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Erimem was a series of stories published by Thebes Publishing featuring Erimem. Its stories feature Erimem, a recurring companion of the Fifth Doctor in Big Finish Productions's The Monthly Adventures. Iain McLaughlin, the creator and copyright holder of Erimem, was the series editor.
Overview[edit | edit source]
Iain McLaughlin created the character of Erimem for 2001's The Eye of the Scorpion, a Fifth Doctor audio story in Big Finish's The Monthly Adventures range. She became a prominent Fifth Doctor companion, recurring in his Monthly Adventures stories every year until her departure in 2008's The Bride of Peladon.
Simultaneously, McLaughlin further explored the character outside the context of Doctor Who audio: his 2004 Telos novella Blood and Hope; his 2005 New Worlds novel The Coming of the Queen, cowritten with frequent collaborator Claire Bartlett; the 2012 Kerides the Thinker story Return of the Queen, also cowritten with Bartlett; and a number of Short Trips short stories. These stories established that Erimem as a character had potential separate from Doctor Who.
The Erimem series began with The Last Pharaoh in 2015. It places Erimem in modern day London with a group of close friends, sometimes travelling to other times and places using a time machine called the Habitat.
To divorce itself from Erimem's period in Doctor Who, Erimem in the series had forgotten all of her life from around the beginning of The Eye of the Scorpion to the moment just before The Last Pharaoh began. As of March 2021[update], The Eye of the Scorpion is the only Doctor Who story from which Erimem has derived elements; however, elements from non-Doctor Who stories The Coming of the Queen and Return of the Queen have been included (such as Carra Wilton, Kerides, and Adrea).
Releases[edit | edit source]
Novels[edit | edit source]
|The Last Pharaoh||Iain McLaughlin, Claire Bartlett||9 June 2015|
|The Beast of Stalingrad||Iain McLaughlin||1 September 2015|
|Angel of Mercy||Claire Bartlett, Iain McLaughlin, Julianne Todd||15 November 2015|
|Prime Imperative||Julianne Todd||14 March 2016|
|Buccaneer||Iain McLaughlin||20 August 2016|
|Churchill's Castle||Beth Jones||8 February 2017|
|The Three Faces of Helena||Iain McLaughlin||26 August 2017|
|Return of the Queen||Claire Bartlett||4 January 2018|
|The Egyptian Falcon||Iain McLaughlin||13 October 2018|
|The Death of Empire||Beth Jones||16 December 2018|
|The Way of the Bry'Hunee||Tim Gambrell||30 December 2019|
|Death on the Waves||Iain McLaughlin|
|Absolution||Rachel Blake||29 March 2020|
|The Jewels of Cleopatra||Iain McLaughlin, Claire Bartlett||22 December 2020|
Anthologies[edit | edit source]
In 2016, two anthologies of Erimem short stories were published.
|Into the Unknown||18 January 2016|
|All I Want for Christmas||14 December 2016|
Short stories[edit | edit source]
Thebes short stories were often printed alongside novellas or published online. Some of these were later collected in Erimem anthologies.
|The One Place||Claire Bartlett||1 September 2015|
|In Search of Doctor X||Beth Jones||10 December 2015|
|Home||Iain McLaughlin||14 March 2016|
|Life on Mars on Mars||15 March 2016|
|Arrrr...||Claire Bartlett||20 August 2016|
|Moments of Passing||Jim Mortimore||12 December 2016|
|The Three Faces of Helena prelude||Iain McLaughlin||8 February 2017|
|Message in the Cards||Louise Blaine||18 December 2017|
|Auld Acquaintance||Iain McLaughlin||29 December 2017|
|Out Among the Stars||Claire Bartlett||4 January 2018|
|That's What Friends Do||Rachel Blake||16 December 2018|
Compilations[edit | edit source]
Beginning in 2017, Thebes Publishing released compilations of all Erimem novellas, short stories, and anthologies published in specific years.
|The Collected Adventures 2015||29 September 2017|
|The Collected Adventures 2016||17 December 2018)|
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