A New Dr Who


There’s been a lot of speculation on who is writing the 12th story in Puffin’s series of Doctor Who adventures – to celebrate the arrival of Peter Capaldi as the newly regenerated Doctor.

But now the truth can be revealed: it’s bestselling American sci fy and fantasy writer author Holly Black, who rose to literary stardom with The Spiderwick Chronicles.

“It’s a huge honor to get to write a story in such an amazing science fiction universe, one which makes for an ultimate writer’s playground with it’s flexibility across time and space,” said Holly. “I am a big fan of the series and of the Doctor himself, our alien hero who reminds us over and over of our humanity and carries a screwdriver instead of a gun.

Now Holly joins the distinguished list of authors in project: Eoin Colfer, Michael Stott, Marcus Sedgwick, Philip Reeve, Patrick Ness, Richelle Mead, Malorie Blackman, Alex Scarrow, Charlie Higson and Neil Gaiman. Holly’s story is called “Lights Out” and will be available as an eBook and will be included in a paperback anthology and slipcase edition of Doctor Who: 12 Doctors, 12 Stories on 23 October 2014.


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