Our shipments today brought many NEW goodies onto the shelves here at Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester!
We’ve got plenty of audio adventures released by Big Finish to choose from, including new Doctor Who, Blake’s 7, Dark Shadows, and even Love Songs for the Shy and Cynical, by Robert Shearman.
We also received new action figures and mini-figures from Underground Toys.
First up is the long-awaited action figure release of “classic series” companion Ace; this is the 2013 SDCC [Comic-Con International] DOCTOR WHO exclusive.
Ace travelled with Sylvester McCoy’s incarnation, The Seventh Doctor, during the show’s final year before its cancellation in 1989.
She consistently polls as a favourite companion in fan polls, and has enjoyed an extended run in the “New Adventures” books by Virgin Publishing and the ongoing audio adventures from Big Finish.
We also received the newest assortment of mini-figure “blind packs” from Character Builders.
This assortment of DOCTOR WHO mini-figures is in honor of the 50th anniversary of the world’s longest-running science fiction serial!
Each pack is sold separately; because these are “blind packs”, the distribution of Doctors within the assortment is random. Buy a pack and cross your fingers for your favourite Doctor!
The newest entry in the DOCTOR WHO monthly range of audio adventures is # 176, Starlight Robbery, written by Matt Fitton. This features Sylvester McCoy as The Seventh Doctor, along with Stuart Milligan as Garundel, Dan Starkey as Sergeant Gredd/Asallis, and Christian Edwards as Will Arrowsmith.
Synopsis: Garundel Galactic, a secret arms auction run by Garundel himself, is selling illicit killing machines. Blasters, missiles, bombs and tanks – if you have got the credits, then Garundel has the kill-sticks.
The Doctor is an old acquaintance of Garundel, and he – along with Klein and Will – have set their sights on his black market arms fair. How will they mange to pull off this particular heist right beneath the noses of Garundel and his Sontaran clients?
The Companion Chronicles #8.02, The Alchemists, was written by Ian Potter. It features Carole Ann Ford as Susan Foreman, granddaughter of The First Doctor, and Wayne Forester as Pollitt.
Synopsis: In 1930’s Berlin Hitler and his National Socialist party are in the ascendant – and the TARDIS is landing. Susan joins the Doctor, and together they join some of the greatest minds in science: Einstein, Planck, Wigner, Schrodinger, and Heisenberg. These are the scientists who will build the future of Earth, but the Doctor has brought something with him that could threaten the course of history itself. . .
Blake’s 7: The Liberator Chronicles continues with Volume 5, featuring three new stories.
“Logic”, written by Simon Guerrier, where Astat Constable’s ordinary life is thrown into chaos when an intruder changes everything forever.
“Risk Management” by Una McCormack has Blake and Jenna aiding the planet of Sutskar, where the sale of rare Galveston crystals is vital to the planet’s future and only brokered by Roj Blake.
Three by James Goss tells the tale of journalist Cullen who is about to land the scoop of his lifetime – an interview Supreme Commander Servalan herself.
Returning to our shelves after far too long an absence is the audiobook version of perennial favourite Robert Shearman’s story collection LOVE SONGS FOR THE SHY AND CYNICAL.
Synopsis: The first love song in the world, as composed by a pig in the Garden of Eden…
The Devil, alarmed when his hobby of writing romantic fiction begins to upstage his day job…
A man finding love with someone who has an allergy to his happiness, another losing love altogether when his wife gives him back his heart in a Tupperware box…
By turns macabre and moving, horrific and laugh-out-loud funny, Robert Shearman’s short stories come from a place just to the left of the corner of your eye.
Keep checking our blog each Thursday for new arrivals of books and more!