Original Fiction

Doctor Who: The Eye of Torment

A new collection of comic strip adventures of the twelfth Doctor and Clara, as portrayed by Peter Capaldi, from the pages of Doctor Who Magazine. The collection contains four adventures: “The Eye of Torment,” by Scott Gray, illustrated by Martin Geraghty; “Instruments of War,” written and illustrated by Mike Collins; “Blood and Ice,” written by Jacqueline Rayner and illustrated by Martin Geraghty; and “The Crystal Throne,” by Scott Gray, illustrated by Mike Collins.

  • Publisher: Panini UK Ltd
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846536731

Doctor Who: The Legends of River Song

‘Hello, sweetie!’

Melody Pond, Melody Malone, River Song…She has had many names. Whoever she really is, this archaeologist and time traveller has had more adventures (and got into more trouble) than most people in the universe.

And she’s written a lot of it down. Well, when you’re married to a Time Lord (or possibly not), you have to keep track of what you did and when. Especially as it may not actually have happened to both of you yet.

These are just a few of River Song’s exploits, extracted from her journals. Sometimes, she is with the Doctor. Sometimes she’s on her own. But wherever and whenever she may be, she is never far from danger and excitement.

This is just a tiny portion of her impossible life. But it will reveal more than you’ve ever known about the legend that is River Song.

  • Publisher: BBC Books
  • ISBN-13: 978-1785940880

Blake’s 7: Mindset

A voice is calling in the darkness. A voice that only Cally can hear.

Vila has abandoned his crewmates, searching for the mythical water of life. With Cally acting suspiciously, Tarrant and Grant face danger at the heart of paradise.

A gift is being offered. A gift that will cost one member of the Liberator crew dearly.

But will Cally accept?

Written By: Jacqueline Rayner
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman

  • Publisher: Big Finish Productions Ltd
  • ISBN-13: 978-1781784068

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Snow White, Black Heart

Perfect for pupils with a low reading age of 8 to 9, but a high interest age of 12 to 15, our Teen Reads will have readers on the edge of their seats. Just the right level of challenging vocabulary and plot-lines make these books highly accessible, drawing readers into exciting worlds whilst simultaneously developing their reading skills. Carla was the fairest in the school – until Lucy arrived. Now it seems she’ll do anything to regain her crown. But exactly how far will she go?

  • Publisher: Badger Publishing
  • ISBN-13: 978-1781479636

Doctor Who The Marian Conspiracy

Tracking a nexus point in time, the Doctor meets Dr Evelyn Smythe, a history lecturer whose own history seems to be rapidly vanishing.

The Doctor must travel back to Tudor times to stabilise the nexus and save Evelyn’s life. But there he meets the Queen of England and use all his skills of diplomacy to avoid ending up on the headman’s block…

Written By: Jacqueline Rayner
Directed By: Gary Russell

  • Publisher: Big Finish Productions Ltd
  • ISBN-13: 978-1903654170

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Doctor Who and The Pirates

All aboard, me hearties, for a rip-roaring tale of adventure on the high seas! There’ll be rum for all and sea shanties galore as we travel back in time to join the valiant crew of the good ship Sea Eagle, braving perils, pirates and a peripatetic old sea-dog known only as the Doctor!

Gasp as our Gallifreyan buccaneer crosses swords with the fearsome Red Jasper, scourge of the seven seas and possessor of at least one wooden leg! Thrill as Evil Evelyn the Pirate Queen sets sail in search of buried treasure, with only a foppish ship’s captain and an innocent young cabin boy by her side! Marvel at the melodious mayhem which ensues as we sail the ocean blue!

And wonder why Evelyn still hasn’t realised that very few stories have happy endings…

Written By: Jacqueline Rayner
Directed By: Barnaby Edwards

  • Publisher: Big Finish Productions Ltd
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844350247

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Doctor Who: The Doomwood Curse

Curses and tombs, revenge from beyond the grave – and Dick Turpin!

