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Time Trips: The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Time Traveller

Details have been announced on the next instalment of the Time Trips series of Doctor Who e-books.

The-Loneliness-of-the-Long-Distance-Time-Traveller-joanne-harrisAuthor Joanne Harris has penned a third Doctor story entitled The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Time Traveller.

Synopsis

On the point of death after absorbing a vast amount of radiation during his final encounter with the Spider Queen on Metebelis Three, the Third Doctor stumbles out of the TARDIS, searching for Sarah Jane Smith. Instead, he finds himself in an isolated Time Paradox ruled by an unknown psychic force, stuck on Saturday 8th April, and populated by people without names. Anyone disobeying the rules or showing any sign of dissent is swept up into the Gyre. Can the Doctor persuade whatever – or whoever – controls the Gyre to free the Village, before he dies of radiation poisoning?

The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Time Traveller is released 4 September 2014.

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17 comments
The Finn
The Finn

Will there be Venusian Aikido?

Sephora is Scottish now
Sephora is Scottish now

What is wrong with eBooks? Am I the only one who hasn't bought an actual book for 2 years?

Favonian Squall
Favonian Squall

This sounds very interesting. I may have to take a look at this when it comes out.

The Living Angel
The Living Angel

8th of April is my birthday, and I love the 3rd Doctor, so that gave me a happy :-) 

MetamorphmagusWho met 7, 8 and Ace
MetamorphmagusWho met 7, 8 and Ace

Wait a minute, the Gyre? That's a planet composed of space junk in Night of the Humans. Well it's certainly not the first time the same or similar names have been given to completely different things, and it won't be the last.

Captain Grumpy
Captain Grumpy

This sounds interesting, and a great use of the 3rd Doctor after he stumbles out of the TARDIS with radiation poisoning. This sounds like it's set to be a good book. (I'm not a fan of the E-Book i like it when it's an actual book, mostly hardbacks, so most likely i'll wait until it's hardback and read it then!)

Xaven
Xaven

An entire adventure with a dying Doctor? That's something we don't get to see, often!

MaraBackman
MaraBackman

I like the title. It sounds like a play in the same vein as The Death of a Salesman.

ilyootha
ilyootha

An adventure set during Planet of the Spiders? Sounds fun!

Gustaff
Gustaff

Props for the title. Ridiculously long and sounds interesting.

Antee991166
Antee991166

This sounds absolutely amazing, but unfortunately I don't like e-books. Fortunately, apparently all of the Time Trips e-books will be released March next year in hardcover anthology, so I'll think I'll get that.

ilyootha
ilyootha

@Sephora is Scottish now I just like to own a physical copy, to have the real thing on your shelf (just bought The Dalek Generation and Tales of Trenzalore yesterday :D). Although I read a lot of books on my phone, which is very convenient thanks to a quick access to dictionaries and internet.

YaelMoise
YaelMoise

@Sephora.IWishIWasScottish Personally, the only issue I have with e-books is that they cost a lot more than they should. Otherwise, they're wonderful. Speaking as a woman with shrinking-shelves disease, I absolutely love them.