Doctor Who | BBC announces three original Fifteenth Doctor novels

Ncuti Gatwa with Varada Sethu and Millie Gibson
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The BBC has announced three Doctor Who novels featuring the Fifteenth Doctor and Ruby Sunday. Here are the details:

With the debut of Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson’s first full series of Doctor Who just weeks away, the marketing campaign is beginning to ramp up.

As well as the release date of the long-awaited Celestial Toymaker animation on home media, the BBC has announced three novels featuring the Fifteenth Doctor and Ruby Sunday.

Here they are, with their official blurbs in italics:

Ruby Red by Georgia Cook

April, 1242: the Doctor and Ruby answer a distress call sent from medieval Russia. The signal’s sender? Ranavere, an alien girl forced to take part in a barbaric conflict between the armies of Estonia and Novgorod on the frozen surface of Lake Peipus. Ranavere wants to escape, but her distress call has summoned her warmongering sisters, intent on preserving family tradition whatever the cost. And as human battle begins, the Doctor and Ruby must face a more devastating threat – a monstrous entity with plans of conquest, growing stronger beneath the icy lake…

Ruby Red is released on 13th June. Pre order here

Caged by Una McCormack

Are aliens ever abducted by aliens? And if they were, would anyone believe their story? When the Doctor and Ruby arrive on Cavia, they meet a gentle local who is certain that she has been taken for study by creatures from the stars. The Doctor is concerned to find mysterious meteors appearing in the sky, while strange robotic creatures crowd the forests, watching everything and waiting for…what? Who is interested in Cavia, and why? What is the sinister truth of the abductions? The Doctor and Ruby must discover the secrets of this mysterious world – and those who would seek to destroy it

Caged is relessed on the 27th June. Pre order here

Eden Rebellion by Abi Falase

On the crystalline planet of Yewa, the Gardens of Kubuntu are a true Eden, said to be the most peaceful destination in the universe. At least, until the Doctor and Ruby arrive. Ancient rivalries between Yewa and its more prosperous sister world of Bia are being stirred by forces unknown, threatening to plunge its people into anarchy. With Ruby swept up in the fire of the Yewan rebellion, the Doctor finds dark secrets buried deep in the planet’s ancient history – and his hopes for a lasting peace hanging by a thread. For sinister guardians stalk the Gardens of Kubuntu, while an implacable enemy plots in the shadows – and in plain sight…

Eden Rebellion is released on the 14th November Pre order here

Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson’s first series will begin with the first two episodes – Space Babies and The Devil’s Chord – dropping on BBC iPlayer at midnight on the 11th May. You can find a list of episode titles, writers and directors here. Series two, or 15, is currently in production and will be broadcast in 2025.

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