The writer’s appearance is part of a “geek night” which includes gaming workshops, a quiz and a chance to view the new full moon through the library observatory.
But the real star of the evening is Terrance who’s had a huge influence on Doctor Who fans and the current team of writers on the hit BBC show.
Kenny Smith, writer of a Doctor Who audio companion, said: “Terrance Dicks virtually taught a whole generation of Doctor Who fans to read.
“In the 1970s and 80s, before the release of old Doctor Who episodes on video and DVD, the only way fans had to learn about old stories was through the novelisations, published by Target Books.
“Terrance always wrote his novelisations in plain and simple English – and it was ideal for young fans as it encouraged them to read and write.
“Even now, the writers on TV Doctor Who today acknowledge the huge impact Terrance has had on their own writing.
“It shouldn’t be forgotten that he was also the man who commissioned scripts throughout the late Patrick Troughton era, and throughout Jon Pertwee’s time as the Doctor, and also wrote Tom Baker’s first Doctor Who adventure.
“He was also the man who wrote The Five Doctors, the show’s 20th anniversary special, and has continued to write original Doctor Who novels and audios for many years.”
The event takes place on Wednesday, May 14 at 7pm.
Book a place by calling Airdrie Library on 01236 758070 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets cost £2 but are free for under 16s.
via Daily Record.