Hot on the heels of Monday’s announcement that Artemis Fowl creator Eoin Colfer will be one of eleven well-known children’s authors to write a series of short stories featuring the Doctor; the author has sat down with The Guardian for a light, far-reaching Quickfire Interview.
The novel, A Big Hand for the Doctor, featuring the First Doctor, as played by William Hartnell, is set in 20th century London and sees the Doctor both lose his companion and his hand as he comes face to face with a ”a strange beam of soporific light, and a host of marauding Soul Pirates”.
Of course, no Doctor is complete without a companion so, if, in an alternate universe he found himself not the creator of a series of successful children’s novels but a 900 odd year-old time traveller, who would he drag along with him?
And finally, what if anything, would he use a sonic screwdriver for if such a device existed and wasn’t just used to change channels:
A Big Hand for the Doctor will be released as an eBook on 23rd January – with each subsequent novel appearing on the 23rd of every month until the anniversary date itself in November – for £1.99.
For a sample of the start of the novel head over to The Guardian now.