Skulduggery Pleasant author pens Who story

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The tenth instalment in a sensational series of stories celebrating the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who is written by Derek Landy, best-selling author of the multi award-winning Skulduggery Pleasant series.

Following on from short stories by Eoin Colfer, Michael Scott, Marcus Sedgwick, Philip Reeve, Patrick Ness, Richelle Mead, Malorie Blackman, Alex Scarrow and Charlie Higson, Derek Landy has written the tenth adventure in the series, based on the Tenth Doctor played by David Tennant. Landy commented: ‘I can proudly say that I was one of those kids who hid behind the sofa while experiencing Doctor Who (one doesn’t ‘watch’ Doctor Who, one experiences it) and that crazy blend of science fiction and adventure and horror has made me the writer I am today. I owe the character, in whatever incarnation, an enormous debt of gratitude, so when I was offered the chance to write a Tenth Doctor adventure my answer was always going to be ‘yes’. The Tenth Doctor, with his love of the spoken word, was practically tailor-made for me, and there is no part of this story that I did not write with the utmost joy. It all started with ‘What if the Doctor met the Famous Five?’, and went on from there...’

When the TARDIS lands on a planet that looks identical to Earth, the Tenth Doctor and Martha are amazed to find it packed with fictional characters from her childhood. But who has the power to create an entire world out of books and why? The Doctor and Martha must solve the mystery before their story ends!

A paperback anthology and an audio collection of the eleven eshorts, the Doctor Who: 11 Doctors, 11 Stories will both publish, alongside the final eshort featuring the Eleventh Doctor, on 21st November 2013. The author of the final story will be revealed on Nov 5.

Thanks to Penguin

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