Anderson Entertainment is spreading its wings into all forms of books across a host of brands staring with Thunderbirds: Terror from the Stars
The new books will be based on classic Anderson properties, as well as many new projects, available, in production or planned. The publishing project begins with novels – a series of stories originally published in the 1960s and 1970s. These are now being reprinted and repackaged for a modern audience. In particular the books will target a growing fanbase of all ages now able to access Anderson classics on both linear and streaming services. The books will be available in four formats: as physical print books in hardback (with slight adjustments to the content for a 2021 audience), as Kindle e-books, as digital audio downloads and as packaged audiobooks, including extras.
Thunderbirds: Terror from the Stars
, an adaptation of John Theydon’s 1965 book Thunderbirds, is the first of the new books. The audiobook version features both narration and a full cast, with characters voiced by such major names as Dead Ringers favourite Jon Culshaw and Harry Potter star Genevieve Gaunt. It’s available from Big Finish
Late 2021 will see more – very different – new titles. One will be a two-volume anthology of comic strips based on the enormously popular live action Anderson show UFO
. It’s the first time all the UFO
comic strips have been collected in book form.
The second book will be a Moonbase Alpha technical manual, a guide to the scientific research centre that is home to the cast of Space: 1999
. It’s a coffee table book in the style of a 1970s technical manual but updated with new written material and hundreds of newly commissioned images. It will also be the first truly authoritative guide to the iconic Moonbase – a must for fans of the hit 1970s live action show.
Whatever else Anderson Entertainment has planned, we’ve already noted a few titles for our Christmas list, and expect these will prove very popular.