My new Doctor Who novel was officially announced today. Starring the Twelfth Doctor and new companion Bill Potts, The Shining Man is out on April 20th. Here’s the ace cover by the wonderful Lee Binding:
Here’s the blurb:
“Being scared is the least of your worries.”
The Shining Men are everywhere. You spot them out of the corner of your eye. Abnormally tall, with long lank hair, blank faces and blazing eyes. If they catch you, they’ll drag you away to who knows where. No one is safe. They’re on every street corner. Waiting. Watching. Shining bright.
Of course it’s a hoax. It has to be, right? It started as a joke, a prank for Halloween. Then it went viral. Idiots dressing up as monsters. Giving folk a scare. Silly masks and fright wigs. No one gets hurt. Because bogeymen aren’t real.
Until people start going missing and lights burn in the darkness. Burning like eyes.
But help is on its way, in the form of a strange man called the Doctor and his friend, Bill. The Doctor will keep us safe. The Doctor will stop the monsters. Unless the monsters stop the Doctor first…
This has been one of those bucket-list jobs. Terrance Dick’s Doctor Who novelisations were a huge part of my childhood and, like so many of my generation, helped develop my love of reading! After working on Who audios, short stories, comics and non-fiction books, writing a novel was one of my dream jobs. And to write a new companion too, well, that was the icing on the cake.
I’m also glad to be in the company of Mike Tucker and Jonathan Morris who have written the other books in the set, Diamond Dogs (got to love a Bowie reference) and Plague City…
You can find out about all three at www.doctorwho.tv