England, 1738. On the trail of a lost book, the Doctor and Charley arrive at the beautiful country estate of Sir Ralph and Lady Sybil. But all is far from idyllic. There’s a murderer on the loose, and the nearby woods are the haunt of the notorious highwayman Dick Turpin.

And that’s not all. Something else has journeyed here. Something that could destroy the very fabric of reality. The Doctor and Charley have just forty-eight hours to solve the mystery before the whole world succumbs to The Doomwood Curse.
Written By: Jacqueline Rayner
Directed By: Barnaby Edwards

  • Publisher: Big Finish Productions Ltd
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844353200

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Doctor Who: Winner Takes All

Rose and the Doctor return to present-day Earth, and become intrigued by the latest craze – the video game, Death to Mantodeans. Is it as harmless as it seems? And why are so many local people going on holiday and never returning? Meanwhile, on another world, an alien war is raging. The Quevvils need to find a new means of attacking the ruthless Mantodeans.

Searching the galaxy for cunning, warlike but gullible allies, they find the ideal soldiers on Earth. Will Rose be able to save her family and friends from the alien threat? And can the Doctor play the game to the end and win?

  • Publisher: BBC Books
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849907156

Doctor Who: The Stone Rose

A 2,000 year old statue of Rose Tyler is a mystery that the Doctor and Rose can only solve by travelling back to the time when it was made. But when they do, they find the mystery is deeper and more complicated than they ever imagined.

While the Doctor searches for a missing boy, Rose befriends a girl who it seems can accurately predict the future. But when the Doctor stumbles on the terrible truth behind the statue, Rose herself learns that you have to be very careful what you wish for.

  • Publisher: BBC Books
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849909068

Doctor Who: The Last Dodo

After a trip to the zoo, the Doctor and Martha go in search of a real live dodo, and are transported by the TARDIS to the mysterious Museum of the Last Ones. There, in the Earth section, they discover every extinct creature up to the present day – billions of them, from the tiniest insect to the biggest dinosaur, all still alive and in suspended animation.

Preservation is the Museum’s only job – collecting the last of every endangered species from all over the universe. And for millennia the Museum has been trying to trace one elusive specimen: the last of the Time Lords…

  • Publisher: BBC Books
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846072246

The Waythroo Wormhole

Blast off on the biggest micro-adventure yet with the popular Project X characters Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger and their new robot micro-friend, Eight. Carefully levelled and highly motivating, this book is ideal for independent reading.

The Excelsa is nearing the Waythroo Wormhole, but time is short and supplies are running low. Tiger tries to duplicate an emergency ration-pack in the ship’s fabricator so there’s enough food for the rest of the trip. What he doesnt realize is that there’s a stowaway on board whos tampered with the fabricator. Can the micro-friends defeat thwart disaster and make it through the wormhole back home?

This book also contains notes on the inside front and back covers that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and give a follow-up activity to support children in their reading and comprehension skills.

  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198391418


Project X Alien Adventures takes you on an incredible reading journey with this fantastic story featuring the popular Project X characters Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger.

As soon as Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger rip-jump to their next dimension, they begin to experience problems with their watches. To add to this, they find a platoon of Krush warriors frozen behind an invisible barrier and one of them is holding the precious thought vial that the children seek.
Can they make it through the barrier and get the thought vial, or will the Betterworlders stop them?

Carefully levelled and highly motivating, this book is ideal for independent reading. This book also contains notes on the inside front and back covers with advice on supporting older children with their reading, questions for readers, and a follow-up activity.

  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198310617

Doctor Who: The Transit of Venus

The year is 1770, and daring explorer Captain James Cook and his crew on the Endeavour are navigating the Pacific Ocean.

Into their midst come strangers: the Doctor and Ian Chesterton, who are believed to have come from Venus. But the TARDIS is lost to them – along with both Susan and Barbara – and Ian makes an enemy of the ship’s chief scientist, Joseph Banks.

Why is Banks acting strangely? Could it be that the travellers are not the only visitors from the stars?

