The Coming of the Terraphiles

The title of the Doctor Who novel by award winning sci-fi writer Michael Moorcock has been revealed – The Coming of the Terraphiles

Doctor Who - The Coming of the Terraphiles“There are dark tides running through the universe…”

Featuring the Eleventh Doctor and Amy, The Coming of the Terraphiles is written by one of the few people in the world that can be described as both prolific and a literary legend. Moorock has countless awards to his name, not to mention titles, and most recently, in 2008, he was named in The Times’ list of the ’50 greatest British writers since 1945′.

Complete with a smashing cover image (click here for hi-res) release of The Coming of the Terraphiles is likely to be very high profile given Moorcock’s standing, his decision to write a Doctor Who book, and the price of the release.

Miggea – a star on the very edge of reality. The cusp between this universe and the next. A point where space-time has worn thin, and is in danger of collapsing… And the venue for the grand finals of the competition to win the fabled Arrow of Law.

The Doctor and Amy have joined the Terraphiles – a group obsessed with all aspects of Earth’s history, and dedicated to re-enacting ancient sporting events. They are determined to win the Arrow. But just getting to Miggea proves tricky. Reality is collapsing, ships are disappearing and Captain Cornelius and his pirates are looking for easy pickings. Even when the arrive, the Doctor and Amy’s troubles won’t be over. They have to find out who is so desperate to get the Arrow of Law that they will kill for it. And uncover the traitor on their own team. And win the contest fair and square. And, of course, they need to save the universe from total destruction.

To all intents and purposes (there is no page count available as yet) this is a full-length novel of the scale and depth you would normally expect from someone like Moorcock. Priced at £16.99 (and available to preorder for just £14.44 from Amazon) and set for release on October 28th, 2010, we cannot wait!

Christian Cawley

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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