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There’s a trio of audiobook tales to treasure from The Worlds of Blake’s 7, due for release throughout 2021 and 2022 from Big Finish Productions.
The stories are today revealed for The Rule of Death, Bayban Ascending and Zero Point, three new full-length tie-in audiobooks from the worlds of Terry Nation’s original BBC TV series. These tales invite listeners to discover a Clone Master living in secret, go on a journey into a mercenary killer’s past and enter a crime syndicate with the crew of the starship Liberator – with more at stake than ever before...
Producer Xanna Eve Chown said: “I’m really excited for these three audiobooks! We get to meet old acquaintances such as the Clone Masters, explore the shady world of the Terra Nostra and, of course, find out more about the majestic – and utterly ruthless – Bayban the Butcher (‘Babe' to his friends)!”
Due for release in September 2021, The Rule of Death is a full-length audiobook written by Trevor Baxendale and is released alongside full cast box set The Clone Masters, which revisits original script editor Chris Boucher’s enigmatic race from the TV episode, Weapon.
When Orac picks up information about a Clone Master living in secret on an outlying planet, Blake is intrigued.
Then, a message from the freed bond-slave, Rashel, makes visiting the outpost a priority: the Blake Clone is dying. But things are never as straightforward as they seem, and with psycho-strategist Carnell lurking in the shadows, this visit soon becomes a life or death battle for all the Liberator crew…
The Worlds of Blake’s 7 – The Rule of Death is available to pre-order as a digital download (at £9.99) at www.bigfinish.com.
Then, in December 2021, listeners can hear Nigel Fairs’ Bayban Ascending, the tie-in audiobook which accompanies the full cast box set Bayban the Butcher, which also features the return of the eponymous career criminal first seen in 1980’s City at the Edge of the World.
My mother… Oh yes, I had a mother. Wonderful woman. Truly evil person. She had a saying. “Babe,” she used to say – she called me Babe. “Babe,” she used to say. “Treat every hour as though it’s your last.”
Son is a diligent menial worker on the planet Calross. He has no idea who his father is. He lives with his mother by the Federation Factory where he works. He has two friends: a computer geek called Vann and a manual worker called Olag Gan. Son is having a secret relationship with Vel, Gan’s woman. She tells him that she is able to channel her psychic gift through a broken piece of necklace that she stole from an ancient burial site on one of the outer worlds.
Holding the broken necklace, Son has a vision that he will achieve greatness. When it comes true, he decides to find its missing parts hiring a grizzled old pilot called ‘Bayban the Butcher’ to help him…
Finally, in January 2022, Zero Point by Scott Harrison is released alongside box set The Terra Nostra (three new full-cast audio dramas that dive deep into the murky underworld of the dangerous organisation first encountered in the TV story, Shadow).
During a skirmish with a small patrol of Federation pursuit ships, Orac is badly damaged. There is only one person who can repair the super-computer: Federation Doctor Brynn Pellas. Tarrant takes Orac to her base, unaware that the planet she lives on is now under the control of the Terra Nostra – and Pellas is in the crime syndicate's back pocket. Pellas can repair Orac – but first, the Liberator crew must steal a secret Federation weapon for the Terra Nostra. Codename: Zero Point.
Please note that Big Finish is currently operating a digital-first release schedule. The mailout of collector’s edition CDs will be delayed, but all purchases of this release unlock a digital copy that can be immediately downloaded or played on the Big Finish app from the release date.