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Irish author Eoin Colfer pens Dr Who story

The author has the honour of having the first book published in a series that will become an anthology in November.

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IRISH AUTHOR EOIN Colfer, the man behind the bestselling Artemis Fowl series, has penned a Dr Who story.

Colfer made the announcement on his website this week, saying that he has written the story for an ebook series on the much-loved British television programme.

The ebook series is to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the long-running show, and Colfer’s book is the very first one to be released. Called A Big Hand for the Doctor, it will be available from 23 January.

The news was roundly welcomed by his fans:

The adventure book will be available to download around the word, while a printed anthology featuring all eleven stories in the series will be available from 23 November this year.

Colfer’s fictional character Artemis Fowl II, a 15-year-old supervillain, is the star of eight science fiction fantasy novels, the most recent of which is Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian.

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