Doctor Who Big Finish Short Trips series by Jacqueline Rayner, John Binns, Gary Russell, et al (Editors) (No.1 to 29)
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Overview: In 2002, Big Finish Productions obtained the rights to the Short Trips series. The Big Finish Short Trips books, like the Decalog series, are built around themes. These include an annual volume dedicated to Christmas related tales and one volume dedicated to Dalek stories. A total of twenty-eight volumes of new material featuring several hundred stories featuring the first eight Doctors were published by March 2009.
Genre: Science Fiction.
1.Zoidac by: Mark Michalowski, Paul Leonard, Tony Keetch, Ian Potter, Simon A. Forward, Sarah Groenewegen, Simon Guerrier, Paul Magrs, Todd Green, Joseph Lidster, Andrew Collins, and Alison Lawson.
This collection features twelve exclusive short stories from well-known names in Doctor Who fiction — including acclaimed novelist and Booker nominee Paul Magrs, alongside Simon A. Forward, Mark Michalowski, Paul Leonard, and Joseph Lidster as well as fresh new voices.
2.Companions by: Peter Anghelides, Justin Richards, Andrew Collins, Ian Potter, Gary Russell, Paul Magrs, Mark Michalowski, Steve Lyons, Stephen Fewell, Simon Guerrier, Nick Clark, Eddie Robson, Andrew Spokes, David Bailey, Simon A. Forward, and Alison Lawson.
Wanted: attractive young girl (boy may be considered). Must have strong ankles, healthy lungs, and no family ties. Ability to say, "What’s that, Doctor?", in many different ways a necessity. Bizarre taste in clothes may be an advantage. Must be able to deal with traumatic situations involving life and death with no obvious after effects.
3.A Universe of Terrors by: Lance Parkin, Gareth Wigmore, Trevor Baxendale, Tara Samms, Juliet E McKenna, Jeremy Daw, Alexander Leithes, Jonathan Morris, John Binns, Andrew Campbell, David Bailey, Marc Platt, Robert Shearman, William Keith, and Huw Wilkins.
Join the Doctor on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe, from an alien world tyrannised by a god-like machine, to the British retreat from Afghanistan in 1842. Discover the secrets of the TARDIS’s original owner, and of three faceless creatures stranded in 21st-century Hollywood. And finally, if you can, face the terrors that lurk in your own heart, and in your dreams.
4.The Muses by: Robert Shearman, Gareth Roberts, Tara Samms, Simon Guerrier, Sarah Groenewegen, Ian Potter, Simon A.Forward, Steve Lyons, and Justin Richards.
Tell me, O Muse, of that many-aspected hero who fled his home world to travel every corner of time and space. Tell me, daughter of Jove, of his battles and his tragedies, of the strangers he encountered and the evil plots he foiled. Speak with laughter, with tears, through songs and visions of the Doctor, the hero and champion of this world and many more.
5.Steel Skies by:Mathew Griffiths, Simon Guerrier, Graeme Burk, Huw Wilkins, Paul Leonard, Mark Wriht, Kate Orman, Jeremy Daw, Richard salter, Cavan Scott, Lance Parkin, Marc Platt, Rebecca Levene, John Binns, Peter Anghelides, and Jonathon Blum.
A collection of stories based in enclosed and artificial environments: places constructed to keep the dangers of the universe outside, perhaps, or to keep their inhabitants locked in. It is divided into four sections, each exploring a different kind of confinement.
6.Past Tense by: Simon Guerrier, Alison Lawson, Christopher Bav, Eric Saward, Stephen Hatcher, Jonathan Morris, Dave Owen, Ian McLaughlin, Claire Bartlett, Anthony Keetch, Mark Wright, John Binns, Ian Mond, Danny Heap, Neve Fountain, Nicholas Briggs, Paul Williams, Samantha Baker, and Joseph Lidster.
Stories set exclusively in Earth’s past: from the heady atmosphere of Shakespearian London to the shadowy world of prewar Istanbul; from the time of King Alfred to the turn of the Millennium.
