Circular Time and Irish Comic Con

Big Finish have just put up the cover and trailer on their website for their January Doctor Who audio play release, Circular Time by myself and Mike Maddox. It's four one-episode stories, featuring Peter Davison's Doctor and Nyssa. Each is set in a different season. Spring is an SF story set on an alien planet, written by Mike from one of my short stories, in which we're lucky enough to have Hugh Fraser as Cardinal Zero. Summer is by Mike, from an idea by me, the Fifth Doctor versus the menace of Sir Issac Newton, as played by David Warner! (Come on, tell me you don't want to hear that.) Autumn and Winter are written by me, the former being a story about the Doctor playing cricket in a modern setting, (with the wonderful John Benfield as past-his-prime cricketer Don) while Nyssa finds herself awkwardly falling in love, and the latter being... a weird fanservice thing which I'm not going to say anything about.

I love that cover! May I direct you to the four symbols around the edge, each of which relates directly to one of the stories. And there's an audio trailer which tantalises, rather than gives anything away. Go have a look:

http://www.doctorwho.co.uk/drwho_main/bf091_circulartime.shtml

And I look forward to meeting any of you who are popping along to Dublin City Comic Con this weekend. There's a pub quiz on Friday, upstairs in the Bull and Castle Pub at Christchurch. It will be a selection of questions and topics from Comic Books to General Knowledge. A table of four costs €40 and all the con guests will be attending. Here's the details:


http://www.irishcomicshop.com/

For info on everything to do with the Con, contact info@irishcomicshop.com

Cheerio!

13 Response to "Circular Time and Irish Comic Con"

  • Alden Bates Says:

    Circular Time looks great! I'm looking forward to it already. :)


  • Anonymous Says:

    No ofence Paul I enjoy reading your thoughts on here but your blog is seriously in danger of becoming one big unashamed advertising page for all the various prducts you have on the market.

    Can we tone down the relentless marketing or am I missing the point of this blog of yours?


  • Paul Cornell Says:

    You know, I think you really are! Ha ha ha ha ha!

    Sorry, I probably shouldn't have enjoyed that so much. And thanks, Alden.


  • Anonymous Says:

    Team Wisdom will be in action on Friday night provided we figure our 4th member.

    Mark P


  • Paul Cornell Says:

    I'm really looking forward to it. Have we asked Trev?


  • Anonymous Says:

    We have now :)

    Mark P


  • Paul Cornell Says:

    With Trev onboard, it really will represent the comic.


  • Jimster Says:

    Absolutely superb cover. I've been waiting for Barry to be discovered ever since he started producing quite the best fan covers in the DVD forum on Outpost Gallifrey.

    And if you can't talk about your own work here, where can you? It's your forum - do what you like. Or indeed don't! :-)


  • Paul Cornell Says:

    Ta, Jim. You say 'don't do what you like, if you want'. But... how can I want to do something I don't want to do? It is... not logical. I... cannot compute.


  • Barry Piggott Says:

    Really pleased you like the cover Paul. After reading the script I can't wait to hear the finished plays. (and thanks for those kind words Jimster - it was your prolific output of high quality covers that gave me the impetus to produce my own stuff in the first place.)

    Barry P


  • Paul Cornell Says:

    I'm pleased to be able to say well done to your face. Or at least to an electronic representation of your words. Cheers.


  • Jimster Says:

    Hehe - I meant a literal reversal 'don't do what you don't want to do' but you know me and logic.

    Good luck with the next set visit by the way.


  • Paul Cornell Says:

    Phew, I was busy not doing what I liked, so that's a relief. I think we'll be popping down on Tuesday. Will let everyone know how it goes... in about a year, I should think!