Olive Hawthorne is the sole guardian of the sleepy village of Devil’s End. She protects the world from the incursion of demons, vampires, aliens and all manner of otherworldly creatures. But she is getting old … and they keep coming …
This is the story of Olive’s life. From her earliest days, through teenage years, middle age, and now old age. Tales of her adventures with monsters and evil … forever battling against the forces of darkness … and forever seeking to keep the world safe.
Written by Suzanne Barbieri, Debbie Bennett, Raven Dane, Jan Edwards, David J Howe and Sam Stone, and edited by Sam Stone, The Dæmons of Devil’s End is the story of one woman’s exciting and emotional life.
With a Foreword by by actress Damaris Hayman and an Afterword by producer/director Keith Barnfather. Also includes a special ‘Dossier’ by Andrew-Mark Thompson of artifacts recovered from the UNIT vaults.
The Dæmons of Devil’s End is based on, and expands upon, the Reeltime Pictures drama production White Witch of Devil’s End released on DVD by Koch Media and available from www.timetraveltv.com. It also spins off from the 1971 BBC Doctor Who adventure ‘The Dæmons’. All characters are used with permission of the relevant rights owners. This book has not been licensed or approved by the BBC or any of its affiliates.
ALSO AVAILABLE AS A SPECIAL EDITION
183pp. B-format paperback short story collection/novelisation.
Published November 2017
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
PROLOGUE, THE INHERITANCE, EPILOGUE
Horror and fantasy writer Sam Stone began her professional writing career in 2007 when her first novel won the Silver Award for Best Novel in the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards. Since then she has gone on to write 15 novels (Including The Vampire Gene Series, The Jinx Chronicles), five novellas (The Kat lightfoot Mysteries, The Darkness Within), two horror collections (Zombies in New York and Other Bloody Jottings, Cthuhlhu and Other Monsters) and over 40 short stories. She has since expanded her writing to audio, stage and screen. Stone’s works can be found in paperback, audio, screen and e-book, and she is the commissioning editor of Telos Publishing’s Moonrise digital imprint. www.sam-stone.com
Writer and musician Suzanne Barbieri‘s first published written work was an analysis of the mythological and occult themes of the work of Clive Barker entitled Clive Barker: Mythmaker for the Millennium from the British Fantasy Society. Since then she has had numerous short stories published, including ‘Its Secret Diary’, which was nominated for a BSFA (British Science Fiction Association) award. As a singer and musician she has provided vocals for many artists and companies, and also produces solo work under the project name of Beloved Aunt. suzannebarbieri.wordpress.com
THE CAT WHO WALKED THROUGH WORLDS
Debbie Bennett tells lies and makes things up. Sometimes people pay her for it. She mostly writes dark and gritty crime thrillers and claims to get her inspiration from the day job – but if she told you about that, she’d have to kill you afterwards. www.debbiebennett.co.uk
Jan Edwards is a Sussex-born writer now living in the West Midlands with her husband and obligatory cats. She was a Master Locksmith for twenty years but also tried her hand at bookselling, microfiche photography, livery stable work, motorcycle sales and market gardening. She is a practising Reiki Master. She won a Winchester Slim Volume prize and her short fiction can be found in crime, horror and fantasy anthologies in UK, US and Europe; including The Mammoth Book of Dracula and The Mammoth Book of Moriarty. janedwardsblog.wordpress.com
David J Howe has been involved with Doctor Who research and writing for over thirty years. He wrote the book Reflections: The Fantasy Art of Stephen Bradbury for Dragon’s World Publishers and has contributed short fiction to Peeping Tom, Dark Asylum, Decalog, Dark Horizons, Kimota, Perfect Timing, Perfect Timing II, Missing Pieces, Shrouded by Darkness and Murky Depths, and factual articles to James Herbert: By Horror Haunted and The Radio Times Guide to Science Fiction. Another notable work of fiction is talespinning, a collection containing David’s many short story pieces and screenplays. www.howeswho.co.uk
Raven Dane is an award-winning fantasy author whose published works include the highly acclaimed Legacy of the Dark Kind series of dark fantasy/sci-fi vampire crossover novels (Blood Tears, Blood Lament and Blood Alliance). Raven’s skills in fiction don’t end there: her comedy fantasy The Unwise Woman of Fuggis Mire – a scurrilous spoof of high fantasy clichés – was met with great enthusiasm by the reading public. In more recent years Raven has met with critical acclaim for her steampunk/occult adventures Cyrus Darian and the Technomicron and Cyrus Darian and the Ghastly Horde which are being republished by Telos in their Moonrise imprint Steampunk Visions.
Andrew-Mark Thompson is a freelance graphic designer based in Derby. At various points over the past few decade he has found employment as a shop assistant, actor, special effects designer, stuntman, writer, museum guide, radio presenter, puppeteer, dancer, call centre operator, cowboy, graphic designer, drop-in centre co-ordinator and theme park rides manager. He also edited and wrote for a handful of Doctor Who and cult TV fanzines during the ’80s and ’90s. He is currently one of the organisers of Whooverville, which takes place in Derby every year around September-ish. He is single and was recently adopted by a stray cat. andydrewz64.blogspot.co.uk