This is a wonderful anthology of stories and cannot be praised highly enough. For such short stories (the average length being about 18 pages), their level of description provides vivid detail for the reader; the benefit these stories have is that the main characters are already established so the writers see that they can they can spend more time establishing a credible problem for the Doctor to solve. Meanwhile, with such a vast cross-media history to draw from, the stories give an opportunity to make reference to past (and future) adventures and to past incarnations (even in the wrong order in true timey-wimey style!).
The one minor nag that you could have about the collection (in a positive way) is that some of the stories are held back because of the general nature of the short story; in other words, some of these have the potential to become full stories.
To wrap things up, Temporal Logbook is a wonderful addition to the Doctor Who canon (the 50th anniversary having legitimised Doctor Who media between the show’s original ending and it’s revival); its vivid stories build on the show’s rich history and creates wonderful little episodes for the reader to enjoy and you can see the relationship between the stories as well; they are different adventures all belonging to the same man.
TYPE 40 TARDIS – THE TEMPORAL LOGBOOK / AUTHOR: VARIOUS / PUBLISHER: PENCIL TIP PUBLISHING / RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW