Time Hunter

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The Time Hunter series of books is published by Telos Publishing Ltd. and features the characters Honoré Lechasseur and Emily Blandish from Daniel O'Mahony's Doctor Who novella The Cabinet of Light . Each novella is issued in a standard format paperback format, and a deluxe hardback edition signed by the novella's author.

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Novellas

The series began with The Winning Side by Lance Parkin, following BBC Worldwide's decision not to renew Telos's licence for publishing novellas based on the Doctor Who television series.

The eleven novellas were published on an irregular schedule. Following the publication of this eleventh novella, Telos have announced that the range will temporarily end due to poor sales. Child of Time reveals much of the backstory of the series.

The covers of the standard edition Time Hunter novellas each feature a circle motif containing the year in which the majority of the action of the story takes place.

TitleAuthorPublished"Year"
The Cabinet of LightDaniel O'MahonyJanuary 20201949
The Winning Side Lance ParkinNovember 20031984
The Tunnel at the End of the Light Stefan Petrucha March 20041950
The Clockwork Woman Claire Bott June 20041805
Kitsune John Paul Catton October 20042020
The Severed Man George Mann December 20041892
Echoes Iain McLaughlin and Claire Bartlett April 20051995
Peculiar Lives Philip Purser-Hallard July 20051950
Deus Le Volt Jon de Burgh Miller January 20061098
The Albino's Dancer Dale Smith June 20061951
The Sideways Door R.J. Carter and Troy RiserAugust 20061951
Child of TimeGeorge Mann and David J HoweAugust 2007 2586

Although the novellas are not part of the Doctor Who franchise, they have featured familiar characters and concepts from the programme. Aside from Honoré and Emily, the Fendahl appears in Deus Le Volt, and a Daemon appears in Child of Time. Concepts from the Time Hunter series also feature in the Doctor Who spin-off DVD drama Daemos Rising written by David J. Howe, although neither of the main characters from the book series appear in the DVD.[ citation needed ]

A character appearing very briefly in The Albino's Dancer may be an unnamed Ninth Doctor, although whether this is true or not is left open to the reader's interpretation. The character "Dr Smith" who appears in Child of Time appears to be the incarnation of the Doctor first seen in The Cabinet of Light, although his identity with Doctor Who's Doctor is now less clear.[ citation needed ]

Audiobooks

In September 2008, Telos announced that a fan production company, Fantom Films, [1] had been licensed to produce audiobook readings of the Time Hunter novellas for release on CD and as online downloads. The first two titles, The Cabinet of Light and The Winning Side (read by former Doctor Who actors Terry Molloy and Louise Jameson respectively), were released in November 2008 and releases have continued since.

TitleAuthorReaderFormatRelease DateNotes
The Cabinet of LightDaniel O'Mahony Terry Molloy 4-CDNovember 2008Originally a Doctor Who novella, changes have been made to the text of this version to allow it to stand as a Time Hunter novella independent of its Doctor Who connections. Reissued August 2010.
The Winning SideLance Parkin Louise Jameson 3-CDNovember 2008Reissued August 2010.
The Tunnel at the End of the LightStefan Petrucha Mary Tamm 3-CDFebruary 2009Reissued August 2010.
The Clockwork WomanClaire Bott Tracey Childs 3-CDSeptember 2010
KitsuneJohn Paul CattonTerry Molloy3-CDOctober 2010
The Severed ManGeorge MannTerry Molloy4-CDNovember 2010
EchoesIain McLaughlin and Claire Bartlett Tracey Childs 4-CDJuly 2011
Peculiar LivesPhilip Purser-Hallard John Leeson 4-CDAugust 2011
Deus Le VoltJon de Burgh MillerTerry Molloy3-CDSeptember 2011
The Albino's DancerDale SmithTerry Molloy3-CDFebruary 2012
The Sideways DoorR.J. Carter and Troy RiserTracey Childs2-CDFebruary 2012
Child of TimeGeorge Mann and David J HoweTerry Molloy5-CD14 June 2012

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<i>The Cabinet of Light</i>

The Cabinet of Light was the ninth novella published by Telos Publishing Ltd. as part of their Doctor Who novellas series. It was written by Daniel O'Mahony, and was released as a standard edition hardback, and a deluxe edition featuring a frontispiece by John Higgins (ISBN 1-903889-19-7). Both editions had a foreword by Chaz Brenchley.

<i>The Winning Side</i>

The Winning Side is the first in the series of Time Hunter novellas and features the characters Honoré Lechasseur and Emily Blandish from Daniel O'Mahony's Doctor Who novella The Cabinet of Light. It is written by Lance Parkin, author of several Doctor Who spin-offs.

<i>Deus Le Volt</i>

Deus Le Volt is the eighth in the series of Time Hunter novellas and features the characters Honoré Lechasseur and Emily Blandish from Daniel O'Mahony's Doctor Who novella The Cabinet of Light. It is written by Jon de Burgh Miller, co-author of the Virgin Publishing Bernice Summerfield novel Twilight of the Gods and author of the BBC Books Past Doctor Adventure Dying in the Sun.

<i>Peculiar Lives</i>

Peculiar Lives is the seventh in the series of Time Hunter novellas and features the characters Honoré Lechasseur and Emily Blandish from Daniel O'Mahony's Doctor Who novella The Cabinet of Light. It is written by Philip Purser-Hallard, author of the Mad Norwegian Press Faction Paradox novel Of the City of the Saved...

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<i>The Severed Man</i>

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<i>The Clockwork Woman</i>

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References

  1. "Fantom Films". Fantom Films. Retrieved 17 September 2011.