BBC to publish three Class novels to tie in with Doctor Who spin-off

They’re sort of spin-off spin-offs

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If upcoming Doctor Who spin-off Class wasn’t enough almost-Doctor Who for you, then you’re luck – because there are now going to be spin-offs from the spin-off in the form of three Class novel tie-ins, set to be published by BBC Books this autumn.

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Taking place in the same world as the Patrick Ness-created series, the books are set to “follow Patrick’s vision for the series and provide a thrilling extension of this new fictional universe,” though it’s unclear whether they all take place in Class’ Coal Hill Academy setting or elsewhere.

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In fact, as of yet we know very little about the books except their titles and authors – Joyride by Guy Adams, The Stone House by A.K. Benedict and What She Does Next Will Astound You by James Goss (sci-fi takes on clickbait, anyone?) – and the fact that they’re set to be published on the 27th October.

“Patrick Ness is simply one of the finest writers working today – in any genre – and his new television series has all the hallmarks of his dazzling fiction,” BBC Books Senior Editorial Director Albert DePetrillo said in a statement.

“Class is a hugely exciting new brand for the BBC list, and we’re delighted to be working with Patrick and the production team at BBC Wales on these official tie-ins.”

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Class will air on BBC3 this October