Sil is worried, very worried, which doesn’t keep his reptilian skin in the best condition! Confined in a cold detention cell on the Moon, awaiting a deportation hearing for trial over drugs offences on Earth, he faces a death sentence if the application is successful and he is found guilty. And his employers at the Universal Monetary Fund aren’t pleased either. Not at all.
As time runs out and friends desert him, Sil must use all of his devious, vile, underhanded, ruthless and amoral business acumen to survive.
Can he possibly slime his way out of this one?
Sil and the Devil Seeds of Arodor is based on, and expands upon, the Reeltime Pictures drama production Sil and the Devil Seeds of Arodor, originally released in 2019 and available from www.timetraveltv.com. It also spins off from the 1985 BBC Doctor Who adventure ‘Vengeance on Varos’, and 1986’s ‘The Trial of a Time Lord’ parts 5 to 8. All characters used with permission.
This book has not been licensed or approved by the BBC or any of its affiliates.
Sil and the Devil Seeds of Arodor is written by Philip Martin, who created the character of Sil and wrote the original script for the film.
B-format paperback novelisation.
Published April 2020
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Philip Martin was born in Liverpool in 1938 and started his career as an actor, training at RADA in the early ’60s. He made many television and stage appearances including in the film The Loneliness of a Long Distance Runner. In the late ’60s he was writing for series such as Z-Cars, and in 1974 he wrote the series Gangsters for the BBC. In 1977 he was resident dramatist at the Liverpool Playhouse and his work there included the plays Dead Soldiers, A Tide in the Affairs of Women and Sambo. Also in 1977 he won the Imperial Tobacco prize for best original radio play. He has written extensively for television and radio, including several Play for Today contributions and episodes of Star Cops, Shoestring and Tandoori Nights. For Doctor Who he wrote ‘Vengeance on Varos’ for the twenty-second season and ‘The Trial of a Time Lord’ parts 5 to 8 for the twenty-third. He was also scheduled to write a story called ‘Mission to Magnus’ involving Sil and the Ice Warriors for the abandoned, initial version of the twenty-third season. He continues to work in radio drama and on television and was the Senior Radio Drama Producer at BBC Pebble Mill at the end of the ’80s. More recently he wrote for the Virtual Murder (1992) series and was involved in Thirty Minute Theatre: A Scent of Myrrh (1995).