Coming Soon – Doctor Who and The Krikkitmen

A lost Doctor Who story from one of the shows greatest writers is brought back to life next year with the publication of a long-lost Douglas Adams story, Doctor Who and The Krikkitmen – featuring the Fourth Doctor and Romana.

The novel, which is based on a recently discovered treatment and extensive notes found in the Douglas Adams archive in Cambridge and written by James Goss (City of Death), sees The Doctor make Romana a promise to see the end of the universe…so she’s less than impressed when he takes her to a cricket match.

But play is soon interrupted by eleven figures in white uniforms and peaked skull helmets, wielding bat-shaped weapons that fire lethal bolts of light into the screaming crowd.

The Krikkitmen are back.

Millions of years ago, the people of Krikkit learned they were not alone in the universe, and promptly launched a xenophobic crusade to wipe out all other life-forms. After a long and bloody conflict, the Time Lords imprisoned Krikkit within an envelope of Slow Time, a prison that could only be opened with the Wicket Gate key, a device that resembles – to human eyes, at least – an oversized set of cricket stumps…

From Earth to Gallifrey, from Bethselamin to Devalin, from Krikkit to Mareeve II to the far edge of infinity, the Doctor and Romana are tugged into a pan-galactic conga with fate as they rush to stop the Krikkitmen gaining all five pieces of the key. If they fail, the entire cosmos faces a fiery retribution that will leave nothing but ashes…

Doctor Who and The Krikkitmen is available to pre-order now from Amazon for release on January 18, 2018 for £16.99 in hardback format.

  • Liam

    Didn’t Adams use this idea for Hitchhikers anyway?

    • Jamie

      Yes he did but like Shada he then used those ideas in his other works.

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    • FrancoPabloDiablo

      Doctor Who Meets Scratchman will be the next one 🙂

  • Philip

    I’m quite interested in this. I mean, sure, it’s a cash-in, but I trust Goss, and any “new” stories from Adams – particularly one I knew nothing about previously – will be welcomed by me!

  • FrancoPabloDiablo

    I have genuinely never got around to reading the novelisations of Shada, City Of Death or The Pirate Planet yet. Are they recommended by anyone who HAS read them? And If so, which would be the best one to read first?

  • bar

    Spent a bit of today listening to TMS. Hard not to imagine, during the long ‘rain stopped play’ delays, Slartibartfast and Arthur Dent heading out onto the pitch to prevent universal destruction. Dropping 4 and Romana into the mix seems odd – where’s the demon bowler of Black Orchid?
    Tempting though; tempting.