I read Shearman's Dalek book. Not a bad book but not to my taste. Much of it is taken up with very unpleasant back stories for incidental characters doing horrendous things or having them done to them. Doctor and Rose mostly ciphers in their own book. It's well written and by no means bad but too nasty for my tastes.
I finished Revelation this morning. Rather lurches to a badly edited conclusion, but the 'extra bits not seen on TV' made it interesting from the point of view of seeing more into Saward's thinking, even if some of it was a bit weird.
Sadly though Wheel and Evil go for over fifty quid a piece at the moment (I suspect there had been an increase due to the recent two DWMs bringing the books back to people's attention as they weren't going for that much in Jan) but I will pick off the McCoys as I see them.
Been reading the first issue of DWAS's revamped TARDIS zine this week, vol 17 number 1. First proper new issue since the 90s. It has a Season 14 theme, presumably to coincide with the BR release as this issue came out last year. Nice mixture of new content and vintage interviews/articles from the original mid-70s DWAS publications. Interesting how the initial reaction to The Deadly Assassin wasn't far off how we took the Timeless Child stuff ("Timelord names are supposed to be unpronounceable! This is awful!").
There's a second issue out now themed around Season 24.
Dipped my toe in The Target Storybook but the first two stories haven't really impressed. Being an anthology there may be some gems in here but I'm not sure I want to wade through 400 pages to find them. I may just spin on to the Terrance Dicks story, which is obviously the reason for buying this anyway.
Agreed. The first one is one of the best ones they've done for a long time (Dalek comics special aside, a very different beast)
And adding a preorder option is a result given recent difficulties obtaining them both in shops and online
The difficulty is only if you want them immediately. If you wait a month, Smiths is always overflowing with them. They just don't get the first run. Mine had armloads of Dalek Chronicles and still has loads of 1965 books.