A first look at the stunning new covers for an upcoming trio of Thirteenth Doctor novels has been released today, courtesy of BBC Books.

The three new adventures, announced earlier this year, will be published later this autumn to tie in with Jodie Whittaker’s debut as Doctor Who‘s first female incarnation of the Doctor.

With the show itself returning on Sunday 7th October, each original novel will feature the additional off-screen exploits of the Thirteenth Doctor alongside her new friends Yasmin, Ryan and Graham.

The first of these, out on 25th October, is The Good Doctor by Juno Dawson. As well as being an international bestselling author of ten books for young adults, Dawson is also a columnist for the magazines Glamour UK and Attitude and is a key LGBTQ activist. Speaking earlier this year about her latest Doctor Who novel, Dawson said: “This feels like a bold new era for Doctor Who and I’m beyond delighted to be a part of it. This is a dream come true.”

For a Good Doctor there’s only one rule: first do no harm.

The Good Doctor - Juno Dawson - (c) BBC Books
The Good Doctor – Juno Dawson – (c) BBC Books

Following on 8th November is Molten Heart by Una McCormack. The New York Times bestselling author has already penned two Doctor Who novels featuring the Eleventh Doctor alongside his companions Amy and Rory: The King’s Dragon and The Way Through The Woods. She has also written a Twelfth Doctor adventure, Royal Blood, and recently contributed the Seventh Doctor story Red Planets to Big Finish’s range of Doctor Who audio dramas.

You’ll never know what you’ll find beneath the surface.

Molten Heart - Una McCormack - (c) BBC Books
Molten Heart – Una McCormack – (c) BBC Books

Rounding off this wave of the Thirteenth Doctor’s literary adventures is Combat Magicks by Steve Cole, out on 22nd November. Cole is a bestselling original comedy, fantasy and adventure writer who has already made several contributions to the Doctor Who book range, as well as the Young Bond series and most recently the Secret Agent Mummy range for younger readers, Stop Those Monsters!

How do you win a battle when the dead fight on?

Combat Magicks - Steve Cole - (c) BBC Books
Combat Magicks – Steve Cole – (c) BBC Books

All three covers have been designed by Lee Binding, a graphic designer well-known for producing a broad range of promotional artwork for Doctor Who as well as branding for DVD and book releases.

Each new Thirteenth Doctor novel has a RRP of £7.99. All three books are now available to pre-order from Amazon.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.