Nightdreamers – standard

Nightdreamers – standard

Written by Tom Arden
Foreword by Katy Manning

The third of Telos Publishing’s acclaimed Doctor Who Novellas range.

Published 15 May 2002



Perihelion Night on the wooded moon Verd. A time of strange sightings, ghosts, and celebration before the morn, when Lord Esnic marries the beautiful Lady Ria. However Ria has other ideas, and flees through the gravity wells which dot the moon to meet with her true love Tonio. When the Doctor and Jo arrive on Verd, drawn down by the fluctuating gravity, they find themselves involved in the unpredictable events of Perihelion.

But what of the mysterious and terrifying Nightdreamers?

And of the Nightdreamer King?


Published 15 May 2002



Tom Arden

Tom Arden was born in Australia and has lived in Ireland and England since 1990.

His principal work is The Orokon, a million-word, five volume sequence of novels comprising The Harlequin’s Dance (1997),The King and Queen of Swords (1998), Sultan of the Moon and Stars (1999), Sisterhood of the Blue Storm (2000) and Empress of the Endless Dream (2001).

Set in an imaginary 18th Century world, this darkly comic fantasy epic has been variously described as ‘grotesque’, ‘marvellously camp’, ‘a sprawling baroque tapestry’, and ‘a feverish cross between Georgette Heyer and Mervyn Peake’.

He has also written the offbeat gothic mystery Shadow Black, while other publications include short stories, columns, and reviews in magazines including theTimes Literary Supplement and Interzone.

Tom was educated at the University of Adelaide where he acquired a PhD in English literature. For seven years he was a lecturer in English, and he has been a full-time writer since 1998.

Among other interests he cites music, theatre, and travel. He has also been a Doctor Who fan since he was a child, when Doctor Who was one of the first programmes he saw after his parents finally, and reluctantly, acquired a television set. He vividly remembers the programme from the Jon Pertwee period.