7.Life Science by: David Bailey, John Seavey, Mark Stevens, Ian Farrington, Trevor Baxendale, Jonathon Morris, Richard salter, Kate Orman, Steve Lyons, Matthew Griffiths, Todd Green, Gareth Wigmore, Alexander Leithes, Andrew Campbell, Lance PArkin, and Jim Mortimore.
Once, we believed our lives were sacred, that we had souls. Now we know we are mere machines; genetic data. We are science. But even as we learn, the properties of life remain uncertain. How does life acquire consciousness, or rights? Does a robot dream? If a person transforms into an oak tree, is it science or the work of gods? Did the Victorians find a way to resurrect the dead?
8.Repercussions by: Ian McLaughlin, Claire Bartlett, Trevor Baxendale, Colin Brake, Peter Anghelides, andy Frankham, Shaun Lyon, Jon de Burgh Miller, Sarah Groenewegen, Trey Korte, Eddie Robson, Todd Green, Andy Russell. Andrew Collins, Kathryn Sullivan, Mark Michalowski, Joseph Lidster, and Gary Russell.
All across the universe, the Doctor is hailed as a hero, a benevolent force, the man who fights the monsters, topples the dictators and frees the oppressed. Repercussions demonstrates an alternative side to this. What if, whilst doing these good, even great, deeds, the Doctor is unwittingly changing the Web of Time. Giving people knowledge they’re not supposed to have. Empowering races that should have remained in the dark ages. Overthrowing the evil that, had it continued to flourish, might ultimately have brought together a greater force of good to eradicate itself.
9.Monsters by: Ian Mond, Danny Oz, Jim Mortimore, Marc Platt, Stephen Hatcher, Matt Grady, Samantha Baker, Simon Guerrier, Joseph Lidster, Anthony Keetch, Jacqueline Rayner, and Steve Lyons.
Whether made of flesh and bone, or created in the deep recesses of the mind, monsters are terrible things. They hunt, they chase, they stalk. They don’t stop and they don’t listen to your pleas. They come after you in the night, when you least expect it; they invade your world when all seems safe. Monsters features stories that tell tale of such beasts: some real, some imaginary, some alien, some homegrown.
10.2040 by: Richard Slater, Tara Samms, Huw Wilkins, Lance Parkin, Andy Campbell, Xanna Eve Chown, Matthew Griffiths, Kate Orman, alexander Leithes, Gareth Wigmore, Marc Platt, Rebecca Levene, Jacqueline Rayner and John Binns.
The future is here and it’s not what we expected. To the governments and corporations of the world in 2040, expansion is an article of faith. The human race must expand outwards, exploring new territories, new technologies, new ways of thinking. Only problem is, the human race doesn’t necessarily share that faith. And with so much at stake, our leaders may have to call in some new partners to make sure we see the light.
11.A Christmas Treasury by: Simon Guerrier, Nick Wallace, Val Douglas, Peter Adamson, Dave Stone, Peter Anghelides, Marc Platt, Darren Sellars, Mark Michalowski, Neil Perryman, Stephen Fewell, Paul Beardsley, Terrance dicks, Jonathon Morris, Andy Campbell, Ian Potter, Shaun Lyon, Martin Day, Steve Lyons, Jackie Marshall, Cavin Scott, Mark Wright, Karen Dunn, and Stephen Cole.
Celebrate a Doctor Who Christmas with this luxury treasury of stories, poems, games and recipes for all the family. Join the Doctor as he visits a Christmas truce in the trenches, gets caught up in an alien plot concerning the recording of "Do They Know It’s Christmas?" and even manages last-minute shopping in Oxford Street! From heartwarming to heartbreaking, witty pastiches to chilling ghost stories, these tales are the perfect seasonal journey into time and space.
12.Seven Deadly Sins by: Gareth Wigmore, Mark Wright, Tara Samms, Paul Magrs, John Binns, David Bailey, Rebecca Levene, and Jacqueline Rayner.
