Short Trips: How the Doctor Changed My Life

Short Trips: How The Doctor Changed My Life is a Big Finish original anthology edited by Simon Guerrier and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. The theme of the collection is how the Doctor affects those he meets.

Short Trips: How The Doctor Changed My Life
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AuthorSimon Guerrier
SeriesDoctor Who book:
Big Finish Short Trips
Release number
PublisherBig Finish Productions
Publication date
September 2008
Preceded byShort Trips: Transmissions 
Followed byShort Trips: Christmas Around the World 


Title Author Doctor Featuring
Foreword Paul Cornell
Homework Michael Coen 2nd Jamie & Zoe
Change Management Simon Moore 6th Mel
Curiosity Mike Amberry 5th Nyssa
Potential Stephen Dunn 3rd
Second Chances Bernard O’Toole 8th Charley
Child’s Play LM Myles 4th Romana
Relativity Michael Montoure 7th Ace
Outstanding Balance Tim Lambert 2nd Jamie & Zoe
The Last Thing You Ever See Richard Goff 4th Sarah Jane & Harry
The Shopping Trolleys of Doom Caleb Woodbridge 7th
The Final Star Chris Wing 6th Evelyn
The Man on the Phone Mark Smith 5th
The Monster in the Wardrobe James C McFetridge 4th Romana
Suns and Mothers Einar Olgeirsson 8th
Taking the Cure Matthew James 6th Peri
Those Left Behind Violet Addison 4th K9
Evitability Andrew K Purvis 7th Ace
£436 Nick May 6th Peri
Time Shear Steven Alexander 4th K9
Running on Empty JR Loflin 7th
Swamp of Horrors (1957) – Viewing Notes Michael Rees 6th Mel
Insider Dealing Dann Chinn 4th Romana
The Andrew Invasion John Callaghan Andrew
Stolen Days Arnold T Blumberg 7th
Lares Domestici Anna Bratton 2nd


  • How The Doctor Changed My Life was the result of a competition run by Big Finish Productions to find new writers. The winner of the competition was published in Short Trips: Defining Patterns but it was felt that the standard of entries was so high that a separate anthology could be released - with every story being written by a previously unpublished writer.
  • The editor, Simon Guerrier, revealed on his blog[1] that the first paragraph of each story would be posted on the Big Finish Productions Facebook group.

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  1. ^ "Sneak peak (sic) at my next book". Simon Guerrier. 2008.