Science Fiction


Vespiform attacking a 1920's aeroplane

It’s always curious to see real life and fiction blur – this week’s Dr Who adventure which was inspired by a cover of an Agatha Christie book:

Although Russell T Davies recounted that he was disappointed the book didn’t actually feature a giant wasp.. the book makes it into the final minute of the episode the Unicorn and the Wasp as the Doctor recounts to his assistant that Agatha Christie novels are enjoyed after the year five billion.

The book was Death in the Air, and the cover art was by Tom Adams – there’s a good website with more information about the artist, and a selection of prints available to buy, although sadly none of the giant-wasp-attacking an 1920’s aeroplane. Perhaps they’ll get bombarded with requests from Dr Who fans.

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