The darker side of human nature is a terrible place. Its twisted pathways and dismal corners lie ready to lead even the most virtuous traveller astray. And when someone makes just one wrong step, the darkness is quick to close in and engulf them. Between these covers, you will find seven tales of vice, exploring the dark places at the edge of the universe. The Doctor tries to stand against the tide, to bring even a chink of light, of hope, but what good is it when he cannot even save himself from the seven deadly sins? Alone, these seven stories tell terrible tales of misadventure, misdeed and misery together, they reveal an even darker story.
13.A Day in the Life by: Andy Russell, Danny Oz, Gary Merchant, Nev fountain, Ian Farrington, Den Abnett, Ian Mond, Richard Salter, Xanna Eve chown, Phil Pascoe, Trevor Baxendale, Alison Jacobs, Simon Guerrier, Matthew Griffiths, Joseph Lidster, Eddie Robson, and Rebecca Levene.
When you’re time travellers, the concept of a day from midnight to midnight can get lost: the Doctor and his companions arrive on different planets in different eras at different times of the day. They can show up during someone’s lunch break or when they’re asleep, at the breaking of dawn or the coming of night. Throughout his adventures, the Doctor meets many people — security guards on a night shift, mysterious space travellers riding the vortex, mobs of blobby Kobolds, a family sitting down to watch .T.V. but all too often their interaction is brief, a fleeting connection in the web of history. Time it seems, is very much of the essence.
14. The Solar System by: Eddie Robson, Stuart Manning, Jim Mortimore, Trevor Baxendale, Andy Russell, Alison Lawson, Craig Hinton, Richard Dinnick, Dale Smith, and Andrew Frankham.
A star like many others in the western spire of the Milky Way galaxy. Around it, orbit its planets — each one has its own environment; its own history; its own circumstances. The third planet of the ten is the most densely populated. And, over time, its inhabitants have reached out to the other worlds. There, they find surprises, wonders, danger.
15:The History of Christmas by: Matthew Sweet, Jonathon Blum, Stewart Sheargold, Marcus Flavin, Charles Aucherlonie, John Isles, Simon Bucher Jones, Peter Anghelides, Jeff Brown, Robert Smith, Andrew Griffiths, Samantha Baker, Jonathan Clements, Kate Orman, Marc Platt, Pete Kempshall, Simon Guerrier, Scott Andrews, John Drew, Robert Dick, Richard Salter, Eddie Robson, Joseph Lidster, Xanna Eve Chown, and Philip Hallard.
Christmas is a time for many things. For family and old acquaintances. For giving, for receiving, for feasts and celebration. For huddling round the warmth of the fire, sheltered from the dark and the cold outside. And the monsters.
It’s also the busiest time of year for the mysterious Doctor, whether he’s caught-up in the violence of ancient Rome, taking Leonardo da Vinci on a day-trip to the stars, or popping in on the very first Christmas on the moon.
16.Farewells by: Gareth Wigmore, Steve Lyons, Stephen Fewell, Andy Campbell, Andrew Collins, Steven Roman, Jake Elliot, Stewart Sheargold, Matt Kimpton, John Binns, Joseph Lidster, Darren Sellars, Paul Magrs, and Ian Potter.
"After all, who knows, if I go down well, I might even make it my farewell performance".Sometimes it’s easy to say goodbye : to a friend, to a way of life, to a lover. Sometimes it’s heartbreaking. And sometimes they just won’t take the hint.
17.The Centenarians by: Joseph Lidster, Gary Russell, Ian Mond Glen McCoy, Steven Savile, Steven Roman, Benjamin Adams, Simon Guerrier, Brain Willis, Lizzie Hopley, John Davies, Stel Pavlou, Samantha Baker, L. Scott, Steve Parsons, Andrew Brown, Stephen and Hatcher.
