BBC Books have announced details of the novelisation of the Doctor Who story, City Of Death. Check out the details and artwork below.
Featuring Tom Baker, City Of Death, is a novel by James Goss based on the 1979 Doctor
Who episode written by The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy author, Douglas Adams. City Of Death is one of the best-loved serials in the show’s history and was
watched by over 16 million viewers when first broadcast. ￼Synopsis below:
The Doctor takes Romana for a holiday in Paris – a city which, like a
￼fine wine, has a bouquet all its own. Especially if you visit during
￼one of the vintage years. But the TARDIS takes them to 1979, a
￼table-wine year, a year whose vintage is soured by cracks – not in
￼their wine glasses but in the very fabric of time itself
Soon the Time Lords are embroiled in an audacious alien scheme
￼which encompasses home-made time machines, the theft of the
￼Mona Lisa, the resurrection of the much-feared Jagaroth race, and
￼the beginning (and
quite possibly the end) of all life on Earth.
￼Aided by British private detective Duggan, whose speciality is
￼thumping people, the Doctor and Romana must thwart the
￼machinations of the suave, mysterious Count Scarlioni – all twelve
￼of him – if the human race has any chance of survival.
But then, the Doctor’s holidays tend to turn out a bit like this
City Of Death is published May 21 - priced £16.99
About the author:
James Goss is the author of two Doctor Who novels: The Blood Cell and Dead of Winter, as well as Summer Falls (on behalf of Amy Pond). He is also the co-author, with Steve Tribe, of The Doctor: His
Lives and Times, The Dalek Handbook and Doctor Who: A History of the Universe in 100 Objects. While
at the BBC James produced an adaptation of Shada, an unfinished Douglas Adams Doctor Who story and his Doctor
Who audiobook Dead Air won Best Audiobook 2010.
Thanks to BBC Books