Short Trips: A Universe of Terrors was the third Short Trips anthology published by Big Finish Productions. It was comprised of fifteen short stories themed in some way around the concept of terror; for example, in the horror genre, or dealing with common anxieties.
Publisher's summary[edit | edit source]
"There are some corners of the universe which have bred the most terrible things..."
Join the Doctor on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe, from an alien world tyrannised by a god-like machine, to the British retreat from Afghanistan in 1842. Discover the secrets of the TARDIS's original owner, and of three faceless creatures stranded in 21st-century Hollywood.
And finally, if you can, face the terrors that lurk in your own heart, and in your dreams...
Fourteen brand new adventures for reading after dark!
This collection features fourteen exclusive short stories from veterans of the Doctor Who universe including Marc Platt, Lance Parkin, Robert Shearman, Jonathan Morris and Trevor Baxendale — and from several authors new to it, including acclaimed fantasy novelist Juliet E McKenna.
A Universe of Terrors is compiled and edited by John Binns who in the early nineties edited the regular Doctor Who fiction collection Silver Carrier, in which many of today's Doctor Who novelists and television script-writers sharpened their teeth.
Stories[edit | edit source]
|1||The Exiles||Lance Parkin||1st||Susan|
|2||Mire and Clay||Gareth Wigmore||Ian, Barbara, Susan|
|3||Ash||Trevor Baxendale||Susan, Steven|
|4||Face-Painter||Tara Samms||2nd||Jamie, Victoria|
|5||Losing Track of Time||Juliet E McKenna||3rd||Jo|
|6||The Discourse of Flies||Jeremy Daw||Sarah|
|7||The Fear||Alexander Leithes||4th||K9|
|9||The Comet's Tail||John Binns||5th|
|10||Long Term||Andrew Campbell|
|11||Soul Mate||David Bailey||Nyssa, Tegan|
|12||Whiskey and Water||Marc Platt||6th|
|13||The Death of Me||Robert Shearman|
|14||This is My Life||William Keith||7th|
|15||Gazing Void||Huw Wilkins||8th|