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Old 03-01-2013, 17:18
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/20898366

A new series of Doctor Who stories is set to be published monthly to celebrate the 50th anniversary year of the hit television programme.
The 11 tales, known as "eshorts", will each be written by a well-known children's author.
Each story will feature one of the various regenerations of the Doctor, starting with William Hartnell, who played the character from 1963-1966.
A paperback of the stories will be published by Puffin in November.
The first children's author will be revealed on the BBC Worldwide Doctor Who Facebook page on Monday 7 January, followed by the first story on Wednesday 23 January.
A promotional video of each author will also be available each month on the BBC Worldwide YouTube channel starting on Friday 11 January

I think Gaiman is a sure bet for one of the authors but who else do people think they will be?
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Old 03-01-2013, 18:12
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......But will they be canon?
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Old 03-01-2013, 18:43
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There's loads of great children's authors around, so I'm excited to see who they pick.
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Old 03-01-2013, 19:38
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This sounds brilliant.

Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 04-01-2013, 20:35
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Someone has put JK Rowling's name in the frame

http://www.hypable.com/2013/01/03/co...tor-who-story/


Not something I want to happen!!!!
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Old 04-01-2013, 20:44
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When digital spy originally posted this story, for the first few minutes there was a picture of JK Rowling to accompany the article. That's obviously been changed now though. Makes you think perhaps she is one of the authors. I wouldn't mind a Doctor Who story written by Rowling- but I'd much prefer other children's authors. Quite excited by this news.
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Old 04-01-2013, 20:55
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Eoin Colfer is another good children's author.
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Old 04-01-2013, 20:55
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Someone has put JK Rowling's name in the frame

http://www.hypable.com/2013/01/03/co...tor-who-story/


Not something I want to happen!!!!
Would be pretty cool if she does.

Which Doctor do we think she'd be writing for if she is?
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Old 04-01-2013, 21:06
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Would be pretty cool if she does.

Which Doctor do we think she'd be writing for if she is?
The First Maybe.

A tale of young Susan Potterman who's wisked away from her mundane existance on the planet of Privitdrive (where she has lived since her parents were mysteriously killed many years ago) by her mad Grandfather in his spaceship that looks like a motorbike on the outside.

He tells her "You're a Time Lord Susan!" and enrolls her in the Prydon Academy of Timecraft and Wibbleyness.


Or maybe not.
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Old 04-01-2013, 21:18
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Oh I do hope we have some creme dela creme of British 'children's' writers like Anthony Horowitz and Philip Pullman writing.

And J.K Rowling? Oh she would be too big a get to ever possibly be true... (*ohpleasebetrue*).
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:55
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I know DW is considered by some to be a children's show, but is there any reason for the use of children's authors specifically? It seems odd considering most children will be unaware of Doctors 1-8.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:44
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I think Gaiman is a sure bet for one of the authors but who else do people think they will be?
Gaiman can write the lot as far as I'm concerned. But if he does just one, I'd like it to be for the 4th Doctor.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:48
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What about Phillip Pullman?
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:22
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I know DW is considered by some to be a children's show, but is there any reason for the use of children's authors specifically? It seems odd considering most children will be unaware of Doctors 1-8.
Maybe cause children's authors can capture that whimsy about the Doctor in a way 'serious' adult authors can't. I can't imagine Sebastian Faulks doing it

And there are many good authors of adult fantasy but they don't have the 'name', do they? Almost everybody will have heard of people like Rowling etc (assuming she is doing it) but not necessarily writers of fantasy fiction which is still somewhat a niche market.
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Old 05-01-2013, 13:33
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Old 05-01-2013, 13:58
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I know DW is considered by some to be a children's show, but is there any reason for the use of children's authors specifically? It seems odd considering most children will be unaware of Doctors 1-8.
But they will be aware of the Authors and if they enjoy a Doctor Who Story by their favourite Author they may well go on to watch that Doctor on TV/DVD.
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Old 05-01-2013, 14:26
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I can't wait to see who we get writing these.
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Old 05-01-2013, 14:42
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When digital spy originally posted this story, for the first few minutes there was a picture of JK Rowling to accompany the article. That's obviously been changed now though. Makes you think perhaps she is one of the authors. I wouldn't mind a Doctor Who story written by Rowling- but I'd much prefer other children's authors. Quite excited by this news.
I saw that too. Probably just slack photo editor rather than any confirmation. Saying that JK is the only living childrens author that I know. Roald Dahl would have been amazing. Jacqueline Wilson maybe?
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Old 05-01-2013, 14:46
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I know DW is considered by some to be a children's show, but is there any reason for the use of children's authors specifically? It seems odd considering most children will be unaware of Doctors 1-8.
What better way to introduce them to youngsters then?
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Old 05-01-2013, 15:44
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Michael Morpurgo?
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Old 05-01-2013, 22:47
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Maybe cause children's authors can capture that whimsy about the Doctor in a way 'serious' adult authors can't. I can't imagine Sebastian Faulks doing it

And there are many good authors of adult fantasy but they don't have the 'name', do they? Almost everybody will have heard of people like Rowling etc (assuming she is doing it) but not necessarily writers of fantasy fiction which is still somewhat a niche market.

And then there are those with a name who you really wouldn't want writing one - George R R Martin for example.
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Old 06-01-2013, 00:07
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I know he described the show as 'nonsense', but I'd love to see Terry Pratchett deliver a Doctor Who story - for Four, or maybe Nine or Eleven

Gaiman seems a safe bet And Rowling would be brilliant too. I think this is a brilliant idea
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:28
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Eoin Colfer is another good children's author.
Indeed he is....

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Doctor-Who-A...7553095&sr=8-1.

Shame it's not a Who/Fowl crossover.
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:55
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Indeed he is....

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Doctor-Who-A...7553095&sr=8-1.

Shame it's not a Who/Fowl crossover.
Excellent news. I read the four Artemis Fowl books that were out when I was younger (ah, that takes me back...) and I remember thinking The Supernaturalist was pretty excellent at the time as well.
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:57
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Sounds bizarre, not that that's a bad thing of course.

London, 1900. The First Doctor is missing both his hand and his granddaughter, Susan. Faced with the search for Susan, a strange beam of soporific light, and a host of marauding Soul Pirates intent on harvesting human limbs, the Doctor is promised a dangerous journey into a land he may never forget...
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