Children?s Laureate pens latest Doctor Who 50th anniversary eBook

New Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman is the latest author to pen one of a series of short stories celebrating Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary.

Puffin, in association with BBC Worldwide, is publishing eleven eBooks, each following one of the Doctors, and Blackman’s entry The Ripple Effect is based on the seventh doctor, Sylvestor McCoy.

The Ripple Effect follows on from other stories written by the likes of Eoin Colfer, Michael Scott and Marcus Sedgewick.

“I have always loved Doctor Who ‐ from the time I was a child and the Daleks used to make me run and hide behind the sofa, to Saturday morning pictures when I first saw the Doctor Who films featuring Peter Cushing, right up to the current Doctor with Matt Smith,” said Blackman.

“So when I was asked to write a Doctor Who story featuring the seventh Doctor, Sylvester McCoy, I didn’t even need to pause to think about it.”

The author of the eighth Doctor short story will be revealed on August 6th. 

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