'Happy 20th Anniversary, Faction Paradox fans!
20 years ago, author Lawrence Miles brought a group of time traveling voodoo cultists called Faction Paradox into the world in a Doctor Who novel. People loved them, and they’ve since become their own amazing spin off series. I love it, and I wanted to do something to share that love with my readers, and all the people who already love it.
To celebrate, I’ve gotten permission from a Faction Paradox author to write a story crossing over a character (but just that character) from his novel with the universe-hopping heroes from my 10,000 Dawns book series. You don’t need to have read either of our books to understand this tale, so no worries! (Though if you have, expect some little treats.) But if you aren’t familiar, I hope you go check out Obverse Books' Faction Paradox novels and anthologies when you’re done here. You’ll have a good time:
So thank you to Andrew Hickey for trusting me with his creation, Stuart Douglas and Obverse books for keeping the dream alive, Lawrence Miles for getting the ball rolling, and every writer, artist, editor, and company (especially Lars Pearson at Mad Norwegian Press) that’s helped make Faction Paradox such a fun corner of Doctor Who to play in. Here’s to the next 20 years!
Thank you also to Jo Smiley, Evan Forman, Michael Robertson, Trevor Allen, Mary Beringer, and Nicholas Kory for their invaluable feedback and proofreading on this story. Thank you as well to all my backers on Patreon who make this weird stuff possible.
(You can download the story as a PDF, epub, or mobi file below!)
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