Therefore, its known narrative elements are not a part of the Doctor Who universe as we, on this Wiki, choose to define it. It may have been the basis for a similar story in another medium, however — and that story may indeed be valid.
After commissioning the novel Feralia from Mortimore for Lethbridge-Stewart season 2, editor Andy Frankham-Allen invited Mortimore to write a 2,000 word short story to be published online in January 2015 as an introduction to the series. On 31 December 2014, Fear of Light was announced by Candy Jar Books. The first draft came in at 10,000 words, and Candy Jar Books agreed to print it as a novella with an abridged version to be released online. The final draft of the story came at 7,200 words. However, it was cancelled due to Mortimore's "inflexibility" in refusing to rewrite part of the story to adhere to the house style.
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- Colonel Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart
- Dr Anne Travers
- Colonel William Arthur Pemberton
- Private Gwynfor Evans
Behind the scenes
- In 2020, Mortimore released an expanded, novella-length "Director's Cut" of the short story entitled Fear of Light: An Adventure in Time and Space. It was a prequel to his Director's Cut of Blood Heat and was set in the same Collapsing Universe as that story.