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July 12th, 2020 8 comments

Lethbridge-Stewart: Downtime Child of the New World

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Kate Lethbridge-Stewart joins her father, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