Wednesday 3 July 2013

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary - 6th Author Announced

Eleven Doctors. Eleven months. Eleven authors. Eleven stories.
A year long celebration for the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who!

The sixth instalment in a sensational series of stories celebrating the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who is written by Richelle Mead, bestselling author of Vampire Academy, Bloodlines and Age of X series.

Doctor Who is the longest running sci-fi TV show in the world and celebrates its 50th anniversary on 23rd November 2013. To celebrate, Puffin – in partnership with BBC Worldwide – is publishing an exclusive series of eleven ebook short stories each based on one of the Eleven Doctors, priced at £1.99 and released on the 23rd of each month from January to November 2013. Each story is written by a different author, bringing together some of the most exciting names in children’s fiction, from commercial blockbusters to literary award-winners. These authors will each bring their own interpretation and reimagining of their chosen Doctor to create a unique Doctor Who adventure in their own inimitable style.

Following on from short stories by Eoin Colfer, Michael Scott, Marcus Sedgwick, Philip Reeve and Patrick Ness Puffin is thrilled that Richelle Mead has written the sixth adventure in the series, based on the Sixth Doctor played by Colin Baker. Richelle Mead commented: ‘I’ve always loved watching Colin Baker as The Doctor.  When he’s on the screen, you can’t take your off eyes off of him—and no, I’m not just talking about his infamous wardrobe! Everything him about is larger than life: his personality, his ingenuity, his biting humour.  He’s one of the darker of the Doctors, and yet through it all, that heroism and need to do what’s right never fails.  That’s what makes him so fascinating to me.  It’s an author’s dream to be able to write with a character like that.’

Synposis: A wedding on the planet Koturia turns out to be a far more dangerous proposition than the Sixth Doctor and Peri ever expected. It marks the return of a formidable old foe whose genius matches the Doctor’s. Can the Doctor outwit this villain, save Peri and stop the wedding in time?

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