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Published on May 16th, 2014 | by Philip Bates

Three Twelfth Doctor Books in September!

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…?


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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.

5 Responses to Three Twelfth Doctor Books in September!

  1. avatar TimeChaser says:

    I do hope they are hardcovers. I was a bit disappointed that the last three reverted to paperback, as I had been enjoying the new hardcover style. But anyway, awesome news that we’ll get more new fiction this year. I always enjoy reading a fresh, new DW novel.

    • avatar Philip Bates says:

      They’re listed as hardcovers, yep. :D

      Oh, and which last three do you mean? Plague of the Cybermen, etc.? Cos even though PR said they were paperbacks, they were released as hardcovers. I dunno why, but I was pleased nonetheless!

      • avatar TimeChaser says:

        I live in the States, and The Dalek Generation, Plague of the Cybermen and Shroud of Sorrow were all released here in paperback rather than the hardcover. Perhaps it was only here? They’ve also been re-releasing a selection of some of the older Eccleston and Tennant novels in smaller paperback volumes as well.

        • avatar mrjohnm says:

          TimeChaser, the three titles were the first released through the BBC’s new U.S. distribution partner. Even though I prefer the hardback versions, I’m willing to accept a paperback if it means I can go to Barnes and Noble and buy the title in the U.S. at the same time as our friends in the U.K.!

          • avatar TimeChaser says:

            I suppose I’ll have to deal with it. I had just gotten used to the nice paperback-sized hardcovers though. You are right of course, its just good that we can even go to a place like B&N and even buy Doctor Who books in the first place. :)

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