Time Shadows

a short-story anthology benefiting CODE


Excellence is an art won by training and habituation: we do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have these because we have acted rightly.

—Will Durant, The Story of Philosophy

Everywhere he goes, the Doctor is confronted by mysteries and marvels, danger and delight.

Along the way, the Doctor encounters a medieval knight in a supermarket; some time-displaced Vikings; a weapon from the Time War; a stain on his office carpet, which poses a threat greater than Bill can imagine; and so much more.

He brings hope to the oppressed; he never gives up and never gives in. To the Doctor, that is Second Nature.

Foreword by John Peel.

Featuring stories by Violet Addison & David N. Smith, Simon Blake, Simon A. Brett, Ian K. Cimm, Kate Coleman, Paul Driscoll, Ian Farrington, David Gibbons, Michael Gilroy-Sinclair, Grace Haddon, Stephen Hatcher, Roger McCoy, Mark McManus, Greg Maughan, Stuart S. Roth, Jenny Shirt, Dale Smith, Paul Sutton, Daniel Tessier, Nick Walters, Joshua Wanisko, Paul Williams and Anthony Wilson.

Time Shadows: Second Nature is an unauthorized, unofficial Doctor Who short story anthology for charity from Pseudoscope Publishing, edited by Stephen Hatcher. All sales proceeds are donated to charity.


A great man is a torch in the darkness, a beacon in superstition’s night, an inspiration and a prophecy.

— Robert G. Ingersoll, “Voltaire”

Tipped off by a mysterious raven man, the Twelfth Doctor and Clara travel to Refuge, home of the last vestiges of life near the end of the universe. There, they discover an ancient, powerful Time Lord relic. No sooner does it activate, than new thoughts, new memories form in the Doctor’s mind: new adventures of all his past selves.

Someone or something is tampering with time, changing the destination of the TARDIS, and altering the Doctor’s past. He and Clara must travel into danger, into darkness to set things right.

Foreword by Gary Russell.

Featuring stories by Violet Addison, John Anderson, David Black, Andrew Blair, Simon Blake, Christopher Colley, Abel Diaz, R.P. Fox, Stephen Hatcher, Chris Heffernan, Ian Howden, Pete Kempshall, J.R. Loflin, Kevin Mason, Roger McCoy, David McLain, Christopher Olsen, John Peel, Stuart Roth, Dale Smith, David N. Smith, and Nick Walters.

Time Shadows: Anniversary Edition is an unauthorized, unofficial Doctor Who short story anthology for charity from Pseudoscope Publishing, edited by Matt Grady with Samuel Gibb (Myth Makers Presents: Golden Years). All sales proceeds are donated to charity.


About CODE

A Canadian NGO with over 55 years of experience, CODE advances literacy and learning in Canada and around the world. With the generous support of its donors, CODE builds literacy by providing schools and community libraries in developing countries with well-written books that children can relate to, and teachers with the skills they need to bring these books to life.

About Pseudoscope Publishing

Pseudoscope Publishing publishes genre fiction short-story anthologies. Launched in 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, we publish stories we’d be excited to read ourselves!