Articles by Philip Bates

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.


Doctor Who: Plague of the Cybermen by Justin Richards
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Coming Soon: Plague of the Cybermen

The Cybermen are back – both on screen and in the New Series Adventures Doctor Who novel range! Plague of the Cybermen will be a nice precursor to Neil Gaiman’s upcoming episode, The Last Cyberman, which is due on screens in the run of eight episodes that commences next month…! Here’s how the Mondasian menaces…

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Torchwood: Exodus Code Paperback Release

Torchwood: Exodus Code, written by Captain Jack Harkness himself, John Barrowman, and his sister, Carole, is being released on paperback in August. The hardback book was first released in September last year (with an audiobook following the month after), and was seen as the franchise’s first ‘event’ novel. Exodus Code sees the world in need…

Is Neil Gaiman's Doctor Who Series 7 episode called "The Last Cyberman"?
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Gaiman’s Keep Moving Tales Complete!

Neil Gaiman has been asking his Twitter followers to help him create a new collection of stories spanning a whole year. And the writing process has just concluded. However, Gaiman is asking for illustrations to accompany the tales. The Blackberry Keep Moving Project centres on the prolific writer (who wrote 2011’s The Doctor’s Wife and…

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The Doctor’s Digital Adventures

Doctor Who is always reaching into new dimensions, exploring unchartered territory – and the weekly magazine, Doctor Who Adventures, is following suit, as it goes digital! The publication, aimed at younger readers, aged 6- 12, will be available worldwide on iDevices (like iPhones and iPods) through an app costing just £1.99 in the UK, or…

Doctor Who: Shroud of Sorrow features the Eleventh Doctor and Clara
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Coming Soon: Shroud of Sorrow

After a hiatus of nearly two years, the New Series Adventures Doctor Who books return in April, and promises to take us back almost 50 years, when Doctor Who, obviously, first started – and when American President, John F. Kennedy was assassinated! We haven’t actually seen a novel in this format since June 2011’s Borrowed…

The Dalek Generation by Nicholas Briggs
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The Dalek Generation

BBC Books’ range of New Adventures Doctor Who books returns to shelves in April – and look set to celebrate the show’s 50th anniversary with style! It’s only fitting, of course, that the Doctor faces some of his most iconic enemies. And it doesn’t get more iconic than… The Dalek Generation sees Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor…

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Introducing: Vengeance on Varos

As part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, we’re looking back at some of the pivotal tales of all of time and space, taking on one Doctor each month, running up to November – and An Unearthly Child… Welcome to Varos. There’s plenty of the rare mineral, Zeiton-7 (at the right price); there’s food rationing; a…

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