Spore by Alex Scarrow reviewed

August 2013 gave us the Eighth Doctor short ebook story Spore by Alex Scarrow. The latest in the Puffin 50th anniversary celebration and written by an author more than familiar with the possibilities of time travel the omens were good. There is nothing on the author’s website to give any indication as the approach he took with this…

Spore by Alex Scarrow announced

The August eshort in the Puffin 50th Anniversary range will be Spore by Alex Scarrow. From his website alexscarrow.co.uk it is clear that he is a very successful Uk author who has worked for Puffin before. He has the TimeRider series to his credit which I have not read but does point us in the direction of an author familiar…

The Ripple Effect by Malorie Blackman reviewed

Malorie Blackman penned the July short ebook for Puffin in their Doctor Who anniversary range. This of course centred around the Seventh Doctor and fairly inevitably he was accompanied by Ace. Quoting from her website (I have always loved Doctor Who) we learn: I’ve always found Sylvester McCoy’s Doctor fascinating because of the way his character…

Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman pens The Ripple Effect

The latest Puffin book in the monthly short story range is The Ripple Effect by Waterstone’s Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman. Malorie has written many books for children of various ages as can be seen from her website. I’m unsure of the age-group she is aiming at but the story is absolutely pure Doctor Who: When the TARDIS…

Something Borrowed by Richelle Mead reviewed

Puffin Books anniversary short story for June 2013 is Something Borrowed by urban fantasy (=vampire;-) author Richelle Mead. This is a Sixth Doctor and Peri tale set at a wedding which was strangely apt as it was released for my consumption the day after I had myself been at a wedding. With no prior knowledge of Richelle Mead…

Something borrowed by Richelle Mead announced

Puffin move into June with a Sixth Doctor and Peri eShort story penned by Richelle Mead. From a quick look Richelle appears to be a prolific author almost single-handedly responsible for writing the (many) vampire stories aimed at teens that fill the bookshops (showing my age!) – her website gives a good guide. This story appears…

Tip of the Tongue by Patrick Ness reviewed

The May eshort story, 50th anniversary release from Puffin is Tip of the Tongue from Patrick Ness who writes for young adults as well as adults. I had no knowledge of Patrick Ness nor of his writing so had no preconceptions when I downloaded this latest story. All I knew was that it would feature the…

Tip of the Tongue by Patrick Ness announced

The May Fifth Doctor eshort Doctor Who story from Puffin will be Tip of the Tongue by Patrick Ness. Scant details at the moment (Amazon appear to have updated their product pages in advance of the announcement) and I will update as and when I learn more. I don’t know anything about Patrick Ness as a…

Roots of Evil reviewed

So with April we hit the Philip Reeve book Roots of Evil which is a Fourth Doctor story in the Puffin books anniversary series. Featuring Leela as the companion and by an author whose works I have some familiarity with I was cautiously optimistic about this – I was also expecting some steampunk! What was it about and…

The Roots of Evil by Philip Reeve announced!

Puffin books have announced that the Fourth Doctor anniversary eshort to be released on April 23rd will be The Roots of Evil by Philip Reeve. This is the first story I have been excited about as I have read the Mortal Engines novels which Philip also wrote (steampunk classics in my view).

Spear of Destiny reviewed

The Puffin series of short estories/ e-stories continued with Spear of Destiny by Marcus Sedgwick a Third Doctor story that also features Jo Grant. Following on from February’s The Nameless City which I enjoyed (and reviewed here) I was reasonably optimistic about this though I don’t know any of Marcus’s other work. How was it? Did the spear strike the target?…

Spear of Destiny by Marcus Sedgwick announced

Just announced (including on the author’s blog) is the news that the Third Doctor Puffin eshort story to be released on March 23rd will be Spear of Destiny by Marcus Sedgwick. We are promised Jo Grant and The Master as well. The blog is worth reading and gives some insight into the mythology he will be tapping….