Downtime (Doctor Who: The Missing Adventures #18) -  Marc Platt N/A

"Find the Locus"  

It is twenty years since The Great Intelligence last attempted an invasion of Earth, today its evil web is again reaching out towards us!  Using The New World University as its cover and the zombie-like Chilly students as its pawns, the Intelligence now seeks to control the minds of every human being.

Tangled in this new struggle are its old enemies Victoria Waterfield and Professor Travers - but whose side are they on?  Fighting alone this time, without their famous scientific advisor, The Brigadier and Sarah Jane Smith of UNIT are hard pressed to decide who is friend or foe as they search for the missing Locus which still binds the Intelligence's power. Battle is joined as the Brigadier's own family is threatened and UNIT faces a monstrous new breed of Yeti! 

Victoria Waterfield searches for clues that her father might still be alive, while the Brigadier has family problems of his own. But the Great Intelligence is preparing to invade Earth again and this time the Doctor's not there to stop it. 

This is a sequel to The Abominable Snowmen and The Web of Fear, but also follows up Evil of the Daleks and Fury from the Deep.


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Release date 1996
Details updated August 27, 2022

Doctor Who: The Missing Adventures :: Series

Series contains 33 primary works and has 33 total works.

The Virgin Missing Adventures were a series of novels from Virgin Publishing based on the British science-fiction television series Doctor Who, which had been cancelled in 1989, featuring stories set between televised episodes of the programme. The novels were published from 1994 to 1997, and featured the First through Sixth Doctors. (The Seventh Doctor also appeared in one novel).

Main series Doctor Who

Goth Opera (Doctor Who: The Missing Adventures #1) N/A
Evolution (Doctor Who: The Missing Adventures #2) N/A
Venusian Lullaby (Doctor Who: The Missing Adventures #3) N/A
The Crystal Bucephalus (Doctor Who: The Missing Adventures #4) N/A
State of Change (Doctor Who: The Missing Adventures #5) N/A
The Romance of Crime (Doctor Who: The Missing Adventures #6) N/A
The Ghosts of N-Space (Doctor Who: The Missing Adventures #7) N/A
Time of Your Life (Doctor Who: The Missing Adventures #8) N/A
Dancing the Code (Doctor Who: The Missing Adventures #9) N/A
The Menagerie (Doctor Who: The Missing Adventures #10) N/A
System Shock (Doctor Who: The Missing Adventures #11) N/A
The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Doctor Who: The Missing Adventures #12) N/A
Invasion of the Cat-People (Doctor Who: The Missing Adventures #13) N/A
Managra (Doctor Who: The Missing Adventures #14) N/A
Millennial Rites (Doctor Who: The Missing Adventures #15) N/A
The Empire of Glass (Doctor Who: The Missing Adventures #16) N/A
Lords of the Storm (Doctor Who: The Missing Adventures #17) N/A
Downtime (Doctor Who: The Missing Adventures #18) N/A
The Man in the Velvet Mask (Doctor Who: The Missing Adventures #19) N/A
The English Way of Death (Doctor Who: The Missing Adventures #20) N/A
The Eye of the Giant (Doctor Who: The Missing Adventures #21) N/A
The Sands of Time (Doctor Who: The Missing Adventures #22) N/A
Killing Ground (Doctor Who: The Missing Adventures #23) N/A
The Scales of Injustice (Doctor Who: The Missing Adventures #24) N/A
The Shadow of Weng-Chiang (Doctor Who: The Missing Adventures #25) N/A
Twilight of the Gods (Doctor Who: The Missing Adventures #26) N/A
Speed of Flight (Doctor Who: The Missing Adventures #27) N/A
The Plotters (Doctor Who: The Missing Adventures #28) N/A
Cold Fusion (Doctor Who: The Missing Adventures #29) N/A
Burning Heart (Doctor Who: The Missing Adventures #30) N/A
A Device of Death (Doctor Who: The Missing Adventures #31) N/A
The Dark Path (Doctor Who: The Missing Adventures #32) N/A
The Well-Mannered War (Doctor Who: The Missing Adventures #33) N/A