Our Books

At Pencil Tip Publishing, we love books and we love to read. We pride ourselves in producing quality, entertaining, and interesting books focusing on cult & genre television, short-story collections, original fiction, and Doctor Who.

As fans – and readers – of these genres ourselves, it’s our goal to publish the sort of books we want to read. For every book we publish, we have a reader in mind. We hope you enjoy reading our books as much as we love producing them.

Browse our list of published and forthcoming books. We’re sure you’ll find something to pique your interest. Our catalogue continues to expand, so check back frequently to discover our latest published books.

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SARAH JANE SMITH: ROVING REPORTER

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.

Edited by Richard Peevers & Bob Furnell with Brenda Katzeff, Craig Charlesworth & Robert Mammone

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LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT THING!

Bill Evenson & Stacey Smith? [Authors]

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.

Afterword by Frazer Hines

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TELLYVISION COMPENDIUM

A Trip Through Classic Television

Tellyvision 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 more.

The Tellyvision Compendium is dedicated to the memory of Gary Phillips.

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GRAVE WARNINGS II: HOB HOUSE

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 seven 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.

Six of the best new writers in horror – Craig Charlesworth, Simon Blake, Greg Maughan, Peter Gouldson, Robert Mammone 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.

Edited by Craig Charlesworth & Richard Peevers

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WHAT THE FANS THINK: BLAKE’S 7

What The Fans Think: Blake’s 7 – unapologetic and critical assessments of the highly popular British science-fiction TV 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.

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.

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.

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

Edited by Bob Furnell & Richard Peevers

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WHAT THE FANS THINK: TORCHWOOD

What The Fans Think: Torchwood – unapologetic and critical assessments of the highly popular British science-fiction TV 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.

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.

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.

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

Edited by Bob Furnell & Richard Peevers

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TARGET TRAWL

Nick Mellish [Author]

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.

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TEMPORAL LOGBOOK II: FURTHER JOURNEYS

Unofficial and Unauthorized

“I promised you something spectacular,” the Doctor said, “and here we are.”

From Canterbury Cathedral to a space station orbiting a Dyson sphere, the Doctor has seen countless worlds throughout his many lives.

Temporal Logbook II: Further Journeys tells some of those stories — fifteen gripping tales showing the universe through the eyes of thirteen incarnations including the War Doctor.

Told by some of the most exciting voices in Doctor Who fandom, contributors include: Hamish Crawford, Nic Ford, Russell McGee, Richard Peevers, Tony Jones, Rob Nisbet, R.P. Fox, Kate Coleman, Kevin Mason, Frank Danes, David Smith and Violet Addison, J.E. Remy, Fionna MacDonald and Nick Mellish.

**Out of Print**


STAR ONE COMPENDIUM

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.

The Star One Compendium features:

  • 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
  • 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)

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THE CUCKOO IN WINTER

Craig Charlesworth [Author]

When a young doctor endures a family tragedy, he attempts to leave his troubles behind him by taking a job in a remote mansion on the moors. There he finds a dying man, an eccentric servant, and… something else.

Followed by a presence who’s nature he can barely guess at, he must unravel the mysteries of Fetch House before he is overcome by them.

Or, perhaps it’s already too late? Just what is it that knocks on doors of in the middle of the night?

Who is the mysterious young girl in rags who creeps around the nearby town? And what secrets are hidden in the walled garden?

In the hallways of this monstrous house, something is waking and beginning to stir. And with friends few and far between, it may just claim our hero’s sanity.

**Out of Print**


GRAVE WARNINGS

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

**Out of Print**


THE SAPPHIRE & STEEL OMNIBUS

Consisting of only 34 episodes transmitted between July 1979 and August 1982, Sapphire & Steel was an ATV television series that has provocatively lingered in the memories of viewers since it was first broadcast.

The series has been invariably described as baffling, enigmatic, complex, bewildering, bizarre, strange and downright scary, including its position as perhaps the most unique and unusual telefantasy series produced and transmitted in the UK.

The series starred two of Britain’s best-known televison actors, Joanna Lumley and David McCallum, whose appearances as the titular time detectives gave the show its status as a serious drama production.

This special publication celebrates the enduring popular series with interviews with select cast and crew, specially commissioned articles, reviews, analysis and more from numerous fans of the series.

Edited by Bob Furnell & Jez Strickley

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THE TEMPORAL LOGBOOK

Twelve Doctors. Twelve windows onto the universe and the Doctor’s life is the history of the universe.​

The Temporal Logbook is the telling of that history.​

From the myths of Ancient Greece to the depths of unknown space, from the life of Lewis Carroll to the horrors of the Black Death, The Temporal Logbook recounts some of the Doctor’s most enthralling journeys during his first eleven incarnations, as told by a selection of Doctor Who fandom’s best writers.​

The Temporal Logbook features stories from Michael Baxter, J.E. Remy, Benjamin Pocock, Craig Charlesworth, Hannah Parry, Ian Larkin, Sarah Parry, Nick Mellish, Hamish Crawford, Paul Silvester, Michael Itig and Meg MacDonald.

Edited by Robert Mammone, Jez Strickley & Bob Furnell.

**Out of Print**