Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Doctor Who: Ninth Doctor Adventure Author Revealed

Charlie Higson has today been confirmed as the author of the ninth title in the series of short stories to celebrate Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary. 'The Beast of Babylon' will feature the Ninth Doctor, Christopher Eccleston, and has been penned by the author of the phenomenally successful 'Young Bond' series.

When a girl called Ali pockets a silver orb that falls from the sky, little does she realise it’s her ticket to seeing the universe! Desperate to retrieve the mysterious object, the Ninth Doctor agrees to let her join him on a dangerous trip to ancient Babylon. Together they must join forces to stop a giant Starman from destroying Earth before it’s too late!

Higson is a renowned author, actor and comedian, who has also penned the cult thriller series 'The Enemy'. Other credits to his name include 'The Fast Show', 'The Harry Enfield Television Programme', 'The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer', 'Shooting Stars' and 'Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)'. On writing for the Doctor Who series, Higson said:
"I grew up with Doctor Who and have always been a massive fan so it's a great honour to be involved in this anniversary celebration. Russell T Davies did a great job of rebooting the series with Christopher Eccleston so to be able to write the Ninth Doctor story was a great opportunity to say thanks to the Doctor and thanks to Russell."
'The Beast of Babylon' is released on September 23rd and is available to pre-order now through Amazon and iBookstore.

[Source: Doctor Who TV]