Wednesday, 5 June 2013

"Something Borrowed": don't be blue

We're up to Number Six in the series of 50th Anniversary short story ebook releases now, and the Colin Baker story is due to be penned by one Richelle Mead, author of American fantasy series "Georgina Kincaid", "Vampire Academy" and "Dark Swan. Her comments make it clear she's quite the Doctor Who fan, well-versed in the show in general and Baker in particular:

"I’ve always loved watching Colin Baker as The Doctor. When he’s on the screen, you can’t take your eyes off of him—and no, I’m not just talking about his infamous wardrobe! Everything about him is larger than life: his personality, his ingenuity, his biting humour. He’s one of the darker of the Doctors, and yet through it all, that heroism and need to do what’s right never fails. That’s what makes him so fascinating to me. It’s an author’s dream to be able to write with a character like that."

Here's the blurb: "A wedding on the planet Koturia turns out to be a far more dangerous proposition than the Sixth Doctor and Peri ever expected. It marks the return of a formidable old foe whose genius matches the Doctor’s. Can the Doctor outwit this villain, save Peri and stop the wedding in time?" The Guardian has a teaser of the first two pages.

Sounds like it might be slightly lighter and cheerier fare than her hard-core urban fantasy. Bit of a puzzle which of the Doctor's old foes might want to gate-crash a wedding, though; Sil would be amusing, Davros would turn it into horror, the Rani would need a very sensible reason, the Master has a track record...You can buy it for two pounds June 23, or wait for Puffin to release the eight-pound compilation package of all eleven stories, due out November 23. And that one's a hard copy to boot.


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