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Lost in Space.

I’ve been trying to blog for over a week now, I went last Saturday to see The Effect at the National Theatre and it was just so good that every time I try to blog about it I get completely and utterly stuck. So I’m going to put that off until at least tomorrow and instead ask you lovely people a question.

I’m going to Starfury’s Serenity Forever convention in September, a 10th anniversary celebration of Firefly and Battlestar Galactica. I really love both shows so am looking forward to the convention, and am getting myself organised to rewatch both series over the next few months. I had this gorgeous book


as a birthday present, it’s over 500 pages of scripts and facts and stories, so that will add lots to my preparation.

It’s left me thinking though about the fiction I read. I can’t remember the last book I read that was set in space, and this is something I want to change. This is where you come in – I’d love recommendations of books set in space, whether wholly or partly set on spaceships, it doesn’t matter whether they’re new books or classics, MG (aimed at 8 – 12 year olds), YA or adult, I just want to pull together a list of books I can read and enjoy. So please leave me a comment with your suggestion.

Geek Stuff

New Doctor Who homeware? Yes please!

I was very excited (and my bank balance very worried) to see news of the new Doctor Who homeware range that’s being launched. The Doctor Who Home range is going to be sold by the BBC’s online shop and Selfridges later in the year, it’s made up of tableware and stationery – two of my favourite things!

I’ve got my eye on these notebooks:

Image from Design Week.

This teapot:

Photo from The Doctor Who Site.

And this pack of notebooks for starters:

Photo from The Doctor Who Site.

I’m also keen to see some of the products that I haven’t seen pictured yet like the apron and the set of mugs (though I assume that will be the same as the set of espresso cups, just mug sized). The Doctor Who Site has two posts featuring more of the range here and here, and Design Week also has a post devoted to it here though you have to ignore the inaccuracies it contains!