The Black Archive #5: Image of the Fendahl

No. 5 of 66 in the The Black Archive books series
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By:Simon Bucher-Jones
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Released:  May 2016
Publisher:  Obverse Books
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Note:  A print-on-demand edition (linked via the Lulu logo above) was released in November 2016 to allow Australia/NZ readers to order the book with much cheaper postage costs. It is identical to the original version, except for having a glossy cover instead of the original’s matt cover.

Cover blurb:
‘12 million years ago... evolution went up a blind alley.’

Image of the Fendahl (1977) is a fusion of the Gothic Doctor Who story with the colder post-Gothic tradition of Nigel Kneale and HP Lovecraft. It builds on the success of Chris Boucher’s earlier scripts to create a classic of the series, and still works as an adventure drama for a modern audience. It functions as a human drama, a scientific puzzle, a horror story, and a masterpiece of unease.

Simon Bucher-Jones has written or co-written five novels for Doctor Who and its spinoffs.

Book-length looks at single Doctor Who stories from 1963 to the present day

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