You may be thrilled to find out that BBC America launched yesterday a Whovian initiative:
Eleven authors have been commissioned to write ebooks for the British publisher Puffin, based on the eleven Doctors, and these will have a staggered release across the year, on the 23rd day of each month, so that the Eleventh Doctorâ€™s story arrives on November 23, the date of the actual 50th anniversary.
To raise anticipation for each book, the identity of the writers â€“ each one a big name in childrenâ€™s literature â€“ is being kept a secret. What we can tell you is that the first book, featuring the First Doctor, is calledÂ A Big Hand for the Doctor, and it has been written byÂ Eoin Colfer, author of theÂ Artemis FowlÂ books, and Â the man who took on the formidable task of writing some moreÂ Hitchhikerâ€™s Guidenovels.
Oh, and on the eleventh of each month (thematic numbering, see?) there will be a promotional video on theÂ BBC WorldwideÂ Doctor WhoÂ YouTube channel, that features each author as they come up. Eoinâ€™s will be out on Friday, andÂ A Big Hand For The DoctorÂ is available for pre-order for $2.68 for Kindle onAmazon.com.
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