Doctor Who: New Short Story Collection and First Writer Announced

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Late last week the BBC announced plans to release a new series of Doctor Who stories to celebrate the shows 50th anniversary. The e-books, which will start to roll out as part of the build up to the 50th anniversary, which will take place on November 23.

Each story will centre on one of the Doctors incarnations and it has just been announced that Eoin Colfer (author of the bestselling ‘Artemis Fowl’ series) has penned the very first short story, which features William Hartnell’s first Doctor.

This first story in the series of short stories will be titled ‘A Big Hand For The Doctor’ and will be released on 23 January.

There will also be a video of each author posted every month on its YouTube account, with the first video appearing on January 11. Further announcements about other children’s writers that will write Doctor Who adventures for this series will be announced on the Doctor Who facebook page.

The BBC revealed that a paperback of the stories will be published by Puffin in November 2013.



Publisher Juliet Matthews said: “We are delighted to have 11 sensational children’s authors involved in the series, all bringing an individual style, imagination and interpretation to their eshort tribute to the Doctor.”

Series seven of Doctor Who continues airing April 2013 in the US and UK.


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