Doctor Who: Eoin Colfer confirmed as writing 50th Anniversary ebook story

News Louisa Mellor 7 Jan 2013 - 17:31

A series of eleven short stories about the eleven Dcotors by eleven sensational children's writers...

The Puffin/Doctor Who fiftieth anniversary eshorts (such a lovely idea, this), which will publish eleven stories about the eleven Doctors by eleven different children's writers on the 23rd of each month until the November anniversary, has confirmed its first author: Artemis Fowl-creator Eoin Colfer.

Colfer is taking on the First Doctor's story, entitled A Big Hand For The Doctor (synopsis below), to be made available via Amazon and iTunes on the 23rd of January for £1.99, then joined in the coming months by stories about the subsequent regenerations of the Doctor by well, that's the question.

There's plenty of noise surrounding the possible involvement of JK Rowling, and a slightly meatier case to be made for Neil Gaiman doing his stint, but as yet, no names other than Colfer have been confirmed. On the 23rd of November, all eleven stories will be published in a single ebook, just one of the ways Doctor Who's fiftieth birthday is to be marked in the coming year.

"London, 1900. The First Doctor is missing both his hand and his granddaughter, Susan. Faced with the search for Susan, a strange beam of soporific light, and a host of marauding Soul Pirates intent on harvesting human limbs, the Doctor is promised a dangerous journey into a land he may never forget..."

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