In 2003, The Unmutual Website announced that a series of 6 novels based on "The Prisoner" would be launched by publishers Powys Media, and the first of these, "The Prisoner's Dilemma" by Jon Blum and Rupert Booth, duly arrived in March 2005 (review HERE). Details have now been confirmed for the next 2 books in the series.
The second book in the range is "The Other" (temporary cover pictured left), by 3-times Doctor Who Magazine poll winning author Lance Parkin, which is due for release in Spring 2006; Parkin has been given extra time to work on his manuscript. Unfortunately, Robert Sheckley (who was to write the 4th volume) has sadly passed away after an illness.
The third volume in the series has also been announced. Due for release in Autumn 2006, "Miss Freedom" by former "Doctor Who" script-editor Andrew Cartmel (who during his time on "Who" in the 1980s wanted the story "The Happiness Patrol" to be filmed in Portmeirion in a "Prisoner" homage, only to see series' budgets not allow it) tells the story of "a special covert unit sent to free Number Six from the Village, in a tale which fuses the jet-set world of Sixties spy-thrillers with the cheerily sinister microcosm of the Village".
"Doctor Who" name, that of former script-writer Ben Aaronovitch,
has also been added to the list of authors for the Powys series. The fourth
either be "The Last Waltz" by John Kenneth Muir, or the novel from Ben
Aaronovitch. The sixth novel in this first series will be by William
For more information, click HERE to visit the Powys website.
With thanks to Jon Blum and Mateo Latosa for the information.
News Announced 21/12/2006, Archived 10/4/2006