Some of the most exciting names in children’s fiction have been asked to write their own unique adventure about the time-travelling Time Lord. Malorie’s story, The Ripple Effect, features the Seventh Doctor and Ace as played by Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred, and sees the return of the Daleks – but with a twist…

Malorie commented, “I have always loved Doctor Who. From the time I was a child and the Daleks used to make me run and hide behind the sofa, to Saturday morning pictures when I first saw the Doctor Who films featuring Peter Cushing, right up to the current Doctor with Matt Smith. So when I was asked to write a Doctor Who story featuring the Seventh Doctor, I didn’t even need to pause to think about it. My answer was an immediate yes. I’ve always found Sylvester McCoy’s Doctor fascinating because of the way his character developed from a bit of a clown to a Doctor with a more Machiavellian streak. In my story, the Doctor’s actions are responsible for a universal catastrophe which forces him to face up to his own fears and prejudices.”

 

When the TARDIS lands on Skaro, the Seventh Doctor and Ace are shocked to discover the planet has become the universal centre of learning, populated by a race of peace-loving Daleks. Ever suspicious of his archenemies’ motives, the Doctor learns of a threat that could literally tear the universe apart…

Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman puts her own unique spin on the Doctor’s incredible adventures through time and space.

Part of the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary celebration, this the seventh Doctor Who short ebook.

 

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