Doctor Who 50th: Michael Scott writes Second Doctor short

The Alchemyst author Michael Scott writes Doctor Who short story

Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor in Doctor Who

Puffin have announced the second in their series of Kindle-only short stories, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who.

Irish author Michael Scott, best known for the New York Times bestselling YA series The Alchemyst: The Secrets Of The Immortal Nicholas Flamel, has written ‘The Nameless City’, starring the Second Doctor, played by Patrick Troughton and Jamie McCrimmon and depicted by Frazer Hines.

Scott said, “Everyone has their ‘own’ Doctor – usually the one they first started watching. Patrick Troughton, the Second Doctor, was mine, and so writing this story was an opportunity to revisit a really important part of my childhood. There are elements of Patrick Troughton in every Doctor who followed – that’s how influential and important he is.”

One will be released through each month of 2013, and a collected Doctor Who Anniversary Anthology will be published 23 November 2013 along with the final story.

The first story, Eoin Colfer’s ‘A Big Hand For The Doctor’ is available now £1.99 from Amazon.co.uk, while Michael Scott’s ‘The Nameless City’ is up for pre-order for £1.99.