One of the best things about writing stories set in the Haisman Universe and the world of “Classic Doctor Who” is how massively passionate the fandom is. I’ve referred to it before as being given access to the best toybox in the world, but that doesn’t ever mean the toys are mine. I’m a firm believer that stories, once told, can take on a life of their own. Characters like Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, William Travers, Dame Anne Bishop, Lucy Wilson and Hobo Kostinen, all have a life beyond the words written down on the page. If I’m lucky, very lucky, the stories that I write live on past then in the minds and memories of the people who read them.
Copyright might dictate who can officially write for these characters, and I’m very privileged to be one of Candy Jar’s stable of authors, but nobody can really own characters after a little while. As soon as a kid picks up a stick and uses their imagination to transform it into a sonic screwdriver, the genie is out of the bottle.
Now, when it comes to Doctor Who, there are few parts of the fandom as passionate and as well versed in the lore of the universe as the team at Travelling the Vortex and I have to confess that when I found out they had reviewed Curse of the Mirror Clowns I was a little nervous to hear what they thought of it.
Spoiler Alert: They liked it 😉
You can hear the full review here: https://travelingthevortex.com/8696/