Archive for May 30, 2009

Main news of the week was of course the collection of short stories I released as Pure Escapism: Volume One. I can’t say as how it has taken off like a house of fire, but it is early days and there hasn’t been much in the way of advertising its existence yet.

On the positive side I have had a couple of nice things said about it, which was very encouraging.

Work for the second volume is well underway – perhaps not as quickly as I had hoped, but certainly on schedule for a release in June.


The companion for the Eleventh Doctor in the next seasons of Doctor Who starting next year has been announced and it is…drumroll…Karen Gillian.

Who? I’d never heard of her, but she is a relative newcomer to the game, so that is hardly surprising.

Steven Moffat spoke highly of her in the BBC press release announcing her appointment though.

Seems they are going for a ‘younger’ look to the next Doctor – sort of reminds me of a clip from Stargate from episode 200 (though I doubt it will end up like that parody.)