The Eighth Doctor faces Alex Scarrow’s flesh-liquefying virus

TimeRiders author Alex Scarrow has penned the eighth adventure in our exclusive series of short Doctor Who ebooks.

Spore, featuring Paul McGann’s Eighth Doctor is set in a small town in the Nevada desert:

"An alien pathogen has reduced the entire population to a seething mass of black slime. When the Eighth Doctor arrives, he realises this latest threat to humanity is horrifyingly familiar – it is a virus which almost annihilated his entire race, the Time Lords..."

Alex Scarrow commented: “I am squeeing like an over-sugared toddler at the thought of being part of this project. Doctor Who is an export this country can be proud of. We OWN time travel. My small part in this project was to breathe life back into the least known, Eighth Doctor, played by Paul McGann. I chose him because I felt I had the most room to manoeuvre, to explore a lesser known Doctor and add flesh to his character. In my story entitled Spore, we're getting a particularly grisly tale of an intelligent virus that liquifies and absorbs any creature it infects. All in all... quite gross - liquified people an' all.”

Spore is available to pre-order at the following retailers (these links take you to sites outside of our control):

Alex Scarrow used to be a rock guitarist, then he became a graphic artist, then he decided to be a computer games designer, before finally becoming an author. He has written a number of successful adult thrillers and several screenplays, but it’s YA fiction that has really allowed him to really have fun with the ideas and concepts he was playing around with when designing games. He lives in Norwich with his son, Jacob, his wife, Frances and his Jack Russell, Max.

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