BBC Books – 50th Anniversary Celebrations

Classic Doctor Who

For the fiftieth anniversary BBC Books are planning a large number of releases with details so far emerging (on the Bookseller website) for January / February, a massive set of releases in March (all featured in the picture showing the new artwork) and some new titles for April.

The news story doesn’t give everything away but I have managed to do some digging…

January / February Releases

A 31st January re-release for Shada which seems rather soon as it is not long out anyway but is worth a read and is the Douglas Adams script with polishing from Gareth Roberts. Valentine’s day (February 14th !) sees a quikc read title The Silurian Gift by Mike Tucker.

March Releases

March the 7th treats us to a novel for each Doctor! These all have new covers as shown above (and taken from the @domcooperdesign feed) and the full list is:

  • Ten Little Aliens by Stephen Cole
  • Dreams of Empire by Justin Richards
  • Last of the Gaderene by Mark Gatiss
  • Festival of Death by Jonathan Morris
  • Fear of the Dark by Trevor Baxendale
  • Players by Terrance Dicks
  • Remembrance of the Daleks by Ben Aaronovitch
  • Earthworld by Jacqueline Rayner
  • Only Human by Gareth Roberts
  • Beautiful Chaos by Gary Russell
  • The Silent Stars go by by Dan Abnett.

April Releases

Now we get some new titles, including one from Nick himself! The details are:

  • Plague of the Cybermen by Justin Richards
  • Dalek Generation by Nicholas Briggs
  • Shroud of Sorrow by Tommy Donbavand.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Aidan Brack says:

    Somewhat amazingly, given how few of the novels I actually own, I somehow manage to own copies of almost all of those reissues already. Still, there are some interesting titles there (and a few I’m surprised to see picked) and I’ll be glad of a chance to pick up Festival of Death!


    1. Tony says:

      Whereas all I have read is Remembrance of the Daleks. I don’t know if I will get any of these – any recommendations?


      1. Aidan Brack says:

        The only really easy recommendation I can make from that list is The Last of the Gadarene – Mark Gatiss really captures the spirit and style of the Third Doctor’s era nicely. I remember Only Human doing a pretty good job of capturing Captain Jack too and it’s certainly one of the better ninth Doctor novels.


  2. Tony says:

    I was only looking at Classic Doctors so will look out for the Gatiss title. I like Jonathan Morris / Justin Richards / Jaq Rayner’s Big FInish work so was going to look at those nearer the time


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