|'The Beast of Babylon'
by Charlie Higson
Eleven Doctors, eleven months, eleven stories: a year-long celebration of Doctor Who! The most exciting names in children's fiction each create their own unique adventure about the time-travelling Time Lord.
When a girl called Ali pockets a silver orb that falls from the sky, little does she realize it's her ticket to seeing the universe! Desperate to retrieve the mysterious object, the Ninth Doctor agrees to let her join him on a dangerous trip to ancient Babylon. Together they must join forces to stop a giant Starman from destroying Earth before it's too late!
*Featuring the Ninth Doctor
*A Puffin Books 'Doctor Who' novel
*This novel was part of a series of ebooks published by Puffin over the course of 'Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary year; each book featured a different incarnation of the Doctor, and was billed as a 're-imagining' of the character; I am therefore not considering them as canon
*Time-placing: for completeness this story takes place in the closing moments of 'Rose', but see the above note about canon...
*The story was later released in paperback form in November 2013, in the anthology 'Doctor Who: 11 Doctors, 11 stories':