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2/15/2013 05:09:00 pm - Reported by John Bowman

The BBC has released details of three forthcoming books featuring the 11th Doctor, with new companion Clara also in one of them. All three hardback titles will be published on Thursday 11th April.

The Dalek Generation, by Nicholas BriggsThe Dalek Generation
Written by Nicholas Briggs
(Pre-order here)

Sunlight 349 is one of countless Dalek Foundation worlds, planets created to house billions of humanoids suffering from economic hardship. The Doctor arrives there, suspicious of any world where the Daleks are apparently a force for good – and determined to find out the truth.

He soon finds himself in court, facing the "Dalek Litigator". But do his arch-enemies really have nothing more to threaten than legal action? The Doctor knows they have a far more sinister plan – but how can he convince those who have lived under the benevolence of the Daleks for a generation? However, convince them he must, and soon. For on another Foundation planet, archaeologists have unearthed the most dangerous technology in the universe . . .
 
Nicholas Briggs has been a prolific Doctor Who contributor since 1999, when he began work on the Big Finish Doctor Who audio dramas, for which he is now executive producer. Nick is also an actor, and since Doctor Who’s return to television in 2005 he has worked on set with all three of the new Doctors as the voice of the Daleks, also providing the voice of the Cybermen and other aliens.

Plague of the Cybermen, by Justin RichardsPlague of the Cybermen
Written by Justin Richards
(Pre-order here)

When the Doctor arrives in the 19th-century village of Klimtenburg, he
discovers the residents suffering from some kind of plague – a "wasting
disease". The victims face a horrible death – but what's worse, the dead
seem to be leaving their graves. The Plague Warriors have returned . . .

The Doctor is confident he knows what's really happening; he understands
where the dead go, and he's sure the Plague Warriors are just a myth. But
as some of the Doctor's oldest and most terrible enemies start to awaken, he realises that maybe – just maybe – he's misjudged the situation.
 
Justin Richards is creative consultant to BBC Books' range of Doctor Who titles, has written for stage and screen, and has penned novels and graphic novels. Together with Jack Higgins, he has also written several action thrillers for older children.

Shroud of Sorrow, by Tommy DonbavandShroud of Sorrow
Written by Tommy Donbavand
(Pre-order here)

It is the day after John F Kennedy's assassination and the faces of the dead are everywhere. PC Reg Cranfield sees his deceased father in the mists along Totter's Lane. Reporter Mae Callon sees her late grandmother in a coffee stain on her desk. FBI Special Agent Warren Skeet finds his long-dead partner staring back at him from raindrops on a window pane.

Then the faces begin to talk, and scream - and push through into our world. As the alien Shroud begins to feast on the grief of a world in mourning, can the Doctor dig deep enough into his own sorrow to save mankind?
 
Tommy Donbavand is the author of the 13-book Scream Street series, published in more than 12 languages worldwide, and was the winner of the 2011 Hackney Short Novel Award.