There is nothing special about Edward Grainger. His life is much like any other, full of family and friends, love and passion, incidents and turning points. He travels, works, laughs and cries. He has parents, a wife, a child, a grandchild. He lives life to the full. There is nothing special about Edward Grainger. Except… from the day he was born, until the day he will die, he keeps meeting the Doctor. Sometimes a different Doctor, sometimes the same Doctor.
18.Time Signature by: Simon Guerrier, Phillip Hallard, Ben Aaronovitch, Eddie Robson, Jonathon Clements, Ben Wodhams, Joff Brown, Marc Platt, Matthew Sweet, and Andrew Cartmel.
A city destroyed by time itself. A country torn apart by revolution. A man in a boat with a biscuit tin. The Doctor doesn’t just change the lives of those around him, his actions echo through history. Shaping the universe, changing it, rewriting in his own hand. But making it better? It’s a good job he never sticks around for long afterwards. And yet, for all that the universe may be infinite, for all he keeps moving, the Doctor can’t outrun the consequences forever.
19.Dalek Empire by: Nicholas Briggs, Joseph Lidster, Sharon Gosling, Ian Farrington, Simon Guerrier, Justin Edwards, and James Swallow.
Everybody remembers Doctor Who’s most terrifying monsters, the metallic, murderous Daleks! Here they are again in a collection of ripping yarns that draw upon the events and themes of Big Finish Productions’ acclaimed series Dalek Empire.
But never fear, no prior knowledge is necessary. The good Doctor in his many incarnations is on hand to guide us through the terrible events before, after and during the Daleks’ ruthless onslaught.
20.Destination Prague by:sean Williams, James Moore, Keith DeCandido, Mike Barr, Paul Kupperberg, Robert Hood, Brian Keene, Paul Crilley, Stephen Dedman, Paul Finch, Steve Lockley, Paul Lewis, Chris Roberson, Mary Robinette, Bev Vincent, James Swallow, Lee Battersby, Gary Braunbeck, Lucy Snyder, Kevin Killiany, Tim Waggoner, Todd McCaffrey, and Stel Pavlou.
Prague has its demons a city saved from the ravages of war and the Third Reich because of its beauty, it is home to Rabi Loew’s Golem, Rudolph II’s obsession with finding the elixir of youth, scientific genius in the form of Kepler and Tycho Brahe, and the alchemical obsessions of Magister Kelly. It is believed that there are magnetic energies whose lines intersect in Prague at several spots. Astronomy, astrology, numerology and magnetic forces have all played a role in building the city but how will they influence its future? This is the city rich in history, and full of potential how will it adapt over the centuries to come? Will it have a glamorous rebirth or wallow in a dystopic nightmare? And what will be the role of the old superstitions in the new world? For the Doctor and his companions, the answers to these questions are only just the start of further mysteries.
21.Snapshots by: Liz Hopley, James Goss, Helen Raynor, Colin Harvey, Andy Frankham, Scott Handcock, Simon Guerrier, Stewart Manning, John Davies, Eddie Robson, Ian Farrington, Benjamin Adams, Gary Owen, James swallow, Gary Russell, Stel Pavlou, Nigel Fairs, Brain Dooley, Joseph Lidster, Steven Savile, and Paul Magrs.
A mysterious ghost haunts a hotel in India. The terrifying alien C’rizz attacks commuters in King’s Cross station. Beneath a London council estate, a creature is waiting to be born. And on a distant world, an old man trades stories with a strange time traveller. Throughout his adventures in time and space, the Doctor meets so many people and each one is affected in some way. The waiter who keeps a special table for the Time Lord’s granddaughter, Susan. The American student who befriends lost Lucie Miller. The teenage girl who discovers that she may be something more than human. What is it like when that strange blue box appears in your life? What is it like when your eyes are opened to so much more? What is it like when everything changes?
