Bob Baker’s Sky Adaptation Released in Hardback

Bob Baker, co-creator of K9, has released a brand new novelisation of his hit TV series, Sky.

The 192-page book was published by Fantom earlier this year, and is based on the children’s TV show created by Baker and his frequent writing partner, Dave Martin.

“The Juganet is a circle. The circle is a machine. The machine is a cross-over point. The point is a paramagnetic intersection. That is where I must be. Not here…”

Eerie, unsettling and a benchmark production for children’s television in the 1970s, Sky was created by Doctor Who stalwarts Bob Baker and Dave Martin as one of the run of outstanding children’s dramas HTV produced in that decade.

Sky is a mixture of ecological fable, science fantasy and good, old-fashioned peril. An ethereal boy called Sky materialises on an Earth that is as unprepared for him as he is for it. He soon realises that he’s been brought to the wrong time and must seek out the Juganet to return to his correct place in reality. With the help of tearaway Arby Venner, his sister June and friend Roy he must race against time as Nature rejects Sky and the Earth’s immune system creates the evil Goodchild, who is out to stop him at all costs…

Building on the success of previous releases featuring tales from Children’s Television past, this is the first brand new novelisation from Fantom Publishing.

As well as introducing the world to K9 in The Invisible Enemy, Baker and Martin wrote The Claws of Axos, The Mutants, The Sontaran Experiment, Underworld, and The Armageddon Factor – as well as being responsible for scripting Sarah Jane’s last regular appearance in The Hand of Fear, and the 10th anniversary special serial, The Three Doctors. Baker then went on to write Nightmare of Eden on his own.

Sky, based on the series starring Marc Harrison, Stuart Lock and Cherrald Butterfield, is available now from Fantom for £14.99, or from Amazon UK for £13.48.


When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates (Kasterborous' former Editor) pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. He is the co-founder of The Doctor Who Companion:

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