BBC Books has announced three new exciting Twelfth Doctor stories from the pens of Cavan Scott, Mike Tucker and Jonathan Morris.
The Doctor Who books released on April 20th see new companion Bill (Pearl Mackie) and anti-companion Nardole in book form for the very first time, as they join Peter Capaldi’s Doctor for new adventures. These books follow 5 days after the start of series 10 on BBC One and BBC America.
First is ‘Doctor Who and the Shinning Man’ written by Cavan Scott. Scott will be known to many Doctor Who fans through is contributions to Titan Comics Doctor Who range, his involvement with Big Finish and their outstanding audio dramas and many other non-fiction books.
About The Shining Man
‘Being scared is the least of your worries’
The Shining Men are everywhere. You spot them out of the corner of your eye. Abnormally tall, with long lank hair, blank faces and blazing eyes. If they catch you, they’ll drag you away to who knows where. No one is safe. They’re on every street corner. Waiting. Watching. Shining bright. Of course, it’s a hoax. It has to be, right? It started as a joke, a prank for Halloween. Then it went viral. Idiots dressing up as monsters. Giving folk a scare. Silly masks and fright wigs. No one gets hurt. Because bogeymen aren’t real. Until people start going missing and lights burn in the darkness. Burning like eyes. But help is on its way, in the form of a strange man called the Doctor and his friend, Bill. The Doctor will keep us safe. The Doctor will stop the monsters. Unless the monsters stop the Doctor first…
Next is ‘Doctor Who: Diamond Dogs’ from Mike Tucker. Award winner Tucker is an author specialising in books for children and young adults and has written several original ‘Doctor Who’ novels. Alongside his writing, he works as a Visual Effects Designer, and his company – The Model Unit – recently won a BAFTA Craft Award for its miniature effects work on the 50th anniversary ‘Doctor Who’ episode ‘The Day of the Doctor’.
“Here on Saturn, it literally rains diamonds.”
For over fifteen years the crew of Kollo-Zarnista Mining Facility 27 has been extracting diamonds from deep within the atmosphere of Saturn, diamonds that help to fund the ever-expanding Human Empire. But when a mining operation goes wrong, a rescue mission must be launched to save a worker lost overboard, a worker who claims that he has seen something amongst the swirling clouds. Something that can’t possibly exist. When the Doctor and Bill arrive, they immediately find themselves caught between hostile miners, suspicious security guards and corrupt company officials as they face accusations of sabotage and diamond theft. And below them, in the crushing atmosphere of the gas giant, something is starting to rise. “Here on Saturn, it literally rains diamonds.”
Finally is ‘Doctor Who: Plague City from Jonathan Morris. Morris is well known for his work on the Doctor Who comic strip seen in Doctor Who Magazine and for his many audio stories for Big Finish.
About Doctor Who: Plague City
“We should leave. We definitely should leave. But… chatty ghosts!”
The year is 1645, and Edinburgh is in the grip of the worst plague in its history. Nobody knows who will be the next to succumb – nobody except the Night Doctor, a masked figure that stalks the streets, seeking out those who will not live to see another day. But death is not the end. The Doctor, Bill and Nardole discover that the living are being haunted by the recently departed – by ghosts that do not know they are dead. And there are other creatures lurking in the shadows, slithering, creeping creatures filled with an insatiable hunger. The Doctor and his friends must face the terrifying secret of the Street of Sorrows – that something which has lain dormant for two hundred million years is due to destroy the entire city..
These 3 original stories will be released in the UK on April 20th and are available to pre-order now.