Christmas Present
December 20, 2012 11:28 AM   Subscribe

The Ghosts of Christmas - A spooky SF story for Christmas by Paul Cornell.
posted by Artw (4 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Made a bit more poignant if you know Cornell has a two month old son.

(and by "a bit", I mean it made me want to hug him so much even though I'm sure this character isn't an author proxy.)

I feel like I told this story before but a quick search doesn't reveal it. I ran into Paul Cornell at a Doctor Who convention a few years back in between his panels, and I told him that I'd really enjoyed the recent Captain Britain and MI: 13 and had specifically brought the first issue with me for him to sign but had left it in my room. I assumed that I'd stand in a line and get him to sign it. Later in the day, he saw me in the lobby and asked me if I had the book with me yet. So even if he hadn't written some of my favorite Doctor Who stories, I'd have a pretty soft spot for him.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 12:38 PM on December 20, 2012 [1 favorite]

posted by penduluum at 1:50 PM on December 20, 2012

More free Cornell online, mostly audio from StarShipSofa.
posted by Artw at 2:16 PM on December 20, 2012

Wow, that was haunting and lovely. Thanks for posting.
posted by Mchelly at 4:07 PM on December 20, 2012

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