Short stories

Dozens of anthologies have been published over the years containing short stories relating to Doctor Who, directly or indirectly (the latter including spinoff characters like Bernice Summerfield or Iris Wildthyme).


Short stories listed by range:

Short Trips short story collections
A long-running range of over 30 Doctor Who short story collections.

Decalog short story collections
In the 1990s, Virgin Books published a series of 5 Doctor Who-themed short story collections.

Temporal Logbook short story collections
A trilogy of unofficial Doctor Who short story anthologies, in aid of charity.

Lethbridge-Stewart short stories
An assortment of short story anthologies featuring the long-running and much-loved Doctor Who character Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart.

Forgotten Lives short story anthologies
A trilogy of charity short story anthologies featuring the “forgotten” past incarnations of the Doctor, as glimpsed briefly on-screen during The Brain of Morbius.

Bernice Summerfield short stories
Short story collections featuring the exploits of Bernice “Benny” Summerfield, hard-drinking, wise-cracking archaeologist and sometime companion to the Seventh Doctor.

Iris Wildthyme short story collections
Books featuring the eccentric Time Lady and intergalactic adventuress, Iris Wildthyme.

Faction Paradox short stories
Short story collections featuring the “time-travelling voodoo cult” from BBC Books’ Eighth Doctor novels.

Cwej short story collections
A series of short story anthologies featuring Chris Cwej, literary companion to the Seventh Doctor in the 1990s New Adventures novels.

Tales of the City
A range of Faction Paradox spin-off short story anthologies set in the fictional City of the Saved.

Miscellaneous short stories
Short stories which don't belong in any of the above ranges.

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Activity books
Colouring books, diaries, sticker books, cookbooks, role-playing games, and any other type of book designed for an activity other than reading.

These slim hardback books containing a mixture of fact and fiction have been a staple of British childrens’ Christmas stockings for decades.

Biographies, autobiographies and memoirs of well-known Doctor Who cast and crew.

Factual books
Non-fiction books about Doctor Who, ranging from behind-the-scenes production information, histories of the programme, media studies books, etc. etc.

Graphic novels
A selection of original graphic novels and collections of Doctor Who Magazine comic strips republished in book form.

A wide selection of books giving a humorous slant on Doctor Who, and also a selection of unofficial comedic parodies.

Original novels
Original Doctor Who fiction novels and novellas, i.e. not based on TV episodes.

TV novelisations
Adaptations of Doctor Who TV episodes in book form.

Script books
A selection of books containing the original scripts from Doctor Who TV stories and audio dramas.

Short stories
Anthologies of short stories and short fiction related (directly or indirectly) to Doctor Who.

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(Book)Faction Paradox: The Boulevard Vol. 2
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Range:Faction Paradox short stories
Released:16 January 2024
By:Stuart Douglas (ed.)

Obverse Books
(Book)UNIT: The Benton Files IV
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Range:Lethbridge-Stewart short stories
Released:22 March 2024
By:Hayden Gribble & Ian Ball

Candy Jar Books
(Book)Ice Hot
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Range:Miscellaneous short stories
Released:May 2024 (Date unconfirmed)
By:Kara Dennison (ed.)

Obverse Books
(Book)Fifteen Doctors, 15 Stories: Tales of Science, Magic, Monsters and Time Travel from the Best Writers in the Universe
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Range:Miscellaneous short stories
Released:9 July 2024
By:Eoin Colfer, Michael Scott, Marcus Sedgwick & Philip Reeve
(Book)I, TARDIS: Memoirs of an Impossible Blue Box
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Range:Miscellaneous short stories
Released:11 July 2024
By:Stephen Cole
(Book)Cwej: Down the Middle
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Range:Cwej short story collections
Released:July 2024 (Date unconfirmed)
By:Hunter O'Connell (ed.)

(Book)The Adventures Before
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Range:Miscellaneous short stories
Released:3 October 2024
(Book)Cwej: Hidden Truths
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Range:Cwej short story collections
Released:December 2024 (Date unconfirmed)
By:Hunter O'Connell & Dillon O'Hara (ed.)

Other Forthcoming Releases:
Sarah Jane Smith: Roving Reporter IIMiscellaneous short storiesUnknownJune 2025 (Date unconfirmed) 

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