Merchandise Eoin Colfer writes A Big Hand to the Doctor

Published on January 12th, 2013 | by Christian Cawley

Colfer Discusses the Doctor’s “Big Hand”

New Doctor Who eBook writer Eoin Colfer – he of Artemis Fowl and the sixth Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy novel – has appeared on YouTube to talk about A Big Hand For The Doctor and his love of the series.

Recalling the wonder of research for writing the story (“lying on the sofa watching 25 episodes”) and explaining a bit about the background (the Doctor and Susan – pre-An Unearthly Child – travel to Victorian London), this is an interesting teaser both into this particular tale and the series as a whole.

Note that you can also see this video on Kasterborous TV.

Remember that one new eStory, each with a different Doctor is released each month, written by a renowned children’s author, until November as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations. A printed anthology of the stories will be released later this year.

A Big Hand For The Doctor is now available on Kindleand in the iBookstore for £1.99.

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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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