I've written some books and contributed to others. Here's a list, with links so that you can buy them!
Time's Mosaic (series)
Imagine a story fifty years in the telling.
That’s a long time to maintain consistency. Storylines clash, continuity dies and contradictions flourish as one decade bleeds into the next, and one editor replaces another, each with their own idea of how the story should be told. Add to that a veritable flood of formats – big screen, television, novels, audios, comics, short stories, cartoons – and what seemed at first to be merely difficult rapidly becomes all but unmanageable.
Now imagine if one man were to attempt to consider it all. One man reading the short stories and the novels, watching the movies and the box sets, listening to radio plays and BBC compact discs…taking it all in so that you don’t have to…
Join Finn Clark on an epic journey through the Whoniverse, as he reviews every single Doctor Who story in every single format (except Big Finish – we decided that thousand page books were just too much!). From ‘An Unearthly Child’ and TV Comic throwaways to ‘Day of the Doctor’ and IDW, with sidesteps into influences and spin-offs, he’ll tell you, the reader, what he thinks of it all, good and bad…
This is the ultimate review guide to Doctor Who!
Time’s Mosaic 9 – ECCLESTON: Beginning with Christopher Eccleston and Torchwood – and a brief journey into the adventures of Professor Quatermass and Andromeda (plus a quick guide to some bloke called Russell T Davies).
Time’s Mosaic 5 – DAVISON: Examining the Peter Davison era, plus the Sarah Jane Adventures – and a quick check on the Egyptian Pharaoh Erimem.
Time’s Mosaic 6 – COLIN BAKER: Examining the Colin Baker's era, some BBV videos and the Australian K9 series – coming in 2018.
EASY DALEKESE – A Children in Need Book
To be published November 16 2017
Q: What language do Daleks speak?
Doctor Who aliens all speak English, right? Star Wars and Star Trek are overflowing with alien languages, but for us, the TARDIS's telepathic circuits translate everything.
Well, sort of.
Finn Clark thought otherwise, and believed he could construct a workable version of the Dalek language, using only the tantalising scraps of dialogue and lettering seen in the television show, comics and books (oh, and board games, computer adventures and rehearsal photographs – Finn’s nothing if not thorough!).
In DALEKESE, he presents the fruits of two years’ labours...
A one-time charity release from Obverse books with all profits going to Children in Need
On sale only until 30 November 2017. It's only available in November. After that, it'll be gone. No more. Short time only.
I wrote articles for these, but in each case that's only a page or two
Shooty Dog Thing: 2th and Claw (Volume 2) – Paul Castle: follows hot on the heels of the original, internationally acclaimed Shooty Dog Thing collection. Containing 100% new material, ‘Shooty Dog Thing: 2th & Claw’ features the best in contemporary Doctor Who fan writing.
OUTSIDE IN: 160 New Perspectives on 160 Classic Doctor Who Stories by 160 Writers: Covering every classic Doctor Who story, an unprecedented archive of opinion from throughout the professional and fan communities, just in time for the 50th anniversary of the greatest television show in history! The results are inventive, provocative, and always surprising!
OUTSIDE IN 2: 125 Unique Perspectives on 125 Modern Doctor Who Stories by 125 Writers: Celebrating ten years of Modern Doctor Who, this is a collection of 125 original reviews, one for every story from Rose to Last Christmas. Featuring contributions from Barbara Hambly, Daniel Blythe, Dorothy Ail, Graeme Burk, Jonathan Blum, K. Tempest Bradford, Kate Orman, Lance Parkin, Nick Abadzis, Paul Simpson, Philip Sandifer, Scott Alan Woodard, Steve Lyons, Tat Wood, Sam Maggs and over a hundred more!
OUTSIDE IN BOLDLY GOES: 117 New Perspectives on 117 Classic Star Trek Stories by 117 Writers: Celebrating 50 years of Star Trek, this is a collection of 117 reviews, one for every story of the original series, the animated series, the Kirk movies and a few bonus extras. Well, we say “reviews”, but we mean that loosely: within these pages, you’ll find scripts, Starfleet communiqués, DVD commentaries, fill-in-the-blank games, log entries, restaurant reviews, poems and a trading card set.
OUTSIDE IN MAKES IT SO: 174 New Perspectives on 174 Star Trek TNG Stories by 174 Writers: This item will be released on September 27, 2017. Celebrating 30 years of Star Trek: The Next Generation, this is a collection of 174 reviews, one for every story of the show, the four movies and a few bonus extras. Well, we say “reviews,” but we mean that loosely: within these pages, you’ll find scripts, recipes, a Monty Python sketch, a psych test, gossip columns, newspaper ads, a sitcom, a eulogy and a daily log from Riker’s beard, not to mention insightful and thoughtful articles examining Picard-era Star Trek from just about every angle imaginable…and then some!
VWORP VWORP 2: the widely acclaimed ultimate study of Doctor Who comics!
VWORP VWORP 3: A special bumper 208-page edition exploring Alan Moore’s Doctor Who comic strips, The Daleks in TV Century 21, Colin Baker’s The Age of Chaos, the history of Doctor Who Magazine, and much more!
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