Preview – The Labours of Travellers

by Jay Bishop-Thompson

Life in Stalin’s Russia is hard as the Doctor discovers when the TARDIS takes him and Antoine to an industrial town intent on doing all they can to meet their targets. But they soon get swept up in history, falling in with politicians and workers all trying to survive the harsh realities of their lives.

While Antoine goes underground and experiences the claustrophobic horrors of a cramped mineshaft, the Doctor witnesses firsthand the paranoia and fear rife throughtout the country. It’s the time of the Purges and nobody is safe.

But who is hiding in the warehouse on the outskirts of the city? Why are they mining for minerals nobody has ever heard of? What are the creatures that scurry around just out of sight? And who is responsible for the hole in the time vortex?

Sometimes, being forced to work until you drop dead isn’t the worst thing that could happen to you.

Preview – Dalek Oblivion

by James Durkin

Every harvest, bandits raid a tiny village in medieval japan. But this time it’ll be different. This year the village elders have recruited a group of samurai to defend their crops. This year, they make a stand.

But with ever increasing odds, how long can the small band of samurai hold out? What’s behind the strange voices a little girl can hear in her head? Who is this mysterious foreigner the Doctor, and why does he seem to know what’s about to happen?

As reality proves stranger than they can ever expect, the samurai soon find that there are worse things than bandits. Things that the universe thought forgotten. Things that are writing themselves back into our world.

This time it’ll be different.

Preview – A Beautiful Mess

by Lucille Arboine

“They say that reality is 90% what you remember.”

“And the remaining 10%?”

“What you think you remember.”

Manchester, 1969. A mind-altering drug is starting to sweep across the nation. The police are on the case, but with limited success. Camille doesn’t want to get involved, but the Doctor’s curiosity has already got the better of him. Teaming up with DCI Rhodes and his assistant Giovanna Everglade, the Doctor does what he can.

But things are going to get personal.

The mind works in mysterious ways.