Six new tales of the Doctor’s adventures with historical celebrities, coming from BBC Books this December
The new hardcover short story collection Doctor Who: Star Tales will be released just in time for Christmas on the 5th of December. It will collect six adventures of the Doctor’s past adventures with famous faces from history. Two of the stories are also being released as eBooks in November.
The concept of Star Tales builds on the Doctor’s status and a shameless name-dropper. In Series 11, while she and her companions battled aliens and travelled across the universe, the Doctor hinted at a host of previous, untold adventures with the great and the good. In The Ghost Monument, we discovered she got her sunglasses from Pythagoras (or was it Audrey Hepburn?). Rosa reveals she lent a mobile phone to Elvis (who then gave it to Frank Sinatra). She also had an encounter with Amelia Earhart where she discovered that a pencil-thin spider web can stop a plane, or so she claims during Arachnids in the UK. While the Doctor survives her encounter with The Witchfinders thanks to earning how to escape from chains underwater during had a ‘wet weekend’ with Harry Houdini.
In this collection of new stories, Star Tales takes you on a rip-roaring ride through history. In adventures from set from 500BC to the swinging 60s, it goes deeper and reveals the truth behind these anecdotes.
The book will feature six brand new stories, detailing the Doctor’s untold adventures with famous figures in history. Join her for encounters with Audrey Hepburn, Elvis Presley, Harry Houdini, Amelia Earhart, Albert Einstein and Pythagoras.
Some of the best and most experienced Doctor Who authors unite to tell these Star Tales
Star Tales has also assembled an impressive list of well known Doctor Who prose writers. Steve Cole has written Doctor Who books, audios and comics for over twenty years. Jenny T Colgan is known for her books and audios, including Big Finish’s Tenth Doctor Adventures. Paul Magrs is the creator of Iris Wildthyme and the Fourth Doctor’s Nest Cottage Chronicles. Trevor Baxendale was one of the main writers of the long running Doctor Who Adventures comic strip. Mike Tucker not only writes but, with special effects team the Model Unit, has provided some of the most memorable moments of Doctor Who on screen. This is Jo Cotterill’s first Doctor Who work, but her Young Adult novels include Red Tears and Screwed.