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Erimem was a series of stories published by Thebes Publishing. They starred the character Erimem, who was previously a recurring companion of the Fifth Doctor in stories released by Big Finish Productions. Iain McLaughlin, the creator and copyright holder or Erimem, was the series editor.
Erimem was largely divorced from Erimem's period in Doctor Who, with Erimem forgetting all of her life from around the beginning of The Eye of the Scorpion to the moment just before she appears in the first Erimem novel, The Last Pharaoh. As of January 2018[update], The Eye of the Scorpion is the only Doctor Who story from which Erimem has derived elements; however, elements from the non-Doctor Who stories The Coming of the Queen and Return of the Queen have been included (such as Carra Wilton, Kerides, and Adrea).
The Erimem series through the years Edit
|The Last Pharaoh||Novel||Iain McLaughlin & Claire Bartlett||9 June 2015|
|The Beast of Stalingrad||Novella||Iain McLaughlin||1 September 2015|
|Angel of Mercy||Novella||Julianne Todd, Claire Bartlett, Iain McLaughlin||15 November 2015|
|In Search of Doctor X||Short story||Beth Jones||10 December 2015|
The Erimem series began on 5 June 2015 with the release of The Last Pharaoh. The Last Pharaoh introduced the Habitat, the London Museum of History and Antiquities, and series regulars Andy Hansen, Ibrahim Hadmani, Helena, and Tom Niven. The novel also set up an ongoing mystery in the series – that of Helena's immortality – in a brief scene near its end.
The next release was the novella The Beast of Stalingrad, which had the main characters dealing with the emotional consequences of the events of The Last Pharaoh while also involved in a standalone story. It included the short story The One Place by Claire Bartlett, which greatly expanded on Andy Hansen's backstory.
Around the release of The Last Pharaoh, Thebes Publishing began offering a three-book subscription to the Erimem series which covered The Last Pharaoh, the not-yet-released Into the Unknown, and a third book which has still not been released as of January 2018[update]. On 10 October, subscribers were emailed the first part of the novella Angel of Mercy. They received the second and third parts over the course of the next month.
There were originally plans to release the anthology Into the Unknown in late 2015, but the book was delayed to the beginning of the next year; because of this, the Christmas short story In Search of Doctor X was released for free on the Thebes Publishing website.
|Into the Unknown||Short story anthology||Beth Jones, Chloe McLaughlin, Iain McLaughlin, Kaitlin Moore, Rachel Blake, Jim Mortimore, Claire Bartlett, Ian Farrington, James Maddox, Julianne Todd||18 January 2016|
|Prime Imperative||Novella||Julianne Todd||14 March 2016|
|Life on Mars on Mars||Short story||Iain McLaughlin||15 March 2016|
|Buccaneer||Novella||Iain McLaughlin||20 August 2016|
|Moments of Passing||Short story||Jim Mortimore||12 December 2016|
|All I Want for Christmas||Short story anthology||Beth Jones, Iain McLaughlin, Daniel McGachey, Claire Bartlett||14 December 2016|
The first 2016 Erimem release was the short story anthology Into the Unknown. Several of its stories started or continued ongoing threads in the series: Alone in the Dark integrated Trina Barton into the main "cast" of Erimem; Wardenclyffe, Tomorrow's Fish and Chips, and Serpent's Child all gave hints towards Helena's immortality; Echoes foreshadowed Adam Docherty's relationship with Erimem; and Tom's Story introduced Tom Niven's mother.
14 December saw the release of All I Want for Christmas, an anthology of Christmas short stories; including Lonely This Christmas, which showed Tom Niven continuing to be manipulated by his mother, and Last Christmas, which gave more hints about Helena's immortality and foreshadowed Ibrahim Hadmani's potential death in the coming year.
|Churchill's Castle||Novella||Beth Jones||8 February 2017|
|The Three Faces of Helena||Novel||Iain McLaughlin||26 August 2017|
|The Collected Adventures 2015||Novel / novella / short story compilation||Iain McLaughlin, Claire Bartlett, Beth Jones, Julianne Todd||29 September 2017|
|Message in the Cards||Short story||Louise Blaine||18 December 2017|
|Auld Acquaintance||Short story||Iain McLaughlin||29 December 2017|
The first release of 2017 was the novella Churchill's Castle. Its story had Trina Barton deciding to quit having adventures with Erimem and friends, ending her time as a series regular. It included a prelude to the novel The Three Faces of Helena.
The Three Faces of Helena was originally slated for release in early 2017 as a collection of three novellas by three different writers, but behind the scenes creative differences caused one of the writers to be dropped and The Three Faces of Helena was rewritten by Iain McLaughlin into a single novel, delayed first to May,  then to 26 August. After two years of build-up, the novel finally explained the nature of Helena's immortality and revealed her previously secret motivations. It also featured the prevention of Ibrahim Hadmani's previously foreshadowed death and the marriage of Ibrahim and Helena. The novel also heavily used two major characters from the works of Henry Rider Haggard to tie-in with Thebes Publishing's reprintings of Haggard novels.
The next Erimem release was The Collected Adventures 2015, a volume containing all of the Erimem stories released in 2015: The Last Pharaoh, The Beast of Stalingrad, The One Place, In Search of Doctor X, Angel of Mercy. The Collected Adventures 2015 was the first release to use a new, curvier version of the Erimem logo on its cover. It was the final Erimem book of 2017.
|Return of the Queen||Novel||Claire Bartlett||4 January 2018|
- ↑ Iain McLaughlin. Erimem: The Three Faces of Helena - Update by Iain McLaughlin. Thebes Publishing. Retrieved on 12 January 2018.