Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

Short Trips: Farewells, edited by Jacqueline Rayner

Second paragraph of third story ("The Bad Guy", by Stephen Fewell):
‘Whenever I think of you,’ she said, ‘I’ll always remember you with fondness —’ She’d been trembling as she took my hand, her rings clustered cold against my fingers.
Another of the Big Finish anthologies, unusually taking the first eight Doctors in chronological sequence with stories about saying goodbye. A strong start and end, with the First Doctor taking Ian and Barbara along Route 66 and the Eighth Doctor re-enacting The Wicker Man with contemporary garden furniture (one for strangecomplex, I think), by Gareth Wigmore and Paul Magrs respectively. The others that grabbed me were an elegiac Fourth Doctor story, "Into the Silent Land" by Steven A. Roman, and a grim Sicth Doctor story by Joe Lidster, "Curtain Call". In general 2006 seems to have been a good year for the Short trips anthologies, as it was for New Who in general.

Next in sequence of these anthologies is Short Trips: The Centenarian, edited by Ian Farrington, but I read it back in 2010, so I'll move on to Short Trips: Time Signature, edited by Simon Guerrier.

Tags: bookblog 2017, doctor who, writer: joe lidster, writer: paul magrs

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