We’ve known since late last year that famed fantasy author Michael Moorcock would be penning an original novel for BBC Books’ Doctor Who range. This almost ranks up there with the news that Neil Gaiman will finally be writing an episode of the long-running British sci-fi drama.
Now, thanks to The Doctor Who News Page, we know that Moorcock’s entry will be titled The Coming of the Terraphiles, we know what the cover of the hardback novel will look like — and we know that it will drop Oct. 28 in the UK (a U.S. street date hasn’t been announced yet).
Here’s the description from Amazon:
Miggea – a world on the very edge of reality. The cusp between this universe and the next. A point where space-time has worn thin, and is in danger of collapsing. And the venue for the grand finals of the competition to win the fabled Arrow of Law. The Doctor and Amy have joined the Terraphiles – a group obsessed with all aspects of Earth’s history, and dedicated to re-enacting ancient sporting events. They are determined to win the Arrow. But just getting to Miggea proves tricky. Reality is collapsing, ships are disappearing, and Captain Cornelius and his pirates are looking for easy pickings. Even when they arrive, the Doctor and Amy’s troubles won’t be over. They have to find out who is so desperate to get the Arrow of Law that they will kill for it. And uncover the traitor on their own team. And win the contest fair and square. And, of course, they need to save the universe from total destruction.