July 8th, 2012


July Books 11) The Mermaids Singing, by Lisa Carey

I had got hold of this book under the mistaken impression that it belonged on my list of science fiction and fantasy set in Ireland (which I need to update), but in fact there is no sfnal content at all, just a rather well-done story of three generations of women from an island off the Connemara coast; they go back and forth to America, the fall in love, they give birth to each other, one of them dies at the beginning of the book but we get flashbacks to her story throughout. Not what I expected, but not bad.

(leedy, were you aware of this writer?)

Wrath of the Iceni, Energy of the Daleks, Trail of the White Worm/The Oseidon Adventure

Catching up here with several months' worth of the new Tom Baker / Louise Jameson audios, which are well worth investing in.

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I don't think any of these is really very penetrable for non-Who fans - perhaps the most accessible is Energy of the Daleks, which is also the least good. The others are all excellent news for those of us who are still in part in the Fourth Doctor era.