Posted January 4, 2013 by Laurel Deneen in News

JK Rowling May Pen Doctor Who Short Story


As part of Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary Celebration the BBC has announced that it plans to release 11 short stories based in the beloved sci-fi universe. Each book will deal with one of the doctors re-generations (Doctors 1-11) and will be penned by a beloved children’s author. On the top of the most likely list is JK Rowling whose Harry Potter books have become the best selling literary series in history. The authors will be officially announced on Monday January 7th on the Official Doctor Who Facebook Page. The first short story will be released as e-books on the same page Wednesday January 23rd.  Other authors sure to be on the BBC’s short list include  Michelle Paver, Susan Price, Kate Thompson, Anthony Horowitz, Geraldine McCaughrean, Philip Pullman and Alan Garner. Puffin will also be publishing paperback versions of the stories in November.

The Actor Who Brought The Eleven Doctors To Life:

William Hartnell (1963-1966)
Patrick Troughton (1966-1969)
Jon Pertwee (1970-1974)
Tom Baker (1974-1981)
Peter Davison (1981-1984)
Colin Baker (1984-1986)
Sylvester McCoy (1987-1989, 1996)
Paul McGann (1996)
Christopher Eccleston (2005)
David Tennant (2005-2010)
Matt Smith (2010-present)

  We can only ponder what unique insight and imagination these authors will bring to our beloved Doctors but one thing is certain, we can’t wait until the 23rd!



Laurel Deneen

Lover of movies, television, theater, comics and general nerdery, Laurel hails from Minneapolis Minnesota. She has a geeky husband who requires more than the average amount of attention, a dog who thinks she's a dragon and she secretly longs to be a penguin.