Merchandise Charlie Higson writes latest Doctor Who 50th anniversary eBook from Puffin

Published on September 3rd, 2013 | by Christian Cawley

Charlie Higson Writes Ninth Doctor EBook!

Puffin has announced that actor, comedian and best-selling author Charlie Higson has written the ninth instalment in Puffin’s sensational series celebrating the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who.

Charlie Higson writes latest Doctor Who 50th anniversary eBook from Puffin

Charlie, who is the author of the phenomenally successful Young Bond books and the cult thriller series, The Enemy - and also produced the BBC’s Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) which aired in the Doctor Who slot back in 2000-2001, not to mention being a member of The Fast Show has reimagined the Ninth Doctor, played by Christopher Eccleston, and created a brand new Doctor Who adventure called The Beast of Babylon, to be released globally on 23rd September priced at £1.99.

Synposis: When a girl called Ali pockets a silver orb that falls from the sky, little does she realise it’s her ticket to seeing the universe! Desperate to retrieve the mysterious object, the Ninth Doctor agrees to let her join him on a dangerous trip to ancient Babylon. Together they must join forces to stop a giant Starman from destroying Earth before it’s too late!

The Beast of Babylon follows on from short stories by Eoin Colfer, Michael Scott, Marcus Sedgwick, Philip Reeve, Patrick Ness, Richelle Mead, Malorie Blackman and Alex Scarrow.

The author of next eshort featuring the Tenth Doctor, David Tennant, will be revealed on 1st October. A printed anthology of the stories will published on 21st November.

You can get your copy of The Beast of Babylon for Kindle from Amazon now, priced £1.99


Tags: , , , , , , ,

About the Author


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+.

2 Responses to Charlie Higson Writes Ninth Doctor EBook!

  1. avatar Simon Magellan says:

    It would be nice if a few of these were writing for the series on TV. It would be interesting to see what Higson, Blackman or Scarrow could do with the 12th Doctor.

  2. avatar Rebecca Crockett says:

    A bit sad tho that the only one of the bigger writers of this series has been Richelle Mead. Would’ve been nice to see more authors who were bigger outside of the UK. I’m an avid and well versed reader but her’s is the only name I’ve ever heard of.

Please be aware that all comments are subject to adherence to our comments policy.
Back to Top ↑