Puffin has announced that actor, comedian and best-selling author Charlie Higson has written the ninth instalment in Puffin’s sensational series celebrating the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who.
Charlie, who is the author of the phenomenally successful Young Bond books and the cult thriller series, The Enemy – and also produced the BBC’s Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) which aired in the Doctor Who slot back in 2000-2001, not to mention being a member of The Fast Show – has reimagined the Ninth Doctor, played by Christopher Eccleston, and created a brand new Doctor Who adventure called The Beast of Babylon, to be released globally on 23rd September priced at £1.99.
Synposis: When a girl called Ali pockets a silver orb that falls from the sky, little does she realise it’s her ticket to seeing the universe! Desperate to retrieve the mysterious object, the Ninth Doctor agrees to let her join him on a dangerous trip to ancient Babylon. Together they must join forces to stop a giant Starman from destroying Earth before it’s too late!
The Beast of Babylon follows on from short stories by Eoin Colfer, Michael Scott, Marcus Sedgwick, Philip Reeve, Patrick Ness, Richelle Mead, Malorie Blackman and Alex Scarrow.
The author of next eshort featuring the Tenth Doctor, David Tennant, will be revealed on 1st October. A printed anthology of the stories will published on 21st November.
You can get your copy of The Beast of Babylon for Kindle from Amazon now, priced £1.99