A Glimpse Into “A Big Hand for the Doctor” by Eion Colfer

A host of well-known children’s authors are writing Doctor Who online short stories for the 50th anniversary of the show, and first up is Eoin Colfer, author of the popular Artemis Fowl series as well as And Another Thing, the sixth book in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy trilogy.

Being first in the lineup of authors, Colfer has been tasked with writing about the First Doctor, as portrayed by William Hartnell. In this brief extract from “A Big Hand for the Doctor,” our favorite Time Lord squares off against someone called the Soul Pirate!

“The Doctor and the Soul Pirate faced each other across the expanse of slick grey slate. The wind churned the mist into maelstroms and the great expanse of space yawned overhead. The Doctor’s hat was snatched from his head and sent spinning over the hotchpotch of pitched roofs into a coal bunker thirty feet below.”

Read the rest of the extract on The Guardian, right here!


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