Publisher's summary Edit
The known universe is home to countless trillions of lives, all interweaving with each other and affecting the line of history. When someone makes a decision, no matter how significant or seemingly irrelevant, they cause unknown effects throughout the ages...
Perhaps other, unreachable, factors are at play too: does the universe have a destiny? Are we all predetermined to follow a particular path? Do we reap what we sow or is it a case of what will be will be? Are coincidences really just that, or do we miss their deeper meanings?
Everywhere he looks, the Doctor sees the same patterns — the same events, decisions and actions cropping up again and again. Look at the bigger picture, however, and maybe — just maybe — you'll see how the universe works. How the universe lives...
But, as the Doctor and his companions discover, are these patterns really there? Or do we, by the very nature of seeing them, define them?
|1||Machine Time||George Ivanoff||4th|
|2||The Time and Tide||Neil Corry||7th||Ace|
|3||Losing the Audience||Mat Coward||1st||Susan|
|4||One Card for the Curious||Xanna Eve Chown||7th||Ace|
|5||Séance, or Smoking is Highly Addictive, Don't Start||John Davies|
|6||The Celestial Harmony Engine||Ian Briggs|
|9||Closing the Account||Stephen Hatcher||7th||Ace|
|10||The Great Escapes||Simon Guerrier||Lucie|
|11||Loose Change||Steven Savile||6th|
|12||Lepidoptery for Beginners||John Dorney||2nd||Jamie, Zoe|
|13||One Step Forward, Two Steps Back||Chris Thomas||Fifth Doctor, Jamie, Turlough|
|14||Homework||Michael Coen||Jamie, Zoe|
|15||The Devil Like a Bear||Brian Willis||7th|
|17||Twilight's End||Cavan Scott, Mark Wright||7th||Nimrod|
|18||The Book of My Life||Ian Mond||6th|
|19||Defining Patterns||Ian Farrington||Emily, Hoffman|
- Michael Coen was the winner of a competition run by Big Finish to find new writing talent.
Audio release Edit
An audio version of Lepidoptery for Beginners, read by Duncan Wisbey, was recorded by Big Finish Productions and released as a free download for subscribers in October 2010, alongside A Death in the Family. Additionally, a reading of Twilight's End by Beth Chalmers was released to subscribers whose subscription included Robophobia in August 2011.