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Short Trips and Side Steps was the third book in the Short Trips series. It was the final one published by BBC Books.

In addition to stories featuring the First through Eighth Doctors set in the Doctor Who universe, this anthology featured stories set in "other universe" settings such as that of Dr. Who and the Daleks and the oft-disregarded continuity of The Ultimate Adventure.

Publisher's summary[]

How many lives has the Doctor had? Perhaps more than you think...

Follow the Doctor and his companions as they take short trips around the universe — perhaps to a Wild West overrun with dinosaurs, to a land where robot rabbits roam, or a planet where the Doctor must marry or die — and then step sideways into other universes — worlds full of song and dance; planets made entirely of sweets; lands of movie monsters; places where the Doctor as we know him may never have existed at all...


# Title Author Doctor Featuring
1 The Longest Story in the World Paul Magrs 1st Susan
2 A Town Called Eternity Lance Parkin and Mark Clapham 5th Peri
3 The Not-So-Sinister Sponge Gareth Roberts and Clayton Hickman 4th Romana II, K9 Mark II
4 Nothing at the End of the Lane Daniel O'Mahony 1st Susan, Ian, Barbara
5 Countdown to TV Action Gary Russell 3rd
6 The Queen of Eros Trevor Baxendale 8th Sam
7 The Android Maker of Calderon IV Miche Doherty 4th Sarah
8 Revenants Peter Anghelides Future Doctor
9 Please Shut the Gate Stephen Lock 2nd Jamie, Zoe
10 Turnabout is Fair Play Graeme Burk 6th Peri
11 Do You Love Anyone Enough? Norman Ashby 4th Romana II
12 Dr Who and the House on Oldark Moor Justin Richards Dr. Who Ian, Barbara, Susan
13 Gone Too Soon Christopher M. Wadley 6th
14 Reunion Jason Loborik 2nd
15 Planet of the Bunnoids Harriet Green 1st Steven, Vicki
16 Monsters Tara Samms 7th Ace
17 Better Watch Out, Better Take Care Steve Burford 4th Romana II
18 Face Value Steve Lyons 6th Crystal, Zog, Jason
19 Storm in a Tikka Mike Tucker and Robert Perry 7th Ace, K9
20 Playing with Toys David Agnew 4th Romana II
21 Vrs Lwrnc Mls Cybrmn


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