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Neil Gaiman revealed as the final author of the Doctor Who e-books

Today it has been announced that brilliantly gifted and best selling author Neil Gaiman is the writer of the eleventh and final short story in Puffin’s series celebrating the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. Each story in the series is written by a celebrated children’s author including the likes of Eoin Colfer, Charlie Higson and Malorie Blackman, so it is only fitting that Gaiman be the last author.

Gaiman is no stranger to Doctor Who with his awarding winning episode The Doctor’s Wife being highly acclaimed and adored by the fans. The man himself had this to say about his story:

[quote]‘Nothing O’Clock stars the Eleventh Doctor, the Matt Smith Doctor, with Amy Pond as his companion. I set it somewhere during the first season of Matt Smith, mostly on Earth, in our time now and in 1984, but also somewhere else, a very, very long time ago. I had never created an original monster for Doctor Who and really enjoyed getting to create a creepy Doctor Who monster of the kind that we haven’t quite seen before… I hope that the Kin will get out there and occasionally give people nightmares. And that you will be worried if a man in a rabbit mask comes to your door and tries to buy your house.’[/quote]

Here is the official and intriguing synopsis of Nothing O’Clock  for your perusal:

[box_light]Thousands of years ago, Time Lords built a Prison for the Kin. They made it utterly impregnable and unreachable. As long as Time Lords existed, the Kin would be trapped forever and the universe would be safe. They had planned for everything . . . everything, that is, other than the Time War and the fall of Gallifrey. Now the Kin are free again and there’s only one Time Lord left in the universe who can stop them![/box_light]


The final e-book priced at a very reasonable £1.99 will be available internationally from the 21st of November.  Also available from that date will be an anthology of all the stories Doctor Who: 11 Doctors, 11 Stories available as a paperback or audio books. 

Becca Harper
Becca Harperhttp://geekparenting.tumblr.com/
Editor and occasional writer for Geek Pride! I prefer Star Trek over Star Wars, collect comics and wish I could be a superhero one day. I tabletop RPG as well as a little gaming, design the odd t-shirt now and again, update my Geek Parenting Tumblr and when I have cash to spend (which is rare) I scour the internet for Wonder Woman collectables. Also Doctor Who and Firefly rock!!

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