|'The Beast of Babylon'
by Alex Scarrow
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.
In a small town in the Nevada desert, an alien pathogen has reduced the entire population to a seething mass of black slime. When the Eighth Doctor arrives, he realises this latest threat to humanity is horrifyingly familiar - it is a virus which almost annihilated his entire race, the Time Lords...
*Featuring the Eighth 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
*The story was later released in paperback form in November 2013, in the anthology 'Doctor Who: 11 Doctors, 11 stories':