Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

Gallimaufry, by Colin Baker

Second paragraph of third story ("Poison Pen"):
The net result was that Jim Barksfield was doing what he had always vowed he would never do. He was now a pen-pusher, a form filler and successor to the man who had so regularly irritated him over the previous years with his seemingly dogged obsession with procedure, PR. and budgets. Now, and for the foreseeable future, he was himself to be that same irritant to others and he found the role uncomfortable.
A collection of stories by Colin Baker, the Sixth Doctor. Most of them are non-sfnal stories about crime and the law, though the very first one has a strong horror element and the last three are short Doctor Who vignettes. Quite good at the punchline, not always as good at the set-up. You can get it here (I got my own copy autographed).

This was the non-genre fiction book (with exceptions noted above) that had been languishing unread on my shelves for longest. Next on that pile is Three Daves, by Nicki Elson.
Tags: bookblog 2021, doctor who: 06, xd

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