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Eoin Colfer writes A Big Hand to the Doctor

Artemis Fowl Meets Doctor Who!

BBC Worldwide has revealed the name of the first author in its eShorts series of Doctor Who eBooks – Artemis Fowl author Eoin Colfer!

Eoin Colfer writes A Big Hand to the Doctor

Colfer has so far written eight Artemis Fowl titles, and is well-known to literary sci-fi fans as the writer of the sixth installment of (former Doctor Who script editor) Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series, And Another Thing… in 2009.

Puffin’s eBook series – known as eShorts – begins with a First Doctor “reimagining” called A Big Hand For The Doctor, which will be released on January 23rd.

Here’s the synopsis:

London, 1900. The First Doctor is missing both his hand and his granddaughter, Susan. Faced with the search for Susan, a strange beam of soporific light, and a host of marauding Soul Pirates intent on harvesting human limbs, the Doctor is promised a dangerous journey into a land he may never forget…

Meanwhile, The Guardian has a preview sample from the book for you to read.

The title can currently be preordered from iTunes and Amazon for £1.99, while all eleven titles will be released as a print anthology in November to tie in with the show’s 50th anniversary.

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