Melody Pond, Melody Malone, River Song…She has had many names. Whoever she really is, this archaeologist and time traveller has had more adventures (and got into more trouble) than most people in the universe.
And she’s written a lot of it down. Well, when you’re married to a Time Lord (or possibly not), you have to keep track of what you did and when. Especially as it may not actually have happened to both of you yet.
These are just a few of River Song’s exploits, extracted from her journals. Sometimes, she is with the Doctor. Sometimes she’s on her own. But wherever and whenever she may be, she is never far from danger and excitement.
This is just a tiny portion of her impossible life. But it will reveal more than you’ve ever known about the legend that is River Song.
A new book from the BBC will explore the further adventures of River Song, charting her exploits as extracted from her journals.
Doctor Who Magazine 495 revealed that Jacqueline Rayner, Guy Adams, Jenny T Colgan, Steve Lyons and Andy Lane will all be contributing to the anthology entitled The Legends of River Song.
Editor Justin Richards says the release will reveal more about the legend of River:
[su_quote cite=”Justin Richards”]These are just a few of River Song’s exploits, extracted from her journals, sometimes she is with the Doctor. Sometimes she is on her own. But wherever and whenever she may be, she is never far from danger and excitement. This is just a tiny portion of her impossible life. But it will reveal more than you’ve ever known about the legend that is River Song.[/su_quote]
[su_label type=”info”]The Authors[/su_label]
[su_spoiler title=”Jenny T. Colgan” style=”fancy”]Jenny T. Colgan has written 16 bestselling novels as Jenny Colgan, which have sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide, been translated into 25 languages, and won both the Melissa Nathan Award and Romantic Novel of the Year 2013. Aged 11, she won a national fan competition to meet the Doctor and was mistaken for a boy by Peter Davison.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Jacqueline Rayner” style=”fancy”]Jacqueline Rayner is the author of over 40 books and audio plays, including number one bestseller The Stone Rose, the highest-selling Doctor Who novel of all time, and two Doctor Who ‘Quick Reads’ for World Book Day. She lives in Essex with her husband and twin sons and writes a regular column for Doctor Who Magazine about family life.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Steve Lyons” style=”fancy”]Steve Lyons has written nearly twenty novels, several audio dramas and many short stories, starring characters from the X-Men and Spider-Man to the Tomorrow People and Sapphire & Steel. He has also co-written a number of books about TV shows, including Cunning: The Blackadder Programme Guide and the bestselling Red Dwarf Programme Guide. His previous Doctor Who work includes the novels Conundrum, The Witch Hunters and The Crooked World, audio dramas The Fires of Vulcan and Colditz, and work for the official Doctor Who Magazine. He lives in Salford, near Manchester.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Guy Adams” style=”fancy”]Guy Adams lives in Spain, surrounded by rescue animals. Some of them are his family. He isn’t a spy, but he is a boy, so naturally he’s always dreamed of being one. Having spent over ten years working as a professional actor and comedian, eventually he decided he’d quite like to eat regularly, so switched careers and became a full-time writer. Nobody said he was clever. Against all odds he managed to stay busy and since then he has written over twenty books.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Andrew Lane” style=”fancy”]Andrew Lane has written more than 30 books in various genres – fiction and non-fiction, adult and Young Adult, crime and science fiction. Most recently he has been responsible for the internationally successful Young Sherlock Holmes series of novels (8 and counting) while the first book in his new Crusoe series will be published this year. His first novel was a licensed Doctor Who book – the Seventh Doctor novel Lucifer Rising – and he also writes Doctor Who audio dramas for Big Finish Productions.[/su_spoiler] [/su_accordion]