Updated July 25: BBCi has revealed more details about another forthcoming Doctor Who novel,Emotional Chemistry by Simon A. Forward, due out in October. At right is the cover illustration; click for a larger version. Also, the recent interview on BBCi with author Stephen Cole reveals some important details about his forthcoming novel "Timeless," expected to be a lynchpin in the ongoing Eighth Doctor series. Highlight the following spoiler information to read it: Says Cole, "An awful lot happens in Timeless - the TARDIS comes back to Real Earth, Trix is revealed, Sabbath's plan is discovered at last, Anji departs - it was good fun to be moving things along into the last, definite stages of the arc." Apparently, therefore, this marks the onset of actual companion status for Beatrix "Trix" MacMillan, and the departure from the series of Anji Kapoor. The cover blurb for "Emotional Chemistry" is as follows. (Thanks, as always, to BBCi... and by the way, readers: this information isn't in the new Telepress, but it is in the BBCi book release schedule in the "Eighth Doctor" section. Enjoy!)
Emotional Chemistry, by Simon A. Forward
"Love! Surely one of the most destructive forces in the universe. There’s nothing a man – or woman – won’t do for true love."
1812 The Vishenkov household, along with the rest of Moscow, faces the advance of Napoleon Bonaparte. At their heart is the radiant Dusha, a source of inspiration – and more besides - for them all. But family friend, Captain Padorin, is acting like a man possessed – by the Devil.
2024 Fitz is under interrogation regarding a burglary and fire at the Kremlin. The Doctor has disappeared in the flames. Colonel Bugayev is investigating a spate of antique thefts on top of which he now has a time-travel mystery to unravel.
5000 Lord General Razum Kinzhal is ready to set in motion the final stages of a world war. More than the enemy, his fellow generals of the Icelandic Alliance fear what such a man might do in peacetime.
What can bridge these disparate events in time? Love will find a way. But the Doctor must find a better alternative. Before love sets the world on fire.
This is another in the series of original adventures for the Eighth Doctor.