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Allyn Gibson January 4 2013 06:48 PM

50th Anniversary eBooks
 
It's been rumored, but now it's been confirmed -- for the 50th anniversary, Penguin is doing a monthly series of eBook shorts. Authors haven't been revealed yet, but the Radio Times article suggests J.K. Rowling is a possibility and says that each will be written by an "acclaimed children's author." Perhaps we'll see eBooks by Philip Pullman, Charlie Higson, etc.

diankra January 4 2013 08:41 PM

Re: 50th Anniversary eBooks
 
Of course, the definition of 'acclaimed children's author' could be rather flexible. For instance, 'Who usual suspects' like Stephen Cole and Andy Lane already have their own successful non-Who children's series (Astrosaurs and Young Sherlock Holmes respectively). I'd expect to see a few of them filling out between any really big names.

Relayer1 January 4 2013 08:45 PM

Re: 50th Anniversary eBooks
 
Anyone mention Gaiman ?

Emh January 5 2013 04:07 AM

Re: 50th Anniversary eBooks
 
Sounds awesome...except the eBook part. I can only hope a paper edition(s) would show up later on.

VDCNI January 5 2013 05:03 AM

Re: 50th Anniversary eBooks
 
They are supposed to be releasing a paperback with all 11 stories included in November.

Emh January 5 2013 07:52 AM

Re: 50th Anniversary eBooks
 
Then I'm sold!

I can only hope Neil Gaiman, as already suggested, will be involved. :D

StCoop January 6 2013 06:28 PM

Re: 50th Anniversary eBooks
 
Here's the first one:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A_7ZGN_CcAA_IA8.png

"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..."

JoeZhang January 6 2013 06:30 PM

Re: 50th Anniversary eBooks
 
What a bland cover - looks like the sort of thing a self-published book would have - I guess the BBC only wants to pay one for the collected paper edition.

ATimson January 6 2013 08:14 PM

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JoeZhang wrote: (Post 7495978)
What a bland cover - looks like the sort of thing a self-published book would have - I guess the BBC only wants to pay one for the collected paper edition.

Which would be ironic, since buying the individual ebooks will cost almost three times the price of the collected edition...

Emh January 6 2013 09:26 PM

Re: 50th Anniversary eBooks
 
Eoin Colfer?!?! That'll be one story I won't be reading. :(

Allyn Gibson January 6 2013 10:34 PM

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Emh wrote: (Post 7496638)
Eoin Colfer?!?! That'll be one story I won't be reading. :(

Because of Artemis Fowl? Or because of And Another Thing?

Emh January 6 2013 10:58 PM

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Allyn Gibson wrote: (Post 7496974)
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Emh wrote: (Post 7496638)
Eoin Colfer?!?! That'll be one story I won't be reading. :(

Because of Artemis Fowl? Or because of And Another Thing?

Mostly because of Artemis Fowl. I couldn't even finish the first book because I got so disgusted with the prose and the character Artemis. Very rarely do I not finish a book but this one of the exceptions.

As a result, I was very disappointed that Colfer was selected to write And Another Thing. I read a few pages here and there in the book store and I didn't like what I read so I haven't bothered with it.

Pindar January 6 2013 11:50 PM

Re: 50th Anniversary eBooks
 
And Another Thing was truly fucking awfull. I hate that book with a passion

OmahaStar January 7 2013 03:52 PM

Re: 50th Anniversary eBooks
 
And what a surprise. It's available on the Apple store. It's available for the Kindle. But the Nook? Nope.

Also, current price is $2.68 ... for a short story. Seems excessively pricey.

Admiral_Young January 7 2013 04:40 PM

Re: 50th Anniversary eBooks
 
Bleeding Cool has suggested/theorized that Neil Gaiman could be announced as the writer of the Second Doctor story next month. Nothing confirmed, just pure speculation on their part I think.


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