22.The Ghosts of Christmas by: Cavan Scott, Mark Wright, Colin Harvey, Dan Abnett, Scott Matthewman, Ann Kelly, Gary Russell, Jonathan Clements, Ian Farrington, Peter Anghelides, Cavan Scott, Mark Wright, Neil Corry, Xanna Eve Chown, Scott Handcock, Simon Barnard, Paul Morris, John Binns, Richard Salter, Michael Abberton, Trevor Baxendale, Ian McLaughlin, Scott Woodard, Eddie Robson, Steven Savile, Joseph Lidster , and Mark Magrs
Christmas. A time for home. For family. For laughter. Everybody has special memories of Christmas but for others it brings shadows of things that should not have been. Unearthly visitors who open their eyes to new worlds and new experiences. Pantomime coats, robot dogs and a big blue box parked beneath the Christmas tree. Some think these fleeting guests are apparitions. Some think they are angels. Some think they are demons. But all know that Christmas will never be the same again. The Doctor and his companions travel to Christmas Past, Christmas Present and those Christmases Yet to Come. They bring festive laughter and Yuletide joy, creeping dread and screaming horror, slipping in and out of time like the ghosts of Christmas. Christmas. A time for terror. For fear. For ghosts.
23.Defining Patterns by: George Ivanoff, Neil Corry, Mat Coward, Xanna Eve Chown, John Davies, Ian Briggs, Robert Dick, Dave Owen, Stephen Hatcher, Simon Guerrier, Steven Savile, John Dorney, Chris Thomas, Michael Coen, Brian Willis, Lizzie Hopley, Cavan Scott, Mark Wright, Ian Mond, and Ian Farrington.
The known universe is home to countless trillions of lives, all interweaving with each other and affecting the line of history. When someone makes a decision, no matter how significant or seemingly irrelevant, they cause unknown effects throughout the ages. Perhaps other, unreachable, factors are at play too: does the universe have a destiny? Are we all predetermined to follow a particular path? Do we reap what we sow or is it a case of what will be will be? Are coincidences really just that, or do we miss their deeper meanings? Everywhere he looks, the Doctor sees the same patterns , the same events, decisions and actions cropping up again and again. Look at the bigger picture, however, and maybe, just maybe, you’ll see how the universe works. How the universe lives. But, as the Doctor and his companions discover, are these patterns really there? Or do we, by the very nature of seeing them, define them?
24.The Quality of Leadership by: John S. Drew, Peter David, Una McCormack, Diane Duane, Terri Osborne, Richard C. White, Linnea Dodson, Steven Savile, Robert T. Jeschonek, Kathleen David, James Swallow, Allyn Gibson.
King Loran of Zalezna is dead, the victim of an attempted coup. However, with the help of the Eighth Doctor, Loran’s son and heir, Mihal, is able to stop the rebels and claim the throne. Now Mihal faces the prospect of ruling before he’s ready. By way of helping Mihal prepare for his new role, the Doctor tells him of the many leaders he’s met over the course of his lives. Join the Doctor as he regales Prince Mihal with stories from throughout time and space. There are tales of the Roman Empire, from Emperor Theodoric to rebels Spartacus and Calpurnia to Rome’s enemy Queen Boudica. There’s King Arthur and Plato as they’ve never been seen before, Martin Luther and King Henry VIII in the midst of rewriting Europe’s religious landscape and an unexpected side of William Wallace. The Doctor also travels to such exotic worlds as Rishik and Mitidiki, and arrives at a deceptively mundane department store. Leadership comes in many forms. Some are unexpected, some are less pleasant than you’d think and some aren’t quite what history would later paint them to be.
25.Transmissions by: Graeme Burk, Ian Mond, Andy Lane, Mags Halliday, Lou Anders, Richard Wright, James Milton, Dan Abnett, Pete Kempshall, Dale Smith, George Mann, Kelly Hale, Mark Stevens, Steve Lyons, Dave Hoskin, James Moran, and Richard Salter.
