Thursday, 15 November 2012

Fan Magazines

Plaything of Sutekh - Issue Two

Plaything2 The new edition of Plaything of Sutekh, edited by Richard Farrell, is now available to order. Featured in the 40-page A5 fanzine are:
  • Five Star! A look at 2012's new episodes, which saw the return of the Weeping Angels and the departure of Amy and Rory. There is also a short Q&A with director Saul Metzstein.
  • Coming Of Age: A look at Season 18 when Doctor Who got told to grow up by new producer John Nathan-Turner.
  • Opening The Gate: David Rolinson dodges a few Gundans to unravel one of Season 18's finest stories, Warriors' Gate.
  • Tardis Radio: Oliver Wake looks at the untransmitted pilot radio episode featuring Peter Cushing.
  • Strip For The Doctor: The Doctor materialised in the pages of Countdown in the early '70s. Richard Farrell looks at the work of Harry Lindfield and Gerry Haylock on the Doctor Who comic strip and examines their influences and source of reference.
  • Secret Who: Time to dust off the oil lamp as a fresh look is taken at 1974's Death To The Daleks.
  • DWDVD: John Connors reviews the recent DVD releases Ace Adventures, The Greatest Show in the Galaxy, and The Ambassadors of Death.
  • Are You A Good Doctor Who Villain? Take this test to see if you're really up to subjugating entire universes.

Inferno Fiction - Issue 12

InfernoFiction12 The online Doctor Who fiction magazine, edited by Colin-John Rodgers, features the following in its latest edition:
  • Fimbulvinter, by Meg MacDonald: "I should have killed him straight away. It would have been a mercy. I'm capable of mercy. But . . . he smelled of starlight."
  • Employees - Wash Hands Before Returning To The Invasion, by Thomas Ahearn: When the Doctor pays Madame Vastra and Jenny a visit he gets much more than he bargained for: a trip to another universe. Only this time, the stakes are so much higher than anyone realises . . .
  • The Fountain of Maturity, by Shams Uddin: The Doctor, Amy, and Rory race against time to find the eponymous fountain, while the Doctor's mind is regressing through his previous regenerations. Why are the colonists being so unhelpful? What plans has Dishi cooked up for the future of his society? And will he go to any lengths to fulfil his lofty ambitions?
  • A Brush With Death, by Francis Cave: Part One: The Brigadier enlists the help of the Doctor to investigate the mysterious deaths of transport workers.
  • The Circles of Truth, by Nathan Mullins: Disappearances throughout time in Earth's recorded history turn out to be something more sinister . . .
  • The Larks, Still Singing Bravely, Fly, by Julie Kay: Ypres, Christmas Day 1914, the war to end all wars . . .