Alex Scarrow has today been confirmed as the author of the next eBook in the series of adventures published to mark Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary. ‘Spore’ will feature the Eighth Doctor, Paul McGann, and is set in a small town in the Nevada desert where an alien pathogen has reduced the entire population to a seething mass of black slime. When the Eighth Doctor arrives, he realises this latest threat to humanity is horrifyingly familiar – it is a virus which almost annihilated his entire race, the Time Lords…
‘TimeRiders’ author Scarrow used to be a rock guitarist, then he became a graphic artist, then he decided to be a computer games designer, before finally becoming an author. He has written a number of successful adult thrillers and several screenplays, but it’s YA fiction that has really allowed him to really have fun with the ideas and concepts he was playing around with when designing games. He lives in Norwich with his son, Jacob, his wife, Frances and his Jack Russell, Max.
“I am squeeing like an over-sugared toddler at the thought of being part of this project. Doctor Who is an export this country can be proud of. We OWN time travel. My small part in this project was to breathe life back into the least known, Eighth Doctor, played by Paul McGann. I chose him because I felt I had the most room to manoeuvre, to explore a lesser known Doctor and add flesh to his character. In my story entitled Spore, we’re getting a particularly grisly tale of an intelligent virus that liquifies and absorbs any creature it infects. All in all… quite gross – liquified people an’ all.”
Spore is available for pre-order through Amazon and iTunes, and will be released on August 23rd.
[Source: Doctor Who TV]