Upcoming UK Books 2012

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We have updated our UK release calendar with some of the official upcoming books coming this year. Full details on each release can be found below.

Monstrous Missions

Released: 2 February

Monstrous Missions contains two fast-paced, fun-filled adventures, starring the Eleventh Doctor with his companions Amy Pond and Rory Williams.

The Doctor and his friends join a group of explorers on a Victorian tramp steamer in Terrible Lizards. The explorers are searching for the Fountain of Youth, but neither they nor the treasure they seek are quite what they seem!

People are mysteriously disappearing on Moonbase Laika. They return with strange bite marks and no idea where they have been. Can the Doctor and his friends get to the bottom of what’s going on in Horror of the Space Snakes!

Step Back in Time

Released: 2 February

In the first of two fast-paced adventures, Extra Time, the team head to the 1966 World Cup where Rory ends up playing a crucial part in the historic football match. Also the Doctor and Amy discover that the Doctor isn’t the only alien visiting Wembley…

The second fun-filled adventure, The Water Thief, sees the Doctor, Amy and Rory visiting an archaeological site in ancient Egypt. They soon realise there’s something unearthly being dug up and it wants all the water it can find…!

Magic of the Angels

Released: 2 February

‘No one from this time will ever see that girl again…’

The Doctor, Amy and Rory round off a sight-seeing tour round London with a trip to the theatre. That’s when things start to go wrong.

The Doctor wonders why so many young girls are going missing from the area. When he sees Sammy Star’s amazing magic act, he thinks he knows the answer. Sammy’s glamorous assistant disappears at the climax of the act – but this is no stage trick.

The Doctor and his friends team up with residents of an old people’s home to discover the truth. And together they find themselves face to face with a deadly Weeping Angel.

Whatever you do – don’t blink!

Shada

Released: 15 March

The Doctor’s old friend and fellow Time Lord Professor Chronotis has retired to Cambridge University – where nobody will notice if he lives for centuries. But now he needs help from the Doctor, Romana and K-9. When he left Gallifrey he took with him a few little souvenirs – most of them are harmless. But one of them is extremely dangerous.

The Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey isn’t a book for Time Tots. It is one of the Artefacts, dating from the dark days of Rassilon. It must not be allowed to fall into the wrong hands. And the sinister Skagra most definitely has the wrong hands. He wants the book. He wants to discover the truth behind Shada. And he wants the Doctor’s mind…

Based on the scripts for the original television series by the legendary Douglas Adams, Shada retells an adventure that never made it to the screen.

Dark Horizons

Released: 5 July

On a windswept Northern shore, at the very tip of what will one day become Scotland, the islanders believe the worst they have to fear is a Viking attack. Then the burning comes. They cannot run from it. Water will not stop it. It consumes everything in its path – yet the burned still speak.

The Doctor is just looking for a game on the famous Lewis chess set. Instead he encounters a people under attack from a power they cannot possibly understand. They have no weapons, no strategy and no protection against a fire sent to engulf them all.

Add in some marauding Vikings with very bad timing, a kidnapped princess with a secret of her own and a TARDIS that seems to have developed an inexplicable fear of water, and they all have a battle on their hands. The islanders must take on a ruthless alien force in a world without technology; without communications; without tea that isn’t made out of bark. Still at least they have the Doctor on their side… Don’t they?