Two of Big Finish's Doctor Who authors - Nev Fountain and Robert Shearman - will be appearing at the Beverley Literature Festival this coming weekend - 11-14 October.
Nev Fountain, who has also written for radio and TV comedy series Dead Ringers and the satirical magazine Private Eye, is probably best known to Big Finish listeners as the writer of top flight audios Doctor Who: The Kingmaker, Doctor Who: Omega and Doctor Who: Peri and the Piscon Paradox. He's also the writer of the set of three Mervyn Stone comedy detective novels, in which the titular script editor of Eighties sci-fi nightmare Vixens from the Void finds himself repeatedly caught up in murder investigations.
Robert Shearman is the writer of Big Finish audios Doctor Who: Scherzo, Doctor Who: The Chimes of Midnight, and Doctor Who: The Holy Terror, amongst others, and also Doctor Who: Jubilee, an adventure starring Sixth Doctor Colin Baker (who took the role in the TV series from 1984-1986) which was later remade as the 2005 Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston) TV story Dalek. His recent work includes a collection of his plays, Caustic Comedies, and the short story collections Tiny Deaths, Love Songs for Shy and Cynical and Everyone's Just So So Special, the last of which has recently won Best Collection at the British Fantasy Awards.
Both authors will be sharing a session on Sunday 14 October at 12pm (midday) entitled Doctor Who and Beyond, which will include, amongst other delights, Nev reading a section of Mervyn Stone adventure Geek Tragedy. The event takes place in the Art Gallery of Treasure House in Beverley, and tickets are £5 and can be bought here: http://www.beverley-literature-festival.org/
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