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Virgin Missing Adventures

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The first MA was Goth Opera by Paul Cornell.

The Missing Adventures series of novels by Virgin Books was launched in 1994 following the success of its New Adventures line. Much as the NA series featured Seventh Doctor adventures with more detail and mature content than previously seen on TV and in the Target Books novelisations, the MA series focused on the first six Doctors. There were occasional multi-Doctor stories and crossovers with the NA line. One book, Downtime, didn't feature the Doctor but was an adaptation of an independent film production featuring several former companions. Another MA release, The Ghosts of N-Space, was an adaptation of a Third Doctor radio play and was published under the MA line as the Target Books brand, under which its prequel The Paradise of Death was published, had been retired by that point.

One release, Who Killed Kennedy, is generally considered a Missing Adventures release as it features several past Doctors, but it was in fact published as a standalone work.

The Missing Adventures line was discontinued in 1997 after BBC Books took back the franchise licence from Virgin (it is speculated that had Virgin kept the licence it would have begun publishing Seventh Doctor adventures under the MA line, and indeed that incarnation does appear in one post-TV movie release, Cold Fusion); BBC subsequently launched its own version, the BBC Past Doctor Adventures line.

Related to the MA line, but considered separate, was the Virgin Decalogs series of books.

Doctor Who: The Missing Adventures edit

# Title Author Doctor Companions Published
1 Goth Opera Paul Cornell 5th Nyssa, Tegan 21 July 1994
2 Evolution John Peel 4th Sarah 15 September 1994
3 Venusian Lullaby Paul Leonard 1st Barbara, Ian 20 October 1994
4 The Crystal Bucephalus Craig Hinton 5th Tegan, Turlough, Kamelion 17 November 1994
5 State of Change Christopher Bulis 6th Peri 1 December 1994
6 The Romance of Crime Gareth Roberts 4th Romana II, K9 19 January 1995
7 The Ghosts of N-Space Barry Letts 3rd Sarah 16 February 1995
8 Time of Your Life Steve Lyons 6th Grant 16 April 1995
9 Dancing the Code Paul Leonard 3rd Jo 20 April 1995
10 The Menagerie Martin Day 2nd Jamie, Zoe 18 May 1995
11 System Shock Justin Richards 4th Sarah, Harry 15 June 1995
12 The Sorcerer's Apprentice Christopher Bulis 1st Susan, Barbara, Ian 20 July 1995
13 Invasion of the Cat-People Gary Russell 2nd Ben, Polly 17 August 1995
14 Managra Stephen Marley 4th Sarah 21 September 1995
15 Millennial Rites Craig Hinton 6th Mel 19 October 1995
16 The Empire of Glass Andy Lane 1st Vicki, Steven 16 November 1995
17 Lords of the Storm David A. McIntee 5th Turlough 7 December 1995
18 Downtime Marc Platt none Victoria, Sarah 18 January 1996
19 The Man in the Velvet Mask Daniel O'Mahony 1st Dodo 25 February 1996
20 The English Way of Death Gareth Roberts 4th Romana II, K9 21 March 1996
21 The Eye of the Giant Christopher Bulis 3rd Liz 18 April 1996
22 The Sands of Time Justin Richards 5th Nyssa, Tegan 16 May 1996
23 Killing Ground Steve Lyons 6th Grant 20 June 1996
24 The Scales of Injustice Gary Russell 3rd Liz 18 July 1996
25 The Shadow of Weng-Chiang David A. McIntee 4th Romana I, K9 15 August 1996
26 Twilight of the Gods Christopher Bulis 2nd Jamie, Victoria 19 September 1996
27 Speed of Flight Paul Leonard 3rd Jo, Mike Yates 24 October 1996
28 The Plotters Gareth Roberts 1st Barbara, Ian, Vicki 21 November 1996
29 Cold Fusion Lance Parkin 5th, 7th Adric, Nyssa, Tegan,
Chris, Roz
5 December 1996
30 Burning Heart Dave Stone 6th Peri 16 January 1997
31 A Device of Death Christopher Bulis 4th Sarah, Harry 20 February 1997
32 The Dark Path David A. McIntee 2nd Jamie, Victoria 20 March 1997
33 The Well-Mannered War Gareth Roberts 4th Romana II, K9 17 April 1997
Who Killed Kennedy David Bishop
(as David Bishop and James Stevens)
3rd
7th
2nd
Dodo
Sarah Jane
18 April 1996

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