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Pauline Morgan has recently reviewed VALLIS TIMORIS for the Birmingham SF Group's newsletter, and she has very kindly allowed me to reproduce it here.
VALLIS TIMORIS by Mike Chinn and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Fringeworks, Kindle edition £3.86, £11.99 paperback, 289 pages. ISBN: 978-1-909573-24-6 Copyright is a tricky minefield to navigate. Different countries interpret it differently. Once an author dies, there is a period of time before their works become out of copyright. It means that the publications can be reprinted without any royalties paid or permission required from the estate. It also means that characters created by the out-of-copyright author become available for further adventures involving them to be penned. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is out of copyright and his most celebrated character, Sherlock Holmes, is in the public domain. As a result, the BBC have created a modern version of Holmes which worked brilliantly.
Adrian Middleton has taken advantage of the situation by creati…