Written by Dave Stone
Foreword by Andrew Cartmel
Frontispiece art by Lee Sullivan
The second of Telos Publishing’s acclaimed Doctor Who Novellas range.
Published 28 March 2002
The Glorious Ruler of the city, Magnus Solaris, is worried: his memory is failing him; his influence deserting him; his city is falling apart. What is happening to him truly? Only the Doctor knows – and he’s not telling.
There is worse to come. As both world and time crumble, Magnus Solaris and Joey Quine will unearth secrets the like of which nobody in Hokesh could have ever possibly suspected.
Dave Stone has written any number of things, from comics and radio scripts to full-length novels, which currently include Heart of TARDIS and The Slow Empirefor the BBC Worldwide Doctor Who range andProfessor Bernice Summerfield and the Infernal Nexusfor Big Finish.
This is his first work published in the novella form, as opposed to a short story which didn’t know when to stop, and he thought that with the relatively low word count it would be easy!
He thought that but…
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Lee Sullivan trained as a wildlife and technical illustrator, then spent five years as a graphic artist for British Aerospace in Stevenage, England. He freelanced for a further five years in the advertising industry.
In 1988 Lee was introduced to the comics world by artist John Higgins and after producing colour covers for the Transformers (Marvel UK) weekly comic he illustrated a short comic strip story for the 1988/9 Annual.
He then regularly produced strips for the weekly title from issues 160 through to the early 200s. These in turn led to his work on Doctor Who Magazine (Marvel UK) and RoboCop (Marvel US).
Lee’s Doctor Who work has graced the pages of Doctor Who Magazine, the 1993Doctor Who Calendar, Radio Times and the cover of Paul Cornell’s Virgin Publishing novel Love and War amongst many others.
Other credits since 1988 include: Transformers, Thundercats, Deathshead, Wildcards, William Shatner’s TekWorld (US), 2000AD (Judge Dredd; Mercy Heights; Futureshocks; Vector 13), Marvel UK reprint covers and Action Man.
Lee also continues to produce work for educational and magazine publishing. His most recent work is BBC Online’s successful webcast Death Comes to Time – the completion of which has just been commissioned by FictionLab.
He has also contributed advertising comic strips for the Big Finish range of audio CDs, these are currently published in Doctor Who Magazine. He is also currently creating comic strips for Thunderbirds Magazine published by Redan.