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June Books 11) Short Trips and Side Steps, edited by Stephen Cole and Jacqueline Rayner

The third and last of the BBC anthologies of stories featuring the pre-New Who Doctors, published in 2000. I choose my words carefully, as the collection includes several side steps into non-standard continuity - a brief sequel to the Sixth Doctor stage play, The Ultimate Adventure; a story from the Third Doctor's timeline in TV Action magazine; a rather poor effort with the Seventh Doctor, Ace and K9 (as in Dimensions in Time); and most memorably a piece by Justin Richards set between the two Doctor Who movies, featuring a villainous aristocrat called Tarkin who may or may not have an evil twin. There is also an exploration of what might have been happening behind the scenes at Coal Hill School by Daniel O'Mahony. Nice to see this brief series of books ending on such an adventurous note.
Tags: bookblog 2011, doctor who, doctor who: spinoff fiction, writer: daniel o'mahony, writer: jacqueline rayner, writer: justin richards, writer: stephen cole
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