Note: This was the 29th and final volume of Short Trips short story anthologies published by Big Finish after they lost the rights to publish Doctor Who short fiction.
Since 2002, Short Trips has brought together an exciting mix of well-known Doctor Who authors and new writing talent in a series of short-story anthologies. This compilation celebrates the series with stories picked by each of the Short Trips editors.
With an introduction from every editor, including Nicholas Briggs, Paul Cornell, Jacqueline Rayner and Gary Russell, this is the definitive Short Trips short-story collection!
Featuring stories by Simon Guerrier, Joseph Lidster, Jonathan Morris, Paul Magrs, Eddie Robson and many more!
Inner dustjacket flaps read as follows:
Twenty-eight of the best stories from the Short Trips range, chosen by the editors.
The rear dustjacket flap contains character summaries of Doctors 1-8:
A mischevious old wizard, the First Doctor is not above sabotaging his own TARDIS or endangering his friends to get what he wants. He sometimes travels with his granddaughter, Susan
An impish vagabond in time, the Second Doctor is a playful and enthusiastic character, but with a sometimes melancholic side. Enemies underestimate his resolve and determination
The Third Doctor is a dashing, imperious chap, an expert in Venusian aikido and friend to all the famous and infamous figures in time. He was exiled to Earth for a while by his own race
Instantly recognisable in his enormous scarf and long coat, the tall, booming-voiced Fourth Doctor is a strange and alien eccentric, and is completely unpredictable
Dressed in his beloved cricketing gear, the Fifth Doctor — an old man in a youngster’s body — is a good, compassionate figure struggling in a universe of horrors
The bombastic and larger-than-life Sixth Doctor, usually dressed in an outlandishly multicoloured coat, can be fiercely perceptive, with a keen and sometimes ruthless moral purpose
Once upbeat and effervescent, the wily and elusive Seventh Doctor now often lets his companions take the foreground, while he lingers in the shadows to catch his enemies off-guard
Bursting with enthusiasm and joie de vivre, the Eighth Doctor lives in the moment... which can often be his weakness. He has travelled with several different companions, but often travels alone.