In the last few months, I’ve had a 45,000 novella released from UK publisher, Candy Jar. Of course, Candy Jar is well-known for its long running series of Lethbridge-Stewart books, based on the beloved Doctor Who character, Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart.
These books use elements, under license, from two 1960s Doctor Who stories, The Abominable Snowmen and The Web of Fear. Characters such as Anne Travers, her father Professor Edward Travers, the Great Intelligence and its robotic servitors, the Yeti all appear throughout the books, which are set in the 60s and 70s.
I was approached last year to write a short story, Time and Again, which featured as a bonus extra in the John Peel penned novella, The Life of Evans. Time and Again is effectively a ‘backdoor’ pilot for the range of stories featuring HG Wells (who appeared in Doctor Who’s Timelash, in 1985) and Professor Edward Travers. More in the range are promised.
Travers & Wells (sub-titled Other Wars, Other Worlds) uses as its launching pad HG Wells‘ The War of the Worlds and then branches off as Travers and Wells attempt to survive a Britain overrun by the Martian invaders.
As you can imagine, I’m very proud of the end result, which came after a lot of blood, sweat and tears. The cover, as you can see below, is fantastic and many thanks are owed to my editor, Andy Frankham-Allen for keeping me on the straight and narrow.
If the idea intrigues you, and you like page turning action adventure that never lets up, then I trust Travers & Wells will suit you to the ground. Certainly the guys at the Traveling the Vortex podcast, reviewing the novella in their latest release, absolutely loved it!
400 hardcover copies are available in this limited run, so go here to order yours!