Author Profile – Paul Cornell

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Paul Cornell has had work produced and published since 1990 in all mediums, TV, Books and Comics.

CPP PC - London Falling  Dr Who has featured prominently in his work (likewise in all media and audiobooks); he’s also written numerous award-nominated comic series for both Marvel and DC – notably Captain Britain, Wolverine and Demon Knights – non-fiction works on popular TV shows (Dr Who included naturally!), and the Shadow Police novels, originally conceived as a TV show pitch overseen by Steven Moffat and others, and now brought to you by Tor books. Feb - cornell-978033052810801
You can find more comprehensive lists of Paul’s work on his website or Wikipedia page (above); we’ve highlighted key works with images below.


*** Latest update (Aug 15) ***

CB - Aug - A Better Way to Die It’s a busy second half of 2015 for Paul with his short story collection from NewCon Press – see here on our August New Book Recommends – and his novella Witches of Lychford, likewise on our September New Book Recommends here! He’s also started a podcast (main links above), has the collection of Titan Comics Dr Who comics event The Four Doctors coming in December (currently publishing in comic form) and his new mature readers series This Damned Band out from Dark Horse Comics as well! CGB Four Doctors
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Recent and older work and author’s biog:

CPP PC - London Falling Feb - cornell-978033052810801 CPP PC - British Summertime CPP PC - Something More Paul Cornell is a writer of science fiction and fantasy in prose, comics and TV, one of only two people to be Hugo Award-nominated for all three media. He’s written Doctor Who for the BBC, Action Comics for DC, and Wolverine for Marvel. He’s won the BSFA Award for his short fiction, an Eagle Award for his comics, and shares in a Writer’s Guild Award for his television.
Read an Extract / Preview of London Falling on Carabas here!
CPP PC - CB&MI3 V1 Secret Invasion CPP PC - CB&MI3 V2 Hell comes to Birmingham CPP PC - CB&MI3 V3 Vampire State CPP PC - Wisdom His latest urban fantasy novel is The Severed Streets from Tor. He lives in Buckinghamshire with his wife and son. …and here’s a longer version with all the details:
MARVEL: WOLVERINE Paul Cornell started out writing Doctor Who fan fiction, went on to write Doctor Who novels, audio plays and comics, and, having won a BBC contest to get a play on TV, and worked his way up through shows like Casualty and Holby City, became the fan who got to write for the show itself.
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DC: DEMON KNIGHTS He went on to work on other TV series like Robin Hood and Primeval, to write two seasons of his own CITV show, Wavelength, and to break into comics, writing for Marvel, DC and 2000AD on such titles as Captain Britain and MI-13Young AvengersWolverineKnight and Squire, Batman and Robin,Action ComicsDemon KnightsXTNCT and Pan-African Judges. He created Saucer Country for Vertigo, and has new creator-owned projects in the pipeline.
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CPP PC - Saucer Country V1 CPP PC - Saucer Country V2 In the meantime, he’d also achieved his ambition to become a novelist, first having two SF novels,Something More and British Summertime, published by Gollancz, then starting the Shadow Police series with London Falling and The Severed Streets at Tor.
DC: OTHER His short fiction, often featuring the character of Jonathan Hamilton, an out-of-uniform soldier in a parallel world where the ‘great game’ of European espionage continues into space, has been published in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction MagazineInterzoneThe Daily TelegraphThe Timesand at He’s also written twice for George R.R. Martin’s Wild Cards short story anthologies.
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Paul has also scripted Judge Dredd, Soldier Zero and (of course) Dr Who comics, and the Dr Who TV episodes “Father’s Day” (2005), “Human Nature” (2007), “The Family of Blood” (2007). CPP PC - Dr Who Nemesis of the Daleks He’s the creator of Bernice Summerfield, a Doctor Who companion from the novels who for twenty years now has had her own spinoff line of books and audio plays.


He lives in Buckinghamshire with his wife, a priest in the Church of England, and their toddler son, Thomas. His interests include cricket, matters Fortean and Kate Bush.