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The Target Storybook was a collection of short stories released on 24 October 2019.

Publisher's summary[edit | edit source]

We’re all stories in the end..

In this exciting collection you'll find all-new stories spinning off from some of your favourite Doctor Who moments across the history of the series. Learn what happened next, what went on before, and what occurred off-screen in an inventive selection of sequels, side-trips, foreshadowings and first-hand accounts – and look forward too, with a brand new adventure for the Thirteenth Doctor.

Each story expands in thrilling ways upon aspects of Doctor Who's enduring legend. With contributions from show luminaries past and present – including Colin Baker, Matthew Waterhouse, Vinay Patel, Joy Wilkinson and Terrance Dicks – The Target Storybook is a once-in-a-lifetime tour around the wonders of the Whoniverse.

Stories[edit | edit source]

# Title Writer Doctor Featuring
1 Gatecrashers Joy Wilkinson 13th Graham, Yaz, Ryan
2 Journey Out of Terror Simon Guerrier 1st Ian, Barbara
3 Save Yourself Terrance Dicks 2nd
4 The Clean Air Act Matthew Sweet 3rd Jo
5 Punting Susie Day 4th Romana II
6 The Dark River Matthew Waterhouse Adric, Nyssa
7 Interstitial Insecurity Colin Baker 6th
8 The Slyther of Shoreditch Mike Tucker 7th Time Lord
9 We Can't Stop What's Coming Steve Cole 8th Fitz, Trix
10 Decoy George Mann War Rassilon
11 Grounded Una McCormack Clive Finch
12 The Turning of the Tide Jenny T Colgan Corin Rose
13 Citation Needed Jacqueline Rayner 11th, 12th, 13th Encyclopedia Gallifreya, Clara, Missy, Graham, Yaz, Ryan
14 Pain Management Beverly Sanford 12th Bill, Nardole, Missy
15 Letters from the Front Vinay Patel Prem

Notes[edit | edit source]

Full cover by Anthony Dry.

  • The book is dedicated to Tommy Donbavand.
  • The wrap-around cover featured all incarnations of the Doctor and also Adric.
  • A story by veteran series writer Gareth Roberts was to be included in the anthology.[1] While BBC Books paid him for his story, Roberts released a personal statement saying that it would not be printed following complaints from fans and authors regarding his transphobic remarks on Twitter in 2017.[2] Susie Day, another author for The Target Storybook, publicly stated: "I raised my concerns, and said if he was in, I was out. I don't share a platform with bigots."[3]

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