Therefore, its known narrative elements are not a part of the Doctor Who universe as we, on this Wiki, choose to define it. It may have been the basis for a similar story in another medium, however — and that story may indeed be valid.
Smoking Mirror was a Sixth Doctor novel pitched by Lawrence Burton to BBC Books for their Past Doctor Adventures range. It was subsequently rejected. Many of its characters and themes would later appear in Burton's Faction Paradox novel Against Nature.
- Though it was rejected by BBC Books, Burton self-published the novel (for no profit) on the website Lulu.