We’re always happy to see new fan projects published to aid good causes – and so here’s The Temporal Logbook II: Further Journeys, including work by a couple of contributors to The Doctor Who Companion!
A follow-up to the first Temporal Logbook volume, Further Journeys includes fifteen gripping tales showing the universe through the eyes of thirteen incarnations including the War Doctor.
The short stories are written by Hamish Crawford, Nic Ford, Russell McGee, Richard Peevers, Rob Nisbet, R.P. Fox, Kate Coleman, Kevin Mason, Frank Danes, David Smith and Violet Addison, Fionna MacDonald and Nick Mellish – as well as the DWC’s own J.E. Remy and Tony Jones! The latter says:
“The title of my story is Flowers in the Rain, which was the title for a song by The Move, a 1967 single with the distinction of being the first song played on BBC Radio 1 when it launched (for non-Brits, that’s the national pop music station, still going). Once I had the title, the choice of Peri (the botanist) was a foregone conclusion. Peri first appeared in the TARDIS in 1984, and that gave me the setting of summer 1984 in Cambridge, England. I was working in Cambridge at the time, and this story gave me a chance to revisit my past (indirectly) and populate a story with various recollections of college life (I’d been a student at Cambridge as well).”
Meanwhile, J. E. Remy, author of The Muspilli Convention, explains:
“The War Doctor fits in an interesting space between Classic and NuWho. I wanted to see a story that bridged those eras, while pulling together some of the loose strings left behind from previous War Doctor stories. In addition to the inspiration the character brought, I wanted to see a story that wasn’t focused on the front lines of war, but on the diplomatic end. There are so many temporal powers affected by this war, I couldn’t imagine one not trying to stop both the Daleks and the Time Lords. The idea that the Daleks may be sincere in approaching peace talks, and that the Time Lords’ arrogance may threaten such peace helped fully bring the story together.”
All proceeds from this publication will be donated in support of the Mood Disorders Association of British Columbia (MDABC), a non-profit organisation that provides treatment, support, education, and hope of recovery for people living with a mood disorder.
The 336-page Temporal Logbook II: Further Journeys can be ordered now from Lulu, priced £10.56 plus VAT.