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Published on March 3rd, 2014 | by Philip Bates

Hey Quick Reads: Where’s Our Doctor Who Book?!

We’re big fans of Quick Reads, an initiative to get people reading, here at Kasterborous Towers, but this year, it appears we’ve been let down.

Since 2006′s I Am A Dalek, we’ve had some fantastic little books from Quick Reads; they even tempted the mighty Terrance Dicks into forging new stories about Cybermen and Judoon. But this year, there’s a Jeffrey Archer short story compilation, a gritty tale by Lynda LaPlante, and a tome about putting up curtains (or something) called Blackout by Emily Barr. That’s right – no Doctor Who!

We’ve had five Tenth Doctor books, and a measly two Eleventh Doctor ones. There was a one-year break from the range between Code of the Krillitanes and 2012′s Magic of the AngelsLast year’s The Silurian Gift (which was bold enough to bring back the Myrka!) looked to have cemented Doctor Who back into the range’s regular releases, but alas.

It seems there are so few Eleventh Doctor books on sale, and it really is a great shame. One from Quick Reads may have been an olive branch from the BBC to the minds of the masses, a sign to say, ‘don’t worry, we’ll never forget about Matt either.’

Maybe next year…?


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About the Author


When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything.

2 Responses to Hey Quick Reads: Where’s Our Doctor Who Book?!

  1. avatar bryan simcott says:

    I imagine with the advent of time trips £1,99 each and tales of trenzalore 4 stories for £2.49 it makes the need for a quick read . Especially as its to get kids reading. Which they seem to do more often on a digital device.

    oh and dont forget the angels 2 short story book for the 11th doctor that came out in season 5

  2. avatar mrjohnm says:

    There was a serious lack of original Dr. Who novels during the 11th Doctor’s reign. And on top of that, IDW lost its license, which is a shame as they were producing some wonderful stories in their comics. While I’m happy to see some of the out-of-print books being reprinted, and hope this continues, I would like to see more fiction with all 12 (13? I’ve lost count!) Doctors. Please bring back the PDA’s while continuing with the current Doctor!

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