I've just sent in my MC script for the Hugo Awards, and today is the last day on which you can vote, so please remember to do so if you're a member. That gig is now looking rather horribly real. I don't get stage fright when I'm up there. I rather relax when I'm in front of a big audience. But the run up is a different matter, and I've kind of frozen and gabbled, to my own surprise, at the BSFA Awards and on some panels at SDCC, so this is all rather stressful.
There are a few exciting things to report today, starting with...
As taken from here, hence the watermark. And if you use that link, you'll get a complete list of contents of the special features of the DVD, which is out on September 16th. (They forget to mention that Toby Hadoke interviewed me for the commentary.) I'm very pleased that Shalka is finally getting a DVD release. I think it's exactly the right time to see it in context, especially considering the ways it prefigures or influences modern Doctor Who.
Staying with Who, the latest edition of Joseph Scrimshaw's podcast Obsessed is a special about the show, recorded live at CONvergence, with me, Molly Glover and C. Robert Cargill. It's very funny and completely Not Safe For Work.
And finally on that subject, there's a belated write-up of the IDW panel at SDCC, including a few lines about The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who, my forthcoming one-off comic that marks the end of their Who range.
I've already posted the lovely cover to the US edition of The Severed Streets, my sequel to London Falling, but SF Signal also have the synopsis, which gives you a basic idea of what the book's about. 'Jack the Ripper is back, but this time he's killing rich white men' is what I'd have said.
And I've contributed a line or two to various guests answering the question 'what excites you most about this year's Worldcon' on Missions Unknown.
Okay, back to the keyboard I go. I hope to see some of you at Faringdon's Follyfest this weekend. It should be a lovely summer festival of bands and beer. And we're taking Tom, of course. Cheerio!