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January 7th, 2013 14 comments

A Big Hand for The Doctor Ebook (Eoin Colfer)

ebook50th01A Big Hand for The Doctor Ebook

London. 1900. The First Doctor is missing 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, the Doctor is promised a dangerous journey into a land he may never forget…

Eleven Doctors. Eleven months. Eleven authors. Eleven stories.
A year long celebration for the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who!

The first instalment in a sensational series of stories celebrating the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who is written by Eoin Colfer, best-selling author of Artemis Fowl.

Doctor Who is the longest running sci-fi TV show in the world and celebrates its 50th anniversary on 23rd November 2013. To celebrate, Puffin – in partnership with BBC Worldwide – is publishing an exclusive series of eleven ebook short stories each based on one of the Eleven Doctors, priced at £1.99 and to be released on the 23rd of each month starting in January 2013.

Each story is written by a different author, bringing together some of the most exciting names in children’s fiction, from commercial blockbusters to literary award-winners. These authors will each bring their own interpretation and reimagining of their chosen Doctor to create a unique Doctor Who adventure in their own inimitable style.

ebook50th01autPuffin is thrilled that Eoin Colfer will be launching this unique series with his story about the First Doctor.

The author commented: “As a boy I had been reading the Doctor Who books for years before I ever saw a single episode and I found that the on-screen version of the First Doctor was almost identical to the version in my imagination.”

The authors of the subsequent eshorts will be unveiled on the BBC Worldwide Doctor Who Facebook page page on the first Tuesday of every month throughout the year.

A promotional video featuring the author will be released on the 11th of each month on the BBC Worldwide Doctor Who YouTube channel.

Categorised under: Books, Story books


  • Mr Evil Fez

    January 23rd, 2013 - 6:34pm

    This is now available to buy as a E book!

  • Mumble5557 Productions

    January 9th, 2013 - 8:02am

    Can you get actual books as I hate eBooks

    • SamBentleyUK

      January 9th, 2013 - 4:21pm

      On the 23rd of November a book of all eleven stories will be released.

  • SamBentleyUK

    January 8th, 2013 - 11:03pm

    I plan on buying the book of all Eleven stories. I wonder which other kids authors we’ll get? Tis’ a shame old Roald Dahl isn’t around, he worked on Bond films I’m sure he could of done something great with Doctor Who! Maybe JK Rowling will get involved, I can’t really think of any one else?

    • dalek galt

      July 17th, 2013 - 8:44pm

      if she does i hope she writes the 9th dr one

  • thehostproductions

    January 8th, 2013 - 9:05pm

    just wondering but i guess theis is a spin off style book as the doctor is missing a hand?

  • Doctorwho4eva

    January 8th, 2013 - 7:46pm

    OMG. Can’t believe Eoin Colfer is writing this.

  • oscarwho

    January 8th, 2013 - 3:33pm

    cool but for people who get books because of the cover the it’s dogy

  • McGann is the Doctor

    January 8th, 2013 - 2:34pm

    Missing his hand ?

    I know the first Doctor was a bit foolish at times, but this is a stretch by even HIS standards !

    Will it not be a bit gory ?

    • Mr Evil Fez

      January 8th, 2013 - 6:59pm

      I think its quite gory for a Childrens book!

  • Mumble5557 Productions

    January 8th, 2013 - 7:11am

    Great choice for an author and looks like a book I’ll actually like

  • Mr Evil Fez

    January 8th, 2013 - 7:06am

    Sounds interesting!

  • Liason Ice

    January 8th, 2013 - 4:21am

    I’m skeptical, I always am when it comes to Doctor who children’s books, I’ll read it anyway

  • Jay Ubi

    January 8th, 2013 - 12:07am

    A very good choice to start off with! I will be getting this as soon as it is available State-side.


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