Thursday, 31 July 2014

Author Of New Doctor Who eBook Revealed!

Puffin has been busy revealing a list of twelve authors throughout the year, each writing a Doctor Who story featuring a different Doctor. The authors announced so far are: Eoin Colfer, Michael Stott, Marcus Sedgwick, Philip Reeve, Patrick Ness, Richelle Mead, Malorie Blackman, Alex Scarrow, Charlie Higson and Neil Gaiman.

After much speculation on the twelfth author (writing a story with the Twelfth Doctor), we can confirm that it is Holly Black, coauthor of The Spiderwick Chronicles, who will join the list!

Black said of her involvement: 
"It's a huge honour to get to write a story in such an amazing science fiction universe, one which makes for an ultimate writer's playground with it's flexibility across time and space. I am a big fan of the series and of the Doctor himself, our alien hero who reminds us over and over of our humanity and carries a screwdriver instead of a gun." 
Black’s story is titled Lights Out, and will be available as an eBook and included in an anthology of all twelve stories, entitled 12 Doctors, 12 Stories, available from the 23 October.

[Source: The Guardian]