Published on July 7th, 2013 | by Andrew Reynolds
The Seventh Doctor and the Daleks Meet in Malorie Blackman’s EShort
The new Children’s Laureate and acclaimed author of Noughts & Crosses Malorie Blackman has been chosen to write the Seventh Doctor Who short eBook – The Ripple Effect – which sees the Seventh Doctor and Ace come face to face with his greatest foes: the Daleks!
…but there’s a twist:
“When the TARDIS lands on Skaro, the Seventh Doctor and Ace are shocked to discover the planet has become the universal centre of learning, populated by a race of peace-loving Daleks. Ever suspicious of his arch enemies’ motives, the Doctor learns of a threat that could literally tear the universe apart.”
Forcing the Doctor to confront his own fears and prejudices, Malorie couldn’t wait to get to grips with the ‘fascinating’ Seventh Doctor:
I have always loved Doctor Who. From the time I was a child and the Daleks used to make me run and hide behind the sofa, to Saturday morning pictures when I first saw the Doctor Who films featuring Peter Cushing, right up to the current Doctor with Matt Smith. So when I was asked to write a Doctor Who story featuring the Seventh Doctor, I didn’t even need to pause to think about it. My answer was an immediate yes.
I’ve always found Sylvester McCoy’s Doctor fascinating because of the way his character developed from a bit of a clown to a Doctor with a more Machiavellian streak.
The short eBook is available now to pre-order from Amazon for release on July 23 for £1.99.