Speed of Flight

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Speed of Flight
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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 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 the planet Nooma, a world in the middle of an industrial revolution. But the Doctor, Jo and Mike Yates quickly discover that there is no limit to the upheaval. The sky is alive, and at war with the ground. The continents are on the move, competing for a place under the sun. And somewhere, there is a starship.

Mike finds himself committed to a fight where his only option is to kill or be killed. Jo is caught in a workers' revolt. And the Doctor must find out what is really happening to Nooma before the struggle for survival kills the world and everyone on it...


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

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  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.