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Obverse Quarterly was a series of short story anthologies published by Obverse Books between 2011 and 2013. Inspired by the New English Library paperbacks of the 1970s, the aim was to release "four paperback short story collections, available both by annual subscription and as single volumes, each covering an area of interest to the genre fiction fan."[1] Several of these were partially or fully set in the Doctor Who universe.

Despite meeting success in its first year,[2] the Quarterly was brought to a conclusion with The Obverse Book of Detectives in April 2013 due to a lack of sales.[3] However, the range did serve as a launchpad for Obverse's The City of the Saved anthology line.[4]


Year One[]

# Title Editor Release date
1 Bite Sized Horror Johnny Mains 30 June 2011
2 Señor 105 & the Elements of Danger Cody Quijano-Schell 30 September 2011
3 The Diamond Lens and Other Stories Fitz-James O'Brien 30 November 2011
4 Zenith Lives! Stuart Douglas 30 April 2012

Year Two[]

# Title Editor Release date
1 Tales of the City Philip Purser-Hallard 1 June 2012
2 Lady Stardust Panda 10 October 2012
3 The Casebook of the Manleigh Halt Irregulars Philip Craggs 28 February 2013
4 The Obverse Book of Detectives Stuart Douglas 26 April 2013