Tony Bradman applauds the team assembled for this Doctor Who anthology:
Doctor Who: 11 Doctors, 11 Stories by Various Authors
The concept for this particular story collection exhibits the kind of cunning that comes as standard in the CVs of Whovian villains. The Doctor has regenerated 11 times, so why not ask 11 authors to write a story featuring their favourite Doctor? It’s a neat wheeze, brought out to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first episode.
If the Master was behind it, however, his plot has backfired. Anthologies can be patchy affairs, but this addition to the Whoniverse is very good, a tribute to the skills of the writers involved. But then the contributor list does read like a first XI of children’s fiction, all of them prizewinners and/or commercial galácticos: Eoin Colfer, Michael Scott, Marcus Sedgwick, Philip Reeve, Patrick Ness, Richelle Mead, Malorie Blackman, Alex Scarrow , Charlie Higson, Derek Landy, and one author who would make a pretty good Doctor himself, Neil Gaiman.