Good morning, nerds!
As part of Doctor Who's big 50th anniversary bash this year, the BBC has announced its plan to release 11 short stories set in the Who-niverse written by beloved and popular children's book authors. While the authors haven't been confirmed yet, at the top of the list of likely candidates is none other than J.K. Rowling; others include Michelle Paver, Susan Price, Kate Thompson, Anthony Horowitz, Geraldine McCaughrean, Philip Pullman and Alan Garner. (Via io9, from Hypable.)
Not exactly iron-clad reporting, that, and I'm guessing there's more than a little wishful thinking there, but still: The possibility of Rowling and/or Pullman writing some Doctor Who stuff is... yes. That's an excellent idea. Combined with the fact that Neil Gaiman is writing an upcoming episode featuring Warwick Davis and whoa weird did I really type that because it sounds like something I would drunkenly make up and then loudly tell about in excruciating detail to anyone unfortunate enough to be near me at the moment, probably accompanied with elaborate storyboards drawn on cocktail napkins.
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