story and the characters featured
  • Provide your full name and email, and
  • Include a brief bio telling us a bit about yourself

** The full Submission Guidelines can be found at: thetemporallogbook.wordpress.com

The editors will be accepting proposals on Sunday, July 31, 2016 from 12:00 pm Pacific to 12:00 am Pacific only.

The Temporal Logbook II will be published by Canadian publisher Pencil Tip Publishing, with proceeds from the publication being donated to the charity of our choice (N.B. recipient charity to be determined soon). The editors for The Temporal Logbook II are Rob Mammone, Bob Furnell and Jeremy Remy.

Publication has been set for 2017.

Announcing: The Temporal Logbook II

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Pencil Tip Publishing is pleased to announce The Temporal Logbook II, a Doctor Who themed short-story collection and the follow-up companion to 2015s highly successful short story collection The Temporal Logbook.

Doctor Who has one of the most flexible formats in television drama. With the basic premise of an alien who travels throughout space and time in a box that is bigger inside than out, and which is disguised as a 1960s police public call box, it can’t get much simpler than that. One week the show can be a gothic horror, the next a comedic satire, or a base-under-siege thriller – the possibilities are endless.

As with the original short-story collection, this new volume will feature twelve original stories by new and up-in-coming writers. All twelve television incarnations of the Doctor will be featured with a story dedicated to that particular incarnation.

The Temporal Logbook II will be published by Canadian publisher Pencil Tip Publishing, with proceeds from the publication being donated to the charity of our choice (N.B. recipient charity to be determined soon).

Publication has been set for 2017.