Doctor Who 60th anniversary specials to be novelised

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BBC Books has announced that it will expand the Doctor Who Target range with three new 60th anniversary titles in January 2024.

Doctor Who 60th anniversary Target books

The collection are novelisations of three 2023 Doctor Who specials, which will feature David Tennant as the Fourteenth Doctor and Catherine Tate as Donna Noble.

Doctor Who 60th Anniversary

Each book, The Star Beast by Gary Russell, Wild Blue Yonder by Mark Morris, and The Giggle by James Goss will have specially commissioned cover artwork by Anthony Dry.

Launched in 1973, Target Books published novelisations of almost every Doctor Who serial aired between 1963 and 1989. BBC Books began reissuing these classic paperbacks in 2012, and in 2018 expanded the Target range to include all-new novelisations of modern-era Doctor Who episodes. This year, Target Books celebrates its 50th year publishing Doctor Who books.

The new novelisations will cost £9.99 each and will be published on 11 January 2024.

Doctor Who will return in November 2023 with three 60th anniversary specials starring David Tennant as the Fourteenth Doctor and Catherine Tate as companion Donna Noble. In the following festive period, Ncuti Gatwa will star in his first full Doctor Who episode as the Fifteenth Doctor. A new Doctor Who series starring Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson will debut in 2024.