Speed of Flight

Speed of Flight
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Cover Art
Author Paul Leonard
Series Doctor Who book:
Virgin Missing Adventures
Release number
Subject Featuring:
Third Doctor
Jo, Mike Yates
Set in Period between
Dancing the Code and Last of the Gaderene[1][2]
Publisher Virgin Books
Publication date
October 1996
Pages 244
ISBN 0-426-20487-5
Preceded by Twilight of the Gods
Followed by The Plotters

Speed of Flight is an original novel written by Paul Leonard and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the Third Doctor, Jo and Mike Yates.


The TARDIS lands on Nooma, a world in the midst of an industrial revolution. But the Doctor, Jo and Mike Yates quickly discover more: The sky is at war with the ground, with continents moving and somewhere, a starship has a role to play. Mike finds himself in a life or death fight, Jo is caught in a laborers’ rebellion, and the Doctor must uncover what is happening to Nooma before the struggle for survival destroys all…


The story takes place after the Missing Adventure Dancing the Code, also by Paul Leonard.


  1. ^ The Doctor’s Timeline at The Whoniverse gives support for specific placement relative to other spin-off media.
  2. ^ Placement between Planet of the Daleks and The Green Death confirmed by cover blurb.

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