I've met Paul Cornell several times, at BristolCon, and EasterCon, and Melksham, and he's alkways lived up to his reputation as one of the nicest men in SciFi. He also wrote one of my favourite Doctor Who episodes (Family of Blood), and is a good friend of my friend Cheryl.
He's now written a novel, 'London Falling' and he was in Bath at Topping and Co to read from it.
It was a bitterly cold night, but despite that there was a reasonable turnout, and it was a fun evening.
Paul talked about the book (it's all about the occult history of West Ham football club, apparently), read several extracts from the novel, and answered questions.
And, of course, afterwards, he signed copies of the book for those of us who wanted them, plus extras, so if you are in Bath and want a copy, Topping & Co should be able to meet your needs!
Several of the others who came to the event know Paul from Cons. and Paul had some time before his train home, so after the official event, a group of us popped into the pub down the road, where conversation covered issues as divergent as Fringe, the Church of England, Arrow, Wicca, Marriage Equality, and Babies.
And Paul showed us a picture of baby Tom, who looks adorable.
It was a good evening. I'm looking forward to reading the novel.