Michael Moorcock Set to Write Dr. Who Novel
Influential fantasy novelist Michael Moorcock told the world via his online forum that he will pen the next Dr. Who novel, which will continue the book series that began in the mid-1960s.
“Looks like it’s official,” Moorcock wrote on his forum. “I’ll be doing a new Dr. Who novel (not a tie-in) for appearance, I understand, by next Christmas. Still have to have talks etc. with producers and publishers but we should be signing shortly. Should be fun.”
Moorcock was approached by BBC Books to write the novel, but it wasn’t the first time he’d been asked to draw up an adaptation for the Time Lord. The author has enjoyed the TV series since its inception decades ago, and his contributions to the franchise has been requested for years now, as reported by The Guardian.
“Only recently did the time feel right to me to do one,” Moorcock said in a statement. “I do have to submit it to editors so they can make sure it fits into the canon and this, of course, is understandable.”
It’s unclear which Dr. Who incarnation Moorcock will follow, but his nearly 100 books and impact on novelists like Alan Moore are enough to ensure a satisfactory page-turning addition to the character’s long legacy.
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