Written By: Jacqueline Rayner
Directed By: Nigel Fairs

  • Publisher: Big Finish Productions Ltd
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844353569

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Doctor Who: The Suffering

The TARDIS materializes in England in the year 1912, a time of great social change. The Suffragette movement is lobbying for votes for women, and the skull of the so-called ‘missing link’ has been discovered in Piltdown.

While Vicki falls victim to a strange influence, the Doctor and Steven investigate the fossilized remains. The Suffering has been unleashed. Can the travellers survive its rage?

Written By: Jacqueline Rayner
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman

  • Publisher: Big Finish Productions Ltd
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844354634

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Doctor Who: Starborn

On a visit to early 20th Century Earth, Vicki receives a warning – if she leaves in the TARDIS, then she will die.

Unable to join her friends, Vicki is given an audience by a psychic called Violet, who contacts voices beyond this mortal plain.

And one of those voices is Vicki herself, who reveals what will happen at the ship’s next landing place – and what terrible fate awaits…

Written By: Jacqueline Rayner
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman

  • Publisher: Big Finish Productions Ltd
  • ISBN-13: 978-1781780916

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Doctor Who: The Sontaran Games

The TARDIS lands at an academy for top athletes, all hoping to be chosen for the forthcoming Globe Games. But is one of them driven enough to resort to murder? The Doctor discovers that the students have been hushing up unexplained deaths.

Teaming up with a young swimmer called Emma, the Doctor begins to investigate – but he doesn’t expect to find a squad of Sontarans invading the academy!

As the Sontarans begin their own lethal version of the Globe Games, the Doctor and Emma must find out what’s really going on. But the Doctor is captured and forced to take part in the Sontaran Games. Can even a Time Lord survive this deadly contest?

  • Publisher: BBC Books
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846076435

Doctor Who: Magic of the Angels

‘No one from this time will ever see that girl again…’

The Doctor, Amy and Rory round off a sight-seeing tour round London with a trip to the theatre. That’s when things start to go wrong.

The Doctor wonders why so many young girls are going missing from the area. When he sees Sammy Star’s amazing magic act, he thinks he knows the answer. Sammy’s glamorous assistant disappears at the climax of the act – but this is no stage trick.

The Doctor and his friends team up with residents of an old people’s home to discover the truth. And together they find themselves face to face with a deadly Weeping Angel.

Whatever you do – don’t blink!

  • Publisher: BBC Books
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849902861

Doctor Who: Earthworld

Anji has just had the worst week of her life. She should be back at her desk, not travelling through time and space in a police box. The Eighth Doctor is supposed to be taking her home, so why are there dinosaurs outside? The Doctor doesn’t seem to know either, or else he surely would have mentioned the homicidal princesses, teen terrorists and mad robots? One thing is certain: Anji is never going to complain about Monday mornings in the office again.

  • Publisher: BBC Books
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849905206

Doctor Who: Wolfsbane

Harry is dead. Having left him abandoned and alone in pre-war Britain, the Doctor and Sarah try to solve the mystery of his death. But the only witness is in a lunatic asylum, driven mad by what he has seen. He tells of murder and mutilation, of living trees and long-dead legends, of wolfmen and war…And of a mysterious stranger known only as the Doctor. Can it be true that Harry discovered the last resting place of the Holy Grail? Why are the flowers and trees in a Somerset village in full bloom at Christmas? And is it just a coincidence that Harry died under a full moon? This adventure features the Third and Eighth Doctors, Sarah Jane and Harry.

  • Publisher: BBC Books
  • ISBN-13: 978-0563486091

Professor Bernice Summerfield and the Squire’s Crystal

Legend tells of an evil sorceress who used the power of magical crystals to transfer her mind into the bodies of others. Her reign of terror was long and bloody, and her final defeat the cause of great rejoicing. But that’s just a legend, a story told to children–isn’t it? Finding the last resting place of the Crystal Sorceress is an archaeological dream on a par with discovering the Holy Grail. So it’s hardly likely that someone will just offer the solution to Professor Bernice Summerfield on a plate. But sometimes the unlikely actually happens. And one thing that’s very, very unlikely is that Benny will suddenly find herself to be a member of the opposite gender!

