Moorcock to fly the TARDIS
Acclaimed novelist Michael Moorcock posted the following statement on his message board yesterday:
“Looks like it’s official. 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.”
By “not a tie-in” we presume he means he will pen an original novel featuring one of the Doctors. We find this very exciting news.
While there have been novelizations of television story arcs for decades, the first original novel dates back to just 1986. Led by the prolific Terrence Dicks, who has written adaptations and original prose, the line has seen many top-notch authors write adventures including a number well-regarded series of anthologies.
Speaking of the Terrance Dicks novelizations, I seem to recall several American editions including an introduction by Harlan Ellison describing how Michael made him a Dr. Who fan. All that I can say is "What took them so long?"