The BBC’s Official Doctor Who website has published the cover of BBC Books forthcoming novel by Lance Parkin – The Gallifrey Chronicles.
Parkin is responsible for some of the best Doctor Who novels both for Virgin Books and BBC Books, such as the first Eighth Doctor novel The Dying Days (recently released as an Ebook on BBCi) and later Father Time. The Gallifrey Chronicles marks the Eighth Doctor’s final adventure.
Cover blurb follows:
The Doctorâ€™s home planet of Gallifrey has been destroyed. The Time Lords are dead, their TARDISes annihilated. The man responsible has been tracked down and lured to Earth in the year 2005, where there will be no escape. But Earth has other problems â€“ a mysterious signal is being received, a second moon appears in the sky, and a primordial alien menace waits to be unleashedâ€¦
The stage is set for the ultimate confrontation. Now, the last of the Time Lords must ensure that justice is done. The Doctor and his companions Fitz and Trix will meet their destiny. And this time, the Doctor is going to be able to save everybody.
This is the last in the continuing series of original adventures of the Eighth Doctor.
The book is scheduled for release in March of this year.
In other book-related news, the BBC’s Official Doctor Who site has published a statement from BBC Books regarding an amendment to their submissions policy. While not entirely unexpected, it confirms that the policy of accepting unsolicited novel proposals has been put on hold indefinitely as BBC Books concentrates on putting in place a Ninth Doctor novel series.
This is of course news which follows on from Big Finish productions’ hold on new submissions. While awaiting news of a new licence to produce original Doctor Who audio drama, they have had no choice but to put a hold on unsolicited submissions.