P.R.O.B.E. Range Editor James Hornby spoke with author Stuart Douglas about his story in P.R.O.B.E.: Out of the Shadows. Available to purchase on Amazon. P.R.O.B.E. © BBV Productions, used under license.
Q: How did you get involved with P.R.O.B.E.: Out of the Shadows?
I was talking to Hunter about something else entirely and he mentioned that there was a PROBE collection in the pipeline. I've obviously always been interested in the Wilderness Years of Who, so I asked if I could be involved. And James got back a couple of days later to say 'yes'!
Q: What can the audience expect to see from your story in Out of the Shadows?
Hopefully, a story grounded in real people, in real locations, dealing with seemingly unreal events. It's set in Manchester, for the main, and has elements of both sf and horror in it.
Q: How did you find the writing process?
Pretty straightforward. The basic idea was one I'd had in my head for a while and when it came to writing it, it felt like it was a story which wanted to be told (which isn't always the case!)
Q: What are you most proud of about your story?
I've wanted to use the final setting for 'The 262' in a story for a long time, so I was delighted finally to get the chance!
Q: Where else can we find your work?
I've written several Sherlock Holmes novels for Titan Books, as well as published well over a hundred books as part of Obverse Books (obversebooks.co.uk), covering everything from Doctor Who to Christmas stories about David Bowie, many of which I variously edited, appeared in or just generally messed about with.
P.R.O.B.E.: Out of the Shadows is available to purchase on Amazon.
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