"I am the Master! And a bloody good drag artist!"

Late 20th Century Earth: the insects rule supreme on a remote Pacific island. Trapped on a beach with the few surviving humans the Doctor can do nothing to fight back.

And if the flies don't get him the Daleks will. Hovering over the planet like vultures, the pepperpot monsters from Skaro recite rousing war-poetry as they plan to forever wrest control of our planet from the tyranny of Emperor Letherbridge-Stewart and his elite UNIT soldiers. As their tactical computers calculate certain victory, their flame-haired Mistress amuses herself with her newest love toy, an insignificant studmuffin named "Adric".


Once again our Doctor and his friends cross the boundary between two Universes and find themselves in that wacky alternate existance with a radically Altered State. But this time the alternate Earth is under more threat than it has ever been before. Can the Doctor solve all its problems and return it to a state of peaceful banality? And even if he can, will he stop the flies from consuming the juiciest fruit of them all... him?

And does he really have sex with Bernice in chapter 12?

This is the first round-robin story featuring the 8th Doctor, Luke and Kirena.

This story contains adult material that is violent and potentially disturbing in nature. No responsibility is taken for anyone who is subsequently disturbed by the content of this story.

Certain characters in this story (mentioning no names) may be copyright the BBC, and/or Fox, and/or Virgin Publishing. Each chapter is © its author, as credited below.



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Preceded by

Ticket to Writhe

Followed by


8th Doctor Adventures
Preceded by

Ticket to Writhe

Followed by



Originally posted:


  1. Chapter One — Renton Patrick
  2. Chapter Two — Rebecca Dowgiert
  3. Chapter Three — Gregg Smith
  4. Chapter Four — Keith Murray
  5. Chapter Five — Ian Mond
  6. Chapter Six — Will Howells
  7. Chapter Seven — Gypsy "TimeLadyX" Madden
  8. Chapter Eight — Cameron Dixon
  9. Chapter Nine — Richard Prekodravac
  10. Chapter Ten — David Robinson
  11. Chapter Eleven — Jeffery Beuck
  12. Chapter Twelve — Gregg Smith
  13. Chapter Thirteen — Will Howells
  14. Chapter Fourteen — Robert M. Camisa
  15. Chapter Fifteen — Jefferson Eng



Becky Dowgiert



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  • Chapter 1 won the 1999-2000 alt.drwho.creative Adric Award for best Round Robin chapter.

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