Doctor Who: The Dying Days
[Virgin Publishing, 1997, ISBN 0426205049, edited by Rebecca Levene, cover by Fred Gambino]
The last of Virgin’s Doctor Who New Adventures, and the only one to feature the eighth Doctor – this was also the only time he met Benny until Benny’s Story. The book sold out before its official release and has always been a collector’s item that’s commanded big prices. Until The Gallifrey Chronicles, this was my bestselling Doctor Who novel. The Dying Days was the BBC’s first ever eBook, and the full text is online there, with an extensive commentary by me and some great illustrations by Allan Bednar (this one is a particular favourite of mine). The last chapter went through a number of drafts, an earlier one is reprinted here. I was also honoured to edit a book of the same name by Shannon Patrick Sullivan.