#FollowFriday: Simon Guerrier

Unless I’m very much mistaken, it’s Friday, and that means it’s another chance for our regular #FollowFriday column to direct you to Twitter and more specifically, a talented person you need to follow. And as it’s BBC Books Week here at the DWC, it seems only right to spotlight a great writer: Simon Guerrier.

Guerrier’s actually one of my favourite Who writers, his 2005 Past Doctor Adventure, The Time Travellers being a particular highlight. For the New Series Adventures range, he’s written The Pirate Loop – starring pirate badgers! – and The Slitheen Excursion, starring… Well, no prizes for guessing. His most recent work for BBC Books, however, is The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who, a mixture of fiction and non-fiction exploring the sciencey-wiencey (no?) side of the world’s greatest show. And as you can see, it’s now in paperback.

Awesome cover, eh?

Though he’s also edited several Short Trips anthologies, many of Simon’s Who credits are for Big Finish, for which he’s written The Judgement of Isskar, UNIT: The Coup, Graceless, Professor Bernice Summerfield and the Lost Museum, The Early Adventures: The Yes Men, and many Companion Chronicles including The Memory Cheats, The Drowned World, and Home Truths. Naturally, he publicises these on his feed:

And you get a good insight into his inspirations.

(Including being a dad.)

You’ll always find something to laugh about too.

Even his eclectic retweets will make you smile.

Follow Simon @0tralala.