At the beginning of this year, the BBC announced that they were going to be releasing eleven Doctor Who short stories written by different authors to be released through out the year. I bought the first one and just read it last night (it’s only 48 pages) and I just thought it was fabulous.
After I read it, I took a look at some reviews and was a bit disappointed. Some of them read:
“There is better fan fiction out there that is more effective at portraying One, so to have the official ‘professional’ fiction foul up so spectacularly is really quite unforgivable.”
“As a slightly bigger kid though, this reads as an ill-judged comic parody of the character and the show.”
“As a short tale it’s OK, but the liberties taken by Eoin in writing this doctor ruin what charm there is in it for me.”
It may be an unpopular opinion but I adored this e-book and thought it was a great idea to have Eoin Coifer (author of the Artemis Fowl series) write it. To me, it’s meant to be a fun jaunt into the life of the Doctor in his different regenerations. I haven’t had much experience with Classic Who (I know, I know, I’ll watch it), so it was nice in my imagination to build up from what little I’ve watched with William Hartnell to create an image of the Doctor in my mind.
Every month a different book for all the regenerations of the Doctor is going to be released. Every month the BBC is going to announce the new author around the 1st-7th of the month and there is even a rumour going around that J.K. Rowling will write one. How exciting is that?
Now I’m off to wait not-so-patiently for the release of the Nameless City by Michael Scott. I’m quite excited to read it, and you are definitely going to get a review after it comes out this Saturday (Feb. 23).
To order the e-books go visit Amazon to pre-order the books so they can be delivered to you!
Eighth Doctor – TBA
Ninth Doctor – TBA
Tenth Doctor – TBA
Eleventh Doctor – TBA