Out Now! Bayban the Butcher - Bayban Ascending Novel
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The Worlds of Blake's 7 - Bayban the Butcher: Bayban Ascending
by Nigel Fairs

My mother… Oh yes, I had a mother. Wonderful woman. Truly evil person. She had a saying. “Babe,” she used to say – she called me Babe. “Babe,” she used to say. “Treat every hour as though it’s your last.”

Son is a diligent menial worker on the planet Calross. He has no idea who his father is. He lives with his mother by the Federation Factory where he works. He has two friends: a computer geek called Vann and a manual worker called Olag Gan. Son is having a secret relationship with Vel, Gan’s woman. She tells him that she is able to channel her psychic gift through a broken piece of necklace that she stole from an ancient burial site on one of the outer worlds.

Holding the broken necklace, Son has a vision that he will achieve greatness. When it comes true, he decides to find its missing parts hiring a grizzled old pilot called Bayban the Butcher to help him...

Celebrating a decade of Blake's 7 at Big Finish, the second of three collectable tie-in novels in the Worlds of Blake's 7 range was released today, and is now available as a handsome hardback and eBook from from Big Finish here: Bayban Ascending Novel.

Range Producer Peter Anghelides said: “Nigel’s script for the audiobook works wonderfully well. I thought it was a shame that Blake’s 7 fans couldn’t read the original script for themselves, as it captures the brilliant and brutal Bayban and his pre-TV entourage in such vivid detail. It’s wonderful to now present it in this handsome printed edition for Blake’s 7 fans to savour Nigel’s prose.”

Author Nigel Fairs added: “The pleasure of writing a script for Colin Baker is that he loves language, as do I. So, when I was commissioned to write Bayban Ascending it was a joy to have Colin's voice in my head whilst I was writing and I urge everyone to keep his voice in mind when reading the novel!

"I really enjoyed giving the character of Bayban an interesting back-story that one might not necessarily have expected.”

The full cast audio drama box set, Bayban the Butcher, starring Colin Baker, Sally Knyvette, Michael Keating and Stephen Greif is available on CD and Download here, and our spoiler-free review is here: Bayban the Butcher.

The full range of Blake's 7 audio dramas and books from Big Finish can be found here.