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Short Trips: Indefinable Magic was the twenty-eighth Short Trips anthology published by Big Finish Productions.

Publisher's summary[]

An anthology of brand new Doctor Who short stories that weave a spell over the wonder that is Doctor Who.

  • A plot to kidnap Elvis Presley...
  • A woman whose horoscopes prove rather too accurate...
  • A devastating army of mythical beasts that conquers Britain...

The Doctor and his travelling companions live magical lives — but their lives are tainted by terror. Delve into bizarre, wondrous or simply horrifying worlds with the Doctor and his friends as they land on a world where everyone can fly, help a good friend trapped four centuries in the past, and face aliens that simply want to bring peace to humanity.


# Title Author Doctor Featuring
1 Phoenix James Goss 8th
2 The Power Supply Eddie Robson 1st Vicki, Steven, Fifth Doctor
3 Favourite Star Ian Farrington 2nd
4 Hiccup in Time Matthew James 3rd Liz
5 Shamans Steve Lyons 4th Leela
6 The Fall of the Druids David N Smith 5th Tegan, Turlough, Kamelion
7 Priceless Junk Cavan Scott & Mark Wright 6th Peri
8 Have You Tried Turning It Off and Then Back On Again? John Callaghan 7th Mel
9 The Reign Makers Gareth Wigmore 1st Susan, Ian, Barbara
10 Pass It On Simon Guerrier 2nd Sixth Doctor, Ace
11 The Science of Magic Michael Rees 3rd Liz, The Brig, Benton
12 Hello Goodbye Jim Sangster 4th Sarah, Harry, The Brig, Benton
13 Trial by Fire Mike Amberry 6th Evelyn
14 Death Sentences Stephen Hatcher 7th
15 Once upon a Time Machine Stephen Dunn 3rd Jo, The Brig
16 Mardi Gras Massacre Arnold T Blumberg 6th Peri
17 Blessed Are the Peacemakers Caleb Woodbridge 4th Sarah


  • Following publication, it was announced that Big Finish no longer had the licence to publish Doctor Who fiction, and, save for Re:Collections, an anthology of previously published stories (including one from this book) published two months later, this would be the last Short Trips collection featuring new material. Since the end of 2005 and the retirement of the BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures and BBC Past Doctor Adventures ranges, the Short Trips line had been the only source for officially licenced prose fiction featuring the first eight incarnations of the Doctor until The Wheel of Ice in 2012.

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