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Short Trips: Zodiac
ST01 Zodiac
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Publisher: Big Finish Productions
Editor: Jacqueline Rayner
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Release number: 1
Release date: 6 March 2002
ISBN 1-84435-006-1
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Short Trips: Zodiac, a short story collection released in 2002, was the first release of Doctor Who fiction by Big Finish Productions, which previously had only produced audio dramas based upon the series. It is a continuation of a concept first introduced by Virgin Books with its Virgin Decalogs series, and then carried on by BBC Books with its three volumes of Short Trips collections.

The Short Trips books are published in hardcover; Zodiac, therefore, is the first officially licensed Doctor Who fiction book (not counting annuals) to be released in a hardcover edition since the novelisation of The Smugglers in the late 1980s.

Publisher's summary Edit

Take a TARDIS trip through the constellations, as the Doctor travels to twelve thrilling tales inspired by the mystical zodiac.

Telepathic fish, miniature lions and twin planets are the least of his problems, as the Doctor — all eight of him — faces the Capricorn Killer, endures a mindswap with the Machiavellian Master, and dances with Death herself.

And that's not the half of it — as the two K9s can attest.

This collection features twelve exclusive short stories from well-known names in Doctor Who fiction — including acclaimed novelist and Booker nominee Paul Magrs, alongside Simon A. Forward, Mark Michalowski, Paul Leonard and Joseph Lidster — as well as fresh new voices.

Individual stories Edit

Title Author Featuring
The True and Indisputable Facts in the Matter of the Ram's SkullMark MichalowskiFirst Doctor, Ian Chesterton, Barbara Wright
Growing HigherPaul LeonardEighth Doctor, Fitz Kreiner
Twin PiquesTony KeetchSecond Doctor, Jamie McCrimmon
Still LivesIan PotterThird Doctor, Liz Shaw, The Brigadier
Constant CompanionSimon A. ForwardSecond Doctor, Jamie McCrimmon, Zoe Heriot
Virgin LandsSarah GroenewegenSeventh Doctor, Ace, Bernice Summerfield
The SwitchingSimon GuerrierThird Doctor, Jo Grant
Jealous, PossessivePaul MagrsK9 Mark I, K9 Mark II
Five Card DrawTodd GreenFifth Doctor, Peri
I Was a Monster!!!Joseph LidsterFourth Doctor, Romana
The Invertebrates of DoomAndrew CollinsSeventh Doctor, Mel
The StabberAlison LawsonSixth Doctor, Peri

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