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Published on July 11th, 2008 | by Christian Cawley

The Doctor Who Storybook 2009

The third of Panini’s fully illustrated Doctor Who Storybooks is on the way. Join the Doctor and Donna as the TARDIS travels to previously unseen times and places in this new collection of adventures, full of monsters, thrills and scares – and all lavishly illustrated in full colour! The time travellers face mythical beasts on a desert island in the company of Jason and his Argonauts, square up to a terrifying Ice Warrior in the wastes of the Arctic Circle, battle the cute-but-deadly denizens of a theme park gone mad, get tangled up in the mystery of the Bayeux Tapestry, and try to prevent an entire planet from being kidnapped!

The book contains seven brand new short stories, featuring writers from the TV series itself: Hello Children, Everywhere, written by Paul Magrs, illustrated by Brian Williamson; Grand Theft Planet! written by James Moran (The Fires of Pompeii), illustrated by Daryl Joyce; Cold written by Mark Gatiss (The Unquiet Dead, The Idiot’s Lantern), illustrated by Ben Willsher; Bing Bong written by Gareth Roberts (The Shakespeare Code, The Unicorn and the Wasp) & Clayton Hickman, illustrated by Dan McDaid; Island of the Sirens written by Keith Temple (Planet of the Ood), illustrated by Adrian Salmon; The Puplet written by Gary Russell, illustrated by Andy Walker; and Hold Your Horses written by Nicholas Pegg, illustrated by Jon Haward & Nigel Dobbyn. Plus there’s a comic strip, The Immortal Emperor written by Jonathan Morris with art by Rob Davis, and A Letter from the Doctor as told to new showrunner Steven Moffat (The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances, The Girl in the Fireplace, Blink, Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead).

The 80-page hardback also features a beautiful new painted cover by Alister Pearson and a frontispiece by David A Roach. Published by Panini Books and edited by Clayton Hickman, The Doctor Who Storybook 2009 will be available in all good bookshops from August, priced £7.99.

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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