Fourth Dimension – a collection of Doctor Who fan fiction and reviews first published in the early 1990s – has been re-released to raise money for UK cancer charity, Unite against Cancer.
The book, which collects together twelve short stories and 31 reviews that were first published in various Doctor Who fan magazines between 1992 and 1996, is written by Steven Miscandlon – a regular contributor of fiction, articles and illustrations to well-respected fanzines such as Capitol Spires, Mandria, Silver Carrier, Metamorph and Shadowsphere.
The stories, which feature five of the original seven Doctors, range from short, fun pieces to darker and more thought-provoking tales; while the reviews not only cover a selection of televised Doctor Who stories, but also novels and other spin-off media released in the early nineties. Also included is The Gallifrey Incursion, a previously unpublished novelette-length story written in 1995.
Offering a snapshot of just what Doctor Who fans got up to in the hiatus, Steven said:
“It seems that the programme has never been more popular, and yet in some ways its fan base is very different to that of 20 years ago. I hope people enjoy the various writings that make up Fourth Dimension, and that they will give an interesting insight into the frustrating but exciting world of Doctor Who fandom in the early nineties.”
All profits from sales of the book will be donated to UK charity Unite Against Cancer, which was set up in 2012 to fund research into new cancer treatments.