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.

What do you think of the choice of writer, and the title?

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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