It looks like we’ll get the first three Twelfth Doctor books in the New Series Adventures range this September!
Although we know nothing about them bar their titles and authors, it would make perfect sense that these hardcovers continue the range that began in 2005 with The Clockwise Man, detailing new tales for Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor and Jenna Coleman’s Clara Oswald. The titles, so far:
Silhouette by Justin Richards;
The Crawling Terror by Mike Tucker;
The Blood Cell by James Goss.
All three authors have previous with the range: a head honcho at BBC Books, Richards kickstarted the series and has written several books including The Deviant Strain, Martha in the Mirror and Apollo 23; Tucker, whose worked extensively behind-the-scenes of both modern-day Who (including on The Day of the Doctor) and the 1980s era, penned The Nightmare of Black Island and Snowglobe 7; and Goss wrote the acclaimed Dead of Winter, as well as various audios and reference books. In our interview with him about The Doctor: His Lives and Times, he said:
“It was just so nice to be doing it again. You get paid to sit on a sofa for a couple of months pretending to be Sarah Jane Smith!”
I’m really pleased to see the line if being continued: I loved all the books – it was so great to get three books with the current TARDIS team every three months or so – but recently, there have been long hiatuses, which have concerned me. Fingers crossed we’ll get more regular releases from now on.
No further details are forthcoming as yet, but we’ll find out soon enough, because the three books are released on 11th September! Hang on – so might this give us a clue as to Series 8’s air date…?