Tuesday, 22 May 2012
I Hear A New World
Hello. Just a quick blog to share the amazing cover artwork by Alex Mallinson for my forthcoming Doctor Who audio adventure Voyage To Venus. The story, which sees the 6th Doctor taking his old friends Litefoot & Jago on their first trip into time and space, is very much in the vein of the work of HG Wells, Jules Verne, CS Lewis, Olaf Stapledon and Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Alex's artwork really captures that classic-science-fiction feel. Particularly with the rhinoceros-like Shanghorns and the floating city of Amtor.
The other very important thing about this release - which can be ordered here - is that it is available for only £1 for the download (or £5 for the CD). This is part of an experiment in pricing by Big Finish to see if making the releases much, much cheaper will encourage more people to give them a try, and encourage those who would otherwise nefariously download the audio from some file-sharing site to purchase it legally. I'm a little sceptical regarding the latter but anything which encourages more people to give Big Finish a go is a good idea. And it's also a Great Big Well-Deserved Thank You to all of Big Finish's regular customers
Seriously. It's only £1. That's basically the price of a bag of crisps. And why not buy Matthew Sweet's audio at the same time? It's also £1 and follows on from Voyage to Venus. Or buy a bag of crisps, it's up to you.
Here's the blurb for Voyage To Venus:
Professor Litefoot and Henry Gordon Jago are accustomed to the murky fog of Victorian London and the palatable pints of half and half at the Red Tavern. They are not used to travelling through time and space with their old friend the Doctor.
And now they fined themselves whisked off to the planet Venus in the distant future, at a time when warrior women rule from a floating city in the clouds. There’s a mystery here, one that the Grand Empress Vulpina intends to keep secret. Even if it means destroying these visitors from the long-dead planet Earth...
The story features Colin Baker as the Doctor, Christopher Benjamin as Henry Gordon Jago, Trevor Baxter as Professor George Litefoot, Juliet Aubrey (of Primeval fame) as Vulpina, Catherine Harvey as Felina, Charlie Norfolk as Ursina and Hugh Ross as Vepaja.