This year’s Brilliant Book of Doctor Who (or however you want to order those words) hits the shops today. It has felt like the longest wait to see it in print: I wrote my bits for it back in spring and early summer and it was printed back in August, but it’s been under a pain-of-death embargo until after the broadcast of The Wedding of River Song.
I wrote the episode guide for this year’s volume, which was an absolute blast. Sitting on all the secrets of this series has been tough! I love doing these pieces, as they’re similar in some respects to the twisty-turny connection-making I have to do when writing Fact of Fiction features for Doctor Who Magazine. Sadly, I was too busy to provide anything further for this year’s volume, but I’m hoping that – should there be a Brilliant Book 2013 – I’ll be involved again!
You can find the Brilliant Book at Amazon, of course, or your friendly neighbourhood bookshop. As well as my guides (featuring cut scenes and other behind-the-scenes secrets), the book features more information on the making of this year’s series and a bunch of lovely fictional pieces. I think everyone involved – especially editor Clayton Hickman and designer Paul Lang – should be very pleased with themselves.