Undercurrents © Copyright 1990, 1991 by James Ide.
Undercurrents online version © Copyright 1999 by New Moon.
Original Illustrations © Copyright 1999 by Leslie Mundy.
Blake's 7 and all the characters belong to the BBC and Terry Nation.
No infringement of any existing copyright is intended or implied.
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"There are plenty of surprises for the Blake's 7 fan. Ide takes
constants from the BBC series and presents a whole new set of
variables... If you enjoy Blake's 7, you will enjoy
Undercurrents." -- Christy Gray, Who's Times
"[James Ide's] style is both clean and entertaining, and I think
he's going to become a major name in Blake's 7 fan fiction."
-- Michael Macomber, Liberator's Log
"I define 'skillfully crafted' as a story that keeps me turning
the pages as well as involved with the characters. Undercurrents
did that rather nicely." -- Jean Graham, The Revel Times
Author's Note from the First Edition
Not so long ago, I discovered Blake's 7 quite by accident one Sunday
night on my local PBS station, and it struck me immediately as
being the most entertaining television programme I had ever
seen. Not because it was perfect, but because it was so beautifully
theatrical and so alive. Everyone who ever played a
part in bringing Blake's 7 to life, the actors, writers,
directors, producers, technicians, assistant assistant assistants,
gofers, tea ladies-- in short, everyone who contributed to
creating the wonderful entertainment of Blake's 7,
must be very proud indeed to have been part of it.
This novel was written as an entertainment, too-- in fact, I
had intended only to write an amusing story for my cousin, a
Blake's 7 fan of many years standing, but, much to my
surprise, it turned into something more...
And the result is now being published in fandom. I only hope you
all enjoy reading this book as much as I enjoyed watching
James Ide, New Moon
If this book were to include a bibliography, the following would be
cited: "Avon: A Terrible Aspect" by Paul Darrow. An amazing depth
of interpretation can be achieved by both writers and actors when a
character has some history, but, when one has a complete
biography to draw from--! I'd have to be a fool not to
seize such an advantage. Thank you for the biography, Mr. Darrow. --JI
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