What’s ‘Wiffle Lever To Full’?
‘Guaranteed to make you yearn for days of yore… don’t be surprised to find yourself laughing at more in-jokes than you care to admit’ **** – Focus
‘This could have been cod-Nick Hornby or Dave Gorman-lite, but Fischer has found his own voice… a lively and wryly-written funny account of a year attending genre conventions, laced with 1980s nostalgia’ 8/10 – Dreamwatch
‘A joyous, irreverent celebration of Britain’s secret love of the bizarre’ – Gay Times
‘Fischer sprinkles in some wonderful period imagery… con-goers, of which I confess I’m one, will adore the wittily affectionate portrait he paints of their amiable tribe’ – The Crack
‘It’s hilarious… For anyone who has ever liked any of this stuff, there’s laughter and nostalgia aplenty’ – Nottingham Evening Post
‘Funny and affectionate’ – Time Out
I went to them purely as a fan of all this stuff, but after a few I started to think there was a good book to be written about this crazy, obsessive, brilliant parallel universe. I’d never done anything like this before, but I started writing up a few choice stories and sent them out to some friendly-looking literary agents.
As a result, my book ‘Wiffle Lever To Full!’ has now been published by Hodder & Stoughton. It’s part travelogue, part field report and part memoir of growing up in the 1970s and 80s as a sci-fi fan. It’s full of Daleks, Death Stars and dreamy-eyed nostalgia for a world where the Doctor always won the day and there was usually beans-on-toast for tea.
It’s meant to be really warm and affectionate, and just a celebration of both these crazy films and shows, and of the splendid people that devote their lives to loving them. Oh, and it’s available to buy now! At all good online retailers (and a few rubbish ones as well, probably…)