Merry Christmas from everyone at the Doctor Who Companion!
And look! We’ve got you a Christmas present. It’s not under the tree. Nor in your stocking. And no, it’s not been left in the big bin by a delivery driver.
We proudly present to you… the very first DWC Annual!
This is a free-to-download fiction anthology. We gave our writers one word to act as a theme and it was up to them to see how they interpreted it. That word, of course, was companions. The Doctor has so many friends, and Christmas is a time for coming together. Not everyone can do that this year, so fingers crossed this 2021 annual will raise a smile and remind everyone that we’re part of one great community.
Thank you to James Baldock for providing us with the great front and back covers.
Here’s what’s inside:
Christmas in Stockbridge
By Liam Brice-Bateman.
The Fifth Doctor and Nyssa wander around Stockbridge – which looks a little too perfect to be real…
Hic Manebimus Optime Pg 8
By James Baldock.
In a tinsel-frocked house in London, the Ponds are making dinner.
A Christmas Star In Her Eye
By Andrew Hsieh.
Relive the events of The Pilot, as Bill Potts remembers what she thought was her final Christmas with Heather.
The Second Setting
By Tony Jones.
The Doctor isn’t the only person who sometimes needs a companion!
The Last Room
By Frank Danes.
Reeling from the departure of Jo Grant, the Third Doctor lets his mind (and the TARDIS) drift.
Journey in Two Times
By Peter Shaw.
Wilfred Mott faces Christmas in a care home. But he’s not alone. And his new friend might not be exactly who you’re expecting…
And stay tuned to the DWC across the festivities for daily features across the 12 days of Christmas, plus your regular dose of news and reviews.
Merry Christmas, dear readers.