  • Publisher: Big Finish Productions Ltd
  • ISBN-13: 978-1903654132

Professor Bernice Summerfield and the Glass Prison

Don’t ever annoy the Fifth Axis. They might throw you into the Glass Prison on Deirbhile- and then throw away the key. Once you’re inside, there’s nowhere to hide. They can see your every movement. They control you. You’re going to be watched for the rest of your life, wherever you go, whoever you are. Even if you’re a professor of archaeology. Even if you’re a friend of the famous Irving Braxiatel, and you’ve written several popular coffee-table books. Even if you’re pregnant, and your baby’s due any day now. But, of course, they know all about your baby. And they’re planning to take it away. That is, unless the loony cultists you’re locked up with don’t get it first.

  • Publisher: Big Finish Productions Ltd
  • ISBN-13: 978-1903654415

Doctor Who: The Pictures of Emptiness: The Darksmith Legacy

The Doctor finds himself on trial before the Shadow Proclamation where the Crystal is legally returned to Gisella. The Doctor is ready to continue his mission until Gisella betrays him, staying with the Darksmiths. But she accidentally reveals where the Darksmiths are meeting their client. The Doctor arrives on the chosen planet, and becomes involved in an adventure involving missing eyes and souls. Will the Doctor solve this mystery and stop the hand over of the Crystal?

  • Publisher: BBC Books
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405905206

Doctor Who: The Water Thief (Step Back in Time)

Exciting, action-packed, new original fiction for younger Doctor Who fans, starring the Eleventh Doctor with his companions Amy Pond and Rory Williams! Step Back in Time contains two fast-paced, fun-filled adventures! In “The Water Thief,” the Doctor, Amy, and Rory are visiting an archaeological site in ancient Egypt, where they soon realize there’s something unearthly being dug up – and it wants all the water it can find!

  • Publisher: Penguin Group
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405908054

Professor Bernice Summerfield and the Grel Escape

Young children can be difficult. Tantrums, toy-throwing, not wanting to go to bed, whisking their mothers on dangerous journeys throughout all of time and space.

Jason wants Benny’s son Peter to have a normal childhood. Peter has other plans. And unfortunately, Peter also has Benny and Jason’s Time Rings. And knows how to use them. Even more unfortunately, the fact-obsessed, tentacle-faced Grel have built a time machine, and they’re after Peter.

So Benny finds herself on the run, landing in frightening festivals and deadly deserts, facing ridiculously inaccurate robot doubles and hideously accented tourists, in what can only be described as a sort of chase.
Written By: Jacqueline Rayner
Directed By: Gary Russell

  • Publisher: Big Finish Productions Ltd
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844350414

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Professor Bernice Summerfield and the Kingdom of the Blind

Jason Kane thought things had been going so well with ex-wife Bernice Summerfield, until she went sleepwalking, stole Brax’s shuttle (causing Jason grievous bodily harm in the process), and then abandoned her on-off lover to the mercy of a horde of mute and unfriendly aliens.

Although Benny – waking to find herself marooned on a strange planet dressed only in her nightie, with strange voices in her head and a bunch of one-eyed monsters threatening to cut out her tongue – would probably argue that her day was even worse, thank you very much.

But Benny does seem to have stumbled across the last resting place of a legendary civilisation, so it’s not all bad. Well, assuming she and Jason can survive – intact – long enough to tell anyone about it…
Written By: Jacqueline Rayner
Directed By: Gary Russell

  • Publisher: Big Finish Productions Ltd
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844351312

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Bernice Summerfield: The Temple of Questions (Epoch)

Life can be dangerous when a god’s got it in for you.

Bernice and her Historian allies, Ruth and Leonidas, are trying to unearth the truth behind the mysterious world they’re living in.

Poseidon, god of the seas, is apparently offering them answers – but only if they play his games. And he’s not playing fair…

Bernice’s new family is in danger of being ripped apart by forces that are beyond their understanding. To keep her friends, she might have to lose the games… and her life with them.

  • Publisher: Big Finish Productions Ltd
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844355983

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