Outpost Gallifrey has received better copies of the covers -- and the working back cover blurbs -- for the forthcoming BBC Books releases The Scream of the Shalka (February) and The Eleventh Tiger (May), as follows (click on the thumbnail of each cover for a larger version):
The Scream of the Shalka, by Paul Cornell
When the Doctor lands his TARDIS in the Lancaster town of Lannet, in the present, he finds that somehing is terribly wrong. The people are scared. They donÆt like going out onto the streets at night, they donÆt like making too much noise, and they certainly donÆt like strangers asking questions.
What alien force has invaded the town? Why is it watching barmaid Alison Cheney? And what plans does it have for the future of the planet Earth?
The Doctor is helped (and hindered) by his new military liaison Major Kennet and his Royal Green Jacket troops. His old enemy the Master also plays a small part. During the course of this adventure he encounters a brand new race of ferocious alien monsters, and strikes up a friendship with his latest companion, Alison.
While starting with a small community under threat, this old-fashioned, very traditional but very up-to-date Doctor Who story takes in the entire world, from New Zealand to India, Siberia to the USA, and cosmic expanses beyond.
This is the novelisation of BBCi's acclaimed animated Doctor Who adventure, first broadcast over the internet in November 2003.
The Eleventh Tiger, by David A. McIntee
"May you live in interesting times."
The TARDIS crew have seen many times. When they arrive in China in 1865, they find banditry, rebellion, and foreign oppression rife. Trying to maintain order are the British Empire and the Ten Tigers of Canton, the most respected martial arts masters in the world.
There is more to chaos than mere human violence and ambition. Can legends of ancient vengeance be coming true? Why does everyone Ian meets already know who he is? The Doctor has his suspicions, but he is occupied by challenges of his own. Soon, the teachers must learn that sometimes the greatest danger is not from the enemy, but from the heart. In interesting times, love can be a weakness, hatred an illusion, order chaos, and ten Tigers not enough.