BBC Books has signed up two female writers with impressive pedigrees to pen the first Doctor Who stories starring Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth incarnation.
Naomi Alderman, author of best-selling novel The Power and winner of the 2017 Women’s Prize for Fiction, will add a new short story to the anthology 12 Doctors, 12 Stories, which will be republished on 1st November 2018 as Thirteen Doctors, 13 Stories and will also include existing adventures by Eoin Colfer, Michael Scott, Marcus Sedgwick, Philip Reeve, Patrick Ness, Richelle Mead, Malorie Blackman, Alex Scarrow, Charlie Higson, Derek Landy, Neil Gaiman and Holly Black.
The new story marks Alderman’s return to the Doctor Who universe following her 2011 Eleventh Doctor novel Borrowed Time, which itself will get a new paperback release alongside an updated edition of collected Doctor Who stories by Jenny T Colgan, The Triple Knife, with both treated to fetching new cover designs by artist David Wardle.
Meanwhile, multi-award winning author and LGBT activist Juno Dawson will make her debut writing for Doctor Who, with a full novel, The Good Doctor, featuring the Thirteenth Doctor and her friends Yasmin, Ryan and Graham. It will be published in October along with two other Thirteenth Doctor adventures, The Molten Heart, by bestselling author Una McCormack, and Combat Magicks, by Young Bond writer Steve Cole.