River Song

  • The Diary of River Song Vol. 1 (1)

    1.1 The Boundless Sea by Jenny T Colgan

    River Song has had more than enough excitement for a while. Deciding the universe – and her husband – can look after themselves, she has immersed herself in early 20th century academia, absorbed in writing archaeological theses.

    But when a mysterious tomb is found in a dry, distant land, excitement comes looking for River.

    Can Professor Song stop any more members of the expedition from dying? What deadly secrets lie buried within the crypt? And will British Consul Bertie Potts prove to be a help, or a hindrance?

    1.2 I Went to a Marvellous Party by Justin Richards

    River Song always enjoys a good party, even when she’s not entirely sure where or when the party is taking place. But the party she ends up at is one where not everything – or indeed everyone – is what it seems…

    Being River, it doesn’t take her too long to go exploring, and it doesn’t take her too long to get into trouble. The sort of trouble that involves manipulating other civilisations, exploitation, and of course murder.

    River is confident she can find the killer. But can she identify them before anyone else – or quite possibly everyone else – gets killed?

    1.3 Signs by James Goss

    River Song is on the trail of the mysterious, planet-killing SporeShips.

    Nobody knows where they come from. Nobody knows why they are here. All they do know is that wherever the SporeShips appear, whole civilisations are reduced to mulch.

    But River has help. Her companion is a handsome time-travelling stranger, someone with specialist knowledge of the oddities and dangers the universe has to offer. For Mr Song has a connection to River’s future, and he would never want his wife to face those perils alone…

    1.4 The Rulers of the Universe by Matt Fitton

    As shocking secrets are exposed, and a grand plan for the universe is revealed, River decides it’s time she took control of events once and for all.

    Out in deep space, a clandestine society faces off with an ancient and powerful alien force – but, for River, there’s an added complication.

    The Eighth Doctor has been caught in the middle, and she must make sure her future husband can arrive at his own destiny with all his memories – not to mention his lives – intact…

  • The Diary of River Song Vol. 2 (4)

    2.1 The Unknown by Guy Adams

    A planetary anomaly. A scientific impossibility. A mystery to be solved. Of course, River Song expects to be consulted. She expects her valuable knowledge and experience will help the crew of the Saturnius unlock the strange phenomenon that has appeared in Earth’s solar system. But what River doesn’t expect is a stowaway. An infuriating little man, calling himself the Doctor.

    2.2 Five Twenty-Nine by John Dorney

    River has made a terrible discovery. Billions of lives hang in the balance. But if she can save just a few, then it might just help her solve the conundrum of Earth’s destruction. But how can she win when survival becomes a race against time itself? A race against Five Twenty-Nine?

    2.3 World Enough and Time by James Goss

    When it comes to bringing down corrupt and exploitative regimes, there is no-one quite like River. Until she arrives at Golden Futures and discovers that someone else has already taken on her job. Someone with almost as much style and panache as herself. The Doctor is about to get the shock of his lives.

    2.4 The Eye of the Storm by Matt Fitton

    The Great Storm of 1703 approaches. The fate of planet Earth hangs in the balance. The only person who can save it is the Doctor. Or River Song. Or quite possibly another Doctor. Or maybe this whole situation is their fault in the first place. Two Doctors. One River. An infinite number of ways to destroy the world. It’s going to be a bumpy ride…

  • The Diary of River Song Vol. 3 (4)

    3.1 The Lady in the Lake by Nev Fountain

    On Terminus Prime, clients choose their own means of demise. Something exciting, meaningful, or heroic to end it all.

    But when River discovers that there are repeat customers, she knows something more is going on.

    She begins to uncover a cult with worrying abilities. Its members can apparently cheat death, and that’s not all they have in common with River…

    3.2 A Requiem for the Doctor by Jac Rayner

    River has joined the Doctor and his friend Brooke on their travels, and they stop off in 18th century Vienna.

    Brooke thinks history is dull. Until people start dying.

    Mozart’s legacy is not just his music. River has more than one mystery to solve before a killer is let loose on the people of Vienna – and on the Doctor.

    3.3 My Dinner with Andrew by John Dorney

    Welcome, Mesdames et Messieurs, to The Bumptious Gastropod.

    The most exclusive, most discreet dining experience outside the universe. For the restaurant exists beyond spacetime itself, and the usual rules of causality do not apply. Anything could happen.

    It is here that the Doctor has a date. With River Song. And with death.

    3.4 The Furies by Matt Fitton

    Stories of the Furies abound across the cosmos: vengeful spirits hounding guilty souls to death. Madame Kovarian taught them to a child raised in fear, trained to kill, and placed inside a spacesuit.

    Kovarian knows the universe’s greatest threat, the Doctor must be eliminated. An assassin was created for that purpose.

    But if Melody Pond has failed, Kovarian will simply have to try again…

  • The Diary of River Song Vol. 4 (4)

    4.1 Time in a Bottle by Emma Reeves and Matt Fitton

    River is recruited by a rival to explore a star system where time no longer exists. Professor Jemima Still has picked up a signal from an impossible source and takes an expert team to investigate. But their mission is about to unleash hell upon the universe…

    4.2 Kings of Infinite Space by Donald McLeary

    With the Discordia on their tail, River and her friends run for their lives across time and space. But when your opponent can twist cause and effect to ensure victory at every turn, then escape may well be impossible.

    4.3 Whodunnit? by Matt Fitton

    Melody Malone finds herself in a castle, with an assortment of strange companions. But guests are being murdered, one by one. Time is running out for a mystery to be solved. And Franz Kafka is hiding something in the attic.

    4.4 Someone I Once Knew by John Dorney

    River has tried in vain to keep the Discordia away from the Doctor. Now, as devils run riot through universal spacetime, her own past with her husband is being rewritten. There is one last hope for the universe. A love story – but one that must find an ending…

  • The Diary of River Song Vol. 5 (0)

    The Doctor isn’t the only Time Lord River runs into on her travels up and down the timeline. The Master, in all of his – or her – guises, also has a chequered history with Professor Song. And whenever they meet, it’s a close call as to who comes out on top…

    It’s something River must get used to: there are three people in her marriage – at the very least!

    The Bekdel Test by Jonathan Morris

    Back at the start of her imprisonment, Doctor Song becomes a guinea pig for an innovative new security system. But it’s her fellow prisoners she needs to be most wary of. Because it’s early days for Missy, too. The Doctor is dead, and she is outraged that somebody else killed him first…

    Animal Instinct by Roy Gill

    On a world where vicious beasts stalk ancient ruins, Professor Song teaches a student the finer points of archaeology. But then she meets an incarnation of the Master who is desperate to survive. And if they are going to escape this place alive, they all must work together.

    The Lifeboat and the Deathboat by Eddie Robson

    Stranded in the Vortex, a father and daughter do their best to survive, living on salvage in a ramshackle vessel. Elsewhere, an obsessive ship’s captain hunts down a vengeful monster, whatever the cost. And River is caught between them, uncovering an old enemy in the most unexpected new guise.

    Concealed Weapon by Scott Handcock

    A deep space exploration mission nears its end – when suddenly, the crew start to die. River must try to protect her colleagues and work out what else is on board their ship. Something is stalking them, and the deadliest Master of all has his own plans for River Song…