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John Peel

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John Peel is the author of Doctor Who books and comic strips. Notably, he wrote the first original Doctor Who novel, Timewyrm: Genesys, to launch the Virgin New Adventures line. In the early 1990s he was commissioned by Target Books to write novelisations of several key Terry Nation Dalek stories of the 1960s after the rights were finally worked out. He later wrote several more original Daleks novels.

He has the distinction of being one of only three authors credited on a Target novelisation who had not either written a story for the TV series or been a part of the production team (the others were Nigel Robinson and Alison Bingeman).

Outside of Doctor Who, Peel has also written novels for the Star Trek franchise. Under the pseudonym "John Vin
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John Peel There will be indeed - in about a month! The finishing touches are now being put on "The Siege Of Dragonhome", which should be available as a print…moreThere will be indeed - in about a month! The finishing touches are now being put on "The Siege Of Dragonhome", which should be available as a print edition and e-book from Amazon in a few short weeks. I hope you enjoy it.(less)
John Peel It's because the book is out of print, I'm afraid. Some places take advantage of that and hike the prices up. I don't have any spare copies of that…moreIt's because the book is out of print, I'm afraid. Some places take advantage of that and hike the prices up. I don't have any spare copies of that one myself, so I can't sell you one. I usually buy from Abebooks.com, but you're right - those prices are crazy!(less)
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One question authors invariably get asked is: where do you get your ideas from? It's a difficult question to answer sometimes, because at times we don't know where the ideas come from. They seem to creep uninvited into our heads and won't go away until we write them down.

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Walt Disney's Zorro by Steve Frazee
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A novelization based on the Disney TV series "Zorro", this book is adapted from the first 13 episodes of season 1. It's a fun romp, and Steve Frazee has a good time with it. California in 1820 is under Spanish rule, and the new military commander of ...more
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The Blind Spot by Homer Eon Flint
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This is an odd one, a collaboration between two authors - and you can tell. The first one (Flint) wrote the first 17 chapters and then the rest of the book was finished by his friend Austin Hall. It's odd because they have utterly distinct styles, so ...more
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The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
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Omri gets a couple of odd presents for his birthday - a plastic Indian, and an old cupboard. Combined, though, they're magic, and the Indian comes to tiny life... complicating Omri's life terribly. A fun classic, nicely written and very entertaining.
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Throw the Damn Ball by R.D. Rosen
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Poetry "written" by dogs, focusing on toilet humor. It gets thin really fast.
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Treachery Trail by Harry Whittington
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A novel based on the TV series, this is actually well-plotted and fun. It gives the entire cast (even Hop Sing!) something to do, and is well worth your time if you enjoy the series. Or even if you don't.
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My Life in High Heels by Loni Anderson
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Loni Anderson played a number of characters in various TV roles, but her most famous role was when she married Burt Reynolds. He subsequently divorced her, and they went through an acrimonious set of court hearings. This is her side of the story, and ...more
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Wanted Dead or Alive by Frank Robertson
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A novel based on the TV series (though it doesn't say so on the cover). Josh Randall is a bounty hunter, after a group of murderous outlaws - for once, more for justice than the money involved. A lively, well-written book, like Robertson's other nove ...more
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Ghost Variations by Jessica Duchen
Ghost Variations
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This is a novel based on a true story, and the true story reads better than the novel. A musician gets a message from the spirit world about a missing composition by Robert Schumann and sets about finding it. The problem is that it's in a German muse ...more
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Moloka'i by Alan Brennert
Moloka'i
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Okay, disclaimer first: Alan is a friend of mine, and I've always enjoyed his writing, so it was highly unlikely I wouldn't enjoy this book. That being said, this is a fascinating novel. It's not exactly a "good" book, because almost all of the main ...more
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New Twilight Zone by Martin H. Greenberg
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This is a collection of almost all of the original stories that were adapted into teleplays for the revival of "The Twilight Zone" (1985-87), from well-known names in SF and fantasy. Lovely stories by experts in their craft. A pure delight.
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“I never make stupid mistakes - only very, very clever ones.”
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“I just want to hear something I haven't heard before”
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“There's always the possibility that you're going to come across a record that transforms your life. And it happens weekly. It's like a leaf on the stream. There are little currents and eddies and sticks lying in the water that nudge you in a slightly different direction. And then you break loose and carry on down the current. There's nothing that actually stops you and lifts you out of the water and puts you on the bank but there are diversions and distractions and alarums and excursions which is what makes life interesting really. It's fantastic.”
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