Paul Douglas Cornell (born 18 July 1967) is a British writer. He got the chance to become a PromotedFanboy when he was asked to write for the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures. Among his contributions to the Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse was Characters/BerniceSummerfield, an EnsembleDarkhorse who spun off into [[Franchise/BerniceSummerfield her own series]]. He also wrote ''WebAnimation/ScreamOfTheShalka'', a (in retrospect) AlternateContinuity web-based animated series in which (he claims) the Doctor and the Master are totally doin' it. Since ''Series/DoctorWho'''s return, he's written the episodes [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E8FathersDay "Father's Day"]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E8HumanNature "Human Nature"]], and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E9TheFamilyOfBlood "The Family of Blood"]].

He's also written for comics including ''ComicBook/CaptainBritainAndMI13'', the "[[ComicBook/TheBlackRing Black Ring]]" story arc in ''ComicBook/ActionComics'', ''ComicBook/SaucerCountry'' and ''[[Franchise/{{Batman}} Batman And Robin]]'', and has written ''Pulse'', a well-received medical horror pilot for [=BBC3=]. In the Creator/DCComics' ComicBook/{{New 52}}, he kicked off the new ''ComicBook/{{Stormwatch}}'' and ''ComicBook/DemonKnights''. In 2017, he announced his "retirement" from working on projects not owned by him.
!!Works by Paul Cornell with their own trope pages include:
* ''ComicBook/TheBlackRing''
* ''ComicBook/CaptainBritainAndMI13''
* ''ComicBook/DemonKnights''
* ''ComicBook/DoctorWhoFourDoctors''
* ''ComicBook/SaucerCountry''
* ''WebAnimation/ScreamOfTheShalka''
* Literature/ShadowPolice

!!He and his work are known for these tropes:
* CreatorThumbprint: Owls, family ties, anti-racism, BodyHorror, ThePowerOfFriendship, homoerotica and UsefulNotes/{{cricket}}.
* DeusAngstMachina: His ''Series/DoctorWho'' fiction in particular tends to, as he described it, take characters that you care about and put them through hell.
* EvilTwin: Pete Cornell. In fact, a typo in ''The DC Comics Encyclopedia'' which achieved MemeticMutation status.
* PromotedFanboy: From a mild-mannered ''Series/DoctorWho'' fanfic writer to running one of the biggest LongRunners in comics, all in the span of two decades. Quite the promotion.