Book News: Neil Gaiman to Write DOCTOR WHO Short, NOTHING O'CLOCK

Written by Tony Jones Tuesday, 05 November 2013

Book News

Puffin have announced that Neil Gaiman has written the eleventh short story in their 50th anniversary celebration for Doctor Who. Title NOTHING O’CLOCK it will be released as an eBook (price £1.99) on 21st November 2013. A paperback anthology will also be available (£12.99) along with an Audio download collection (£14.99) entitled DOCTOR WHO: ELEVEN DOCTORS, ELEVEN STORIES. All three will be available from the 21st.

Of the story Neil says:

‘Nothing O’Clock stars the Eleventh Doctor, the Matt Smith Doctor, with Amy Pond as his companion. I set it somewhere during the first season of Matt Smith, mostly on Earth, in our time now and in 1984, but also somewhere else, a very, very long time ago. I had never created an original monster for Doctor Who and really enjoyed getting to create a creepy Doctor Who monster of the kind that we haven’t quite seen before… I hope that the Kin will get out there and occasionally give people nightmares. And that you will be worried if a man in a rabbit mask comes to your door and tries to buy your house.’

The synopsis for the story is impressive enough:

Thousands of years ago, Time Lords built a Prison for the Kin. They made it utterly impregnable and unreachable. As long as Time Lords existed, the Kin would be trapped forever and the universe would be safe. They had planned for everything… everything, that is, other than the Time War and the fall of Gallifrey. Now the Kin are free again and there’s only one Time Lord left in the universe who can stop them!

Roll on November 21st!

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