If you lost the ability to communicate, what would your life be like? Messages, and the media we use to convey them, surround us every minute of every day. Some are meant for us alone, while others are intended to reach the widest possible audience. Some transmissions are intercepted by unintended recipients and never reach their destination. Others get corrupted along the way. The Doctor knows how important it is to be understood. Whether he is striving to cure a disease that turns words into gibberish, responding to an SOS from the end of time, or unravelling secret messages encoded into the genetic sequences that make up life itself, this is one Time Lord who always knows how to make himself heard. Listen up. Get the message. Keep this frequency clear.
26.How the Doctor Changed My Life by: Michael Coen, Simon Moore, Mike Amberry, Stephen Dunn, Bernard O’Toole, L.M. Myles, Michael Montoure, Tim Lambert, Richard Goff, Caleb Woodbridge, Chris Wing, Mark Smith, James C McFetridge, Einar Olgeirsson, Matthew James, Violet Addison, Andrew K Purvis, Nick May, Steven Alexander, J.R. Loflin, Michael Rees, Dann Chinn, John Callaghan, Arnold Blumberg, and Anna Bratton.
The schoolboy whose twin brother vanished in the night. A woman whose house teems with alien refugees. The dad who dies every evening. All through space and time live people, ordinary people, whose lives have been turned upside down. People who’ve lost jobs and loved ones, or seen their homes destroyed, or found themselves on whole other planets. They’ve nothing in common with one another except that their lives can never be the same. Because they’re people who’ve met the Doctor. Featuring 25 original stories from 25 brand new authors, the winners of a competition to seek out bold new writing talent!
27.Christmas Around The World by: John Binns, Joff Brown, Lisa Miles, Laurence Donaghy, Jason Arnopp, Gareth Wigmore, Simon Guerrier, J.J. Secker, Ian Farrington, Beverley Allen, Rebecca Levene, Eddie Robson, Matthew Griffiths, Andrew Pidoux, David Cromarty, William Potter, Andrew Cartmel, James Moran, David Bailey, and Kate Orman.
Christmas is a time for festivities, family and fun. It’s also a time for action, adventures… and aliens. Spend Christmas with the Doctor as he joins the celebrations around the globe, from the pagan past to the distant future, taking in the frozen waters of the Arctic, the rainforests of Papua New Guinea and even a trip to the planet Gloricious. Christmas is an interesting time of year when the Doctor’s about. In fact, it’s out of this world.
28.Indefinable Magic by: James Goss, Eddie Robson, Ian Farrington, Matthew James, Steve Lyons, David N Smith, Cavan Scott, Mark Wright, John Callaghan, Gareth Wigmore, Simon Guerrier, Michael Rees, Jim Sangster, Mike Amberry, Stephen Hatcher, Stephen Dunn, Arnold T Blumberg, Caleb Woodbridge.
The Doctor and his travelling companions live magical lives — but their lives are tainted by terror. Delve into bizarre, wondrous or simply horrifying worlds with the Doctor and his friends as they land on a world where everyone can fly, help a good friend trapped four centuries in the past, and face aliens that simply want to bring peace to humanity.
29.Re:Collectionsby: Joseph Lidster, Ian Potter, Tara Samms, Justin Richards, Marc Platt, Jonathan Morris, Andy Campbell, Andy Frankham, Matt Grady, Huw Wilkins, Steve Lyons, Paul Magrs, Simon Guerrier, Stuart Manning, Matthew Sweet, Matt Kimpton, Stel Pavlou, Eddie Robson, James Swallow, Sean Williams, Brian Dooley, Neil Corry, Mat Coward, Allyn Gibson, Richard Wright, Anna Bratton, Andrew Pidoux, and David Smith
This bumper collection, subtitled "The Best of Short Trips", contains 28 stories, one from each of the previous 28 volumes.
3.A Universe of Horrors
12.The Seven Deadly Sins
13.A Day In The Life
14.The Solar System
15.The History of Christmas
22.The Ghost of Christmas Past
24.The Quality of Leadership
26.How The Doctor Who Changed My Life
27.Christmas Around The World