The Nightmare of Black Island News Posted by John Hoare on 17th October 2006, 01:00 Yeah, we should have reported on this last week, but I only just found out about it through this month’s Doctor Who Magazine – Mike Tucker has a new Who book out! Released on the 21st September and entitled The Nightmare of Black Island, it’s the first new series novel that Mike has written – indeed, it’s the first Who novel he’s written that doesn’t involve the Ace and the Seventh Doctor. I’ll do a quick cut’n’paste of the synopsis to fill an easy paragraph, then: On a lonely stretch of Welsh coastline a fisherman is killed by a hideous creature from beneath the waves. When the Doctor and Rose arrive, they discover a village where the children are plagued by nightmares, and the nights are ruled by monsters. The villagers suspect that ancient industrialist Nathanial Morton is to blame, but the Doctor has suspicions of his own. Who are the ancient figures that sleep in the old priory? What are the monsters that prowl the woods after sunset? What is the light that glows in the disused lighthouse on Black Island? As the childrens nightmares get worse, the Doctor and Rose discover an alien plot to resurrect an ancient evil… This work features the Doctor and Rose as played by David Tennant and Billie Piper in the hit series from BBC Television. Ahhh, “from BBC Television”. I feel like I’m back in the 60s. The (abridged) audiobook is coming out on the 6th November, and is read by Anthony Head (excellent!). It also includes “a fascinating ‘behind the scenes’ discussion between author and reader”, which sounds intriguing. I love extras on audio releases. Meanwhile, The Model Unit is currently working on their first feature film – Atonement, starring Keira Knightley. Now, the question is – which part of the film will make me shoot the furthest?