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Cole, Stephen

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1971-    ) UK editor and author, who has also written as by Tara Samms, and who as Commissioning Editor, Sci-Fi Titles for BBC Worldwide was responsible for the Doctor Who list in the late 1990s; his own contributions to that list began with anthologies like Doctor Who: Side Trips (anth 1998); he later wrote several of the fiction titles, sometimes in collaboration, beginning with Doctor Who: Parallel 59 (2000) with Natalie Dallaire. He is thought to be safe hands with this material, though the Doctor Who tie-ins during this period did not possess the revisionist creative heat they had had in the early 1990s. His later The Wereling sequence is Young Adult horror; the Thieves sequence beginning with Thieves Like Us (2006) is closer to full sf, placing a boy with perhaps supernatural powers of cognition in an essentially mundane setting. His Astrosaurs sequence for younger children is not listed below. [JC]

Stephen Cole

born Bedfordshire: 1971



Doctor Who

The Wereling


works as editor

Doctor Who


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