For anyone who missed it in the new DWM. The great Paul Magrs is writing one of the novels for this year’s autumn releases. Having given up on the new series novels after the dire batch from last year, this is enough to tempt me back (for that one at least).
Magrs is author of the Doctor Who novels The Scarlet Empress (DW meets the Arabian Nights); Verdigris (DW meets literary figures and wherein UNIT is memorably transformed, Mike Yates suffering particularly badly); The Blue Angel (indescribable but brilliant); and Mad Dogs and Englishmen (a poodle inspired rewrite of aspects of Lord of the Rings featuring Noel Coward as a time travelling hero). He has also written numerous novels and short story collections including Hands Up (when ventriloquist puppets go bad); Aisles (incorporating the disembodied presence of Iris Murdoch); To the Devil – A Diva (self-explanatory); All the Rage (at last a novel about a band); and a couple of great teenage novels, Exchange and Strange Boy.