Plague of the Cybermen will be a nice precursor to Neil Gaiman’s upcoming episode, The Last Cyberman, which is due on screens in the run of eight episodes that commences next month…! Here’s how the Mondasian menaces will be taking over the book range:
‘They like the Shadows. You know them as Plague Warriors…’
When the Doctor arrives in the 19th-century village of Klimtenburg, he discovers the residents suffering from some kind of plague – a ‘wasting disease’.
The victims face a horrible death – but what’s worse, the dead seem to be leaving their graves. The Plague Warriors have returned…
The Doctor is confident he knows what’s really happening; he understands where the dead go, and he’s sure the Plague Warriors are just a myth. But as some of the Doctor’s oldest and most terrible enemies start to awaken he realises that maybe – just maybe – he’s misjudged the situation.
Featuring the Cyberman update of 2006, last shown in 2011’s Closing Time, the cover also offers a glimpse of Matt Smith’s new Eleventh Doctor look.
Writer, Justin Richards, is an ‘old hand’ at writing Doctor Who, and authored the very first book in the range, May 2005’s The Clockwise Men, aside from many others and acting as Creative Consultant for BBC Books. He’s also written for the stage, ‘young adult’ books, and graphic novels like The Dalek Project and The Only Good Dalek.
It’s released alongside The Dalek Generation and Shroud of Sorrow, priced £6.99 (or £4.96 at Amazon
). While the previous titles have all been initially published as hardcovers, these three are sadly only paperbacks. But let’s hope these see the return of the regular release schedule of April, September and December…