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The Origins of Blake’s 7 Novelised!
The complete first series of Terry Nation’s Blake’s 7 is today published as a premium hardback novelisation box set for the first time, exclusively available from Big Finish Productions.
The BBC sci-fi classic launched in 1978 – with the first season’s final episode originally airing 45 years ago today – following Roj Blake and a group of outcasts rebelling against the Federation.
Now, Blake’s 7 fans can relive the first 14 TV episodes in a brand-new set of seven hardback books written by seven acclaimed sci-fi authors and authorised by the Terry Nation Estate.
Blake’s 7: Origins is now available to own for just £99.99 (plus postage & packing) exclusively here. Each book comprises two stories adapted from the TV series, the original scripts and other source material.
The seven book titles and authors are as following:
The Way Back/Space Fall by Paul Cornell
Cygnus Alpha/Time Squad by Marc Platt
The Web/Seek-Locate-Destroy by Gary Russell
Mission to Destiny/Duel by Jacqueline Rayner
Project Avalon/Breakdown by Steve Cole
Bounty/Deliverance by Una McCormack
Orac/Redemption by James Goss
Producer and Commissioning Editor Peter Anghelides said: “It's been a joy working on these books. These aren't just transcripts of the original stories – each of the authors bring something from their own interests and experiences to them. As it's starting with the very first episode, you can read them all and discover Blake’s 7 for yourself.
“The idea was that they'd be written by people who were known for being Blake’s 7 enthusiasts and to my delight, I got all of my first choices. Even better, everyone got their first choice for the episodes they wanted to write which was almost too good to believe.”
Praise for Blake’s 7: Origins:
“The raw and gritty early days of this classic British sci-fi saga are grippingly retold in this handsomely-presented, briskly-readable boxset of new novelisations. Even long-time fans will find these nuanced retellings endlessly compelling and often surprising.”
– Starburst Magazine
“A thoroughly entertaining collection of novellas that expand our understanding of the characters and situations of the universe we met in Blake’s 7’s first year (and a bit). Roll on the remaining episodes of Series B!”
– Sci-Fi Bulletin
“Regenerating the first series of Blake’s 7 – all thirteen episodes, plus one pinched from Series 2 – into seven novelisations is a huge undertaking. It’s almost like archaeology, putting something together from bits and pieces, to form an interpretation of the whole... Origins is undoubtedly a massive achievement."
The premium hardback printed books are available to buy together in a single collection for just £99.99 (plus postage & packing) here. These books are not available to buy separately.
All the above prices include the special pre-order discount and are subject to change after general release in April 2023.