‘I fear, young Gandhi, your destiny lies in rather a different field.’
‘Ooh, let’s not be hasty, chuck. He’s got a lovely left hook on him.’


What is there left to say about Iris Wildthyme – transtemporal adventuress (and sometime Time Lady) extraordinaire, metafictional explorer of texts and subtexts, double-decker-dwelling interstellar bag-lady, amnesia-prone political and sexual revolutionary, writer of wrongs, wronger of rights (especially copyrights), all-round champion of freedom, occasional nightclub singer and frequent barroom floozy?

Well, there’s always something. That’s the beauty of the character – created by Paul Magrs for his Phoenix Court sequence of mainstream magic-realist novels, later transposed by him into the universe of Doctor Who, but who has since proved herself able to go anywhere.

My work appears in three Iris Wildthyme anthologies, one of which I’ve edited:

Also archived on the site as extras are two unlicensed pieces of Iris fiction:

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