Commando Comic (1975)

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Launch of ‘Elinor Ostrom’s Rules for Radicals’ by Derek Wall – 1st December

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 09/11/2017 - 1:12am in

Book launch:

Elinor Ostrom’s Rules for Radicals: Cooperative Alternatives Beyond Markets & States by Derek Wall

7pm, Friday 1st December
Word Bookshop
314 New Cross Road
London, SE14 6AF

About the book

Elinor Ostrom was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Economics. Her theorising of the commons has been celebrated as groundbreaking and opening the way for non-capitalist economic alternatives, yet, many radicals know little about her. This book redresses this, revealing the indispensability of her work for green politics, left economics and radical democracy.

Ostrom has often been viewed as a conservative or managerial thinker; but Derek Wall’s analysis of her work reveals a how it is invaluable for developing a left political programme in the twenty-first century. Central to Ostrom’s work was the move ‘beyond panaceas’; transforming institutions to widen participation, promote diversity and favour cooperation over competition. She regularly challenged academia as individualist, narrow and elitist and promoted a radical take on education, based on participation. Her investigations into how we share finite resources has radical implications for the Green movement and her rubric for a functioning collective ownership is highly relevant in order in achieving radical social change.

About Derek Wall

Derek Wall is the author of numerous books including Elinor Ostrom’s Rules for Radicals (Pluto, 2017), Economics After Capitalism (Pluto, 2015), The Rise of the Green Left (Pluto, 2010) and The Sustainable Economics of Elinor Ostrom (Routledge, 2014). He teaches Political Economy at Goldsmiths College, University of London and was International Co-ordinator of the Green Party of England and Wales.

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Dead Woman Laughing Available on CD

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 12/09/2017 - 7:13am in


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 Fantom)Fantom has announced the release of an audio version of Daphne Ashbrook's autobiography, read by the author.

The actress, who played Dr. Grace Holloway alongside Eight Doctor Paul McGann, first released her biography in 2012.

Witty, self-effacing and painfully honest; the themes of life, death and laughter come together as Daphne Ashbrook recounts her many on-and off-screen scrapes with mortality. Packed with rich anecdotes from her career in TV, stage and film, this refreshingly candid and conversational memoir spans a childhood in a theatrical family to pulling back the curtain of Hollywood, revealing the glamour and ridiculousness of a business mired in a struggle between art and profit.

Known for both her comic timing and deep emotional portrayals, Daphne has appeared in many TV and film roles including the 1996 Doctor Who movie, in which she played the role of Dr. Grace Holloway and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as the titular character in Melora. Reflecting on her life and her career, Daphne discovers the surprising patterns and hilarious absurdities that accompany being a modern-day professional actor. The result is an amusing, informative and intimate memoir. Co-produced by Spokenworld Audio, Dead Woman Laughing is now available unabridged over 5 CDs priced £15.99.

Doctor Who News

How to Order my Afghanistan Book

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 04/09/2017 - 4:55am in

Legendary newsman Dan Rather recommended my book a little while back. As a result of his kind words, however, Amazon is running short of copies. But don’t worry! You can order autographed copies directly from me here.

New Book: “Universal Basic Income: Pennies From Heaven” by Paul O’Brien

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 02/09/2017 - 11:09pm in


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Author and academic Paul O’Brien explores the arguments for and against the idea of Universal Basic Income and explains how it might work in practice. Paul O’Brien is a member of Basic Income Ireland, an affiliates of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN). The book—published on the 26 May 2017—explores themes that the group have been discussing for some years.

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Black Archive - Update

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 22/08/2017 - 7:53am in


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Obverse Books have announced a change in the schedule for the Black Archive series of books.

The Black Archive explores the making of specific Doctor Who stories, analysing in detail the stories selected.

The previously-announced 2018 release of The Twin Dilemma has been put on hold indefinitely. Instead Jon Arnold, author of the acclaimed the Black Archive #1: Rose will be stepping into the breach with a study of Steven Moffat’s debut story as showrunner, and Matt Smith’s as the 11th Doctor, The Eleventh Hour.

The Black Archive schedule now runs as follows:

  • January – The Black Archive #15: Carnival of Monsters
  • by Ian Potter

  • February – The Black Archive #16: Full Circle
  • by John Toon

  • March – The Black Archive #17: The Impossible Planet / The Satan Pit
  • by Simon BucherJones

  • April – The Black Archive #18: Marco Polo
  • by Dene October

  • May – The Black Archive #19: The Eleventh Hour
  • by Jon Arnold

  • June – The Black Archive #20: Face the Raven
  • by Sarah Groenewegen

  • July – The Black Archive #21: Heaven Sent
  • by Kara Dennison

  • August – The Black Archive #22: Hell Bent
  • by Alyssa Franke

  • September – The Black Archive #23: The Curse of Fenric
  • by Una McCormack

  • October – The Black Archive #24: The Time Warrior
  • by Matthew Kilburn

  • November – The Black Archive #25: Doctor Who (1996)
  • by Paul Driscoll

  • December – The Black Archive #26: The Dæmons
  • by Matt Barber

Titles for 2019 will be announced in due course.

Doctor Who News

Montmorency Montgomery Bear

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 14/08/2017 - 6:55am in


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The name Terry Molloy might ring a bell with a few of you who visit our blog. He’s one of the actors to have portrayed Davros on the show. Anyway, why we mention him is he’s written a new children’s book.

The first book from actor Terry Molloy, telling the tale of Montmorency Montgomery Bear.

Terry Molloy first met Monty, when he was but a Youngling. They shared every adventure together until one day, they were parted and Monty was left to languish in a box in the attic. But have no fear! Monty and his Youngling were reunited and their friendship rekindled, ready for new adventures.

Written is verse, with charming illustrations by Paul Magrs, this book is set to become a favourite with Younglings of all ages.

Pre order a signed copy direct from FBS, to receive it before official publication and as always, with some special extras. You can go direct to the shop page here where you can purchase it for £6.99. £1 off the RRP.

Terry Molloy is best known for his role of Davros in Doctor Who in the 1980s as also for playing Micke Tucker, the milkman, in Radio 4’s The Archers. Paul Magrs is well known as an author of many books and audio plays.. He is also a talented artist and this is his first set of illustrations for a book.

SPAIN: New book published: “Renta Básica contra la incertidumbre”

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 28/07/2017 - 8:59pm in

The new Spanish book "Basic Income against Uncertainty" updates the most important developments in basic income and discusses recent writings.

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The 2ndth Pan Book of Horror Stories (1973)

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 21/07/2017 - 7:00pm in

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While many of Pan's horror collections dealt with typical horror fare – the supernatural, the black arts, and murder – The 2ndth Pan Book of Horror Stories, published in Scarfolk in 1973, collected stories about the most fearful abomination in all of creation: mankind.

Mankind was the only organism to top both the government's list of greatest threats and its list of most endangered species and it's very likely there was a correlation.

Scarfolk Council was particularly keen to emphasise the potential rarity, thus value, of humans. It had bred thousands of useless people in a secret eugenics experiment, which had run out of funds, and needed to sell off the surplus to recoup some of its losses.

Unfortunately, the council flooded the market. By 1975, a small group of nondescript humans could be picked up for as little as £25 and as the decade drew to a close charity shops were full of them. Eventually, a landfill site was opened and the council gave all the unwanted people the bus fare that would take them to their final resting place.