Moorcock to write new Doctor Who novel

<p>Science fiction writer Michael Moorcock is in line to write a new novel about the adventures of Dr Who, <em><a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/nov/16/doctor-who-michael-moorcock" target="_blank">the Guardian</a> </em>reports. </p><p>Moorcock, who has written nearly 100 books, ranging from science fiction to fantasy and literary fiction, announced on his website Multiverse that he had been approached by BBC Books to write a new Doctor Who novel for publication by next Christmas.</p><p>&quot;Still have to have talks etc with producers and publishers but we should be signing shortly. Should be fun,&quot; said the author.</p><p>Moorcock said he had been watching the television show since it began, and had been approached to write scripts or stories for years because he was known to enjoy it. &quot;Only recently did the time feel right to me to do one,&quot; he said. &quot;I do have to submit it to editors so they can make sure it fits into the canon and this, of course, is understandable.&quot;</p><p>The author was tight lipped about what the book might contain, although he did say that &quot;since the Tom Baker series, a lot of my ideas crept into the stories and so in many ways I&#39;ll be writing a story which already echoes my own work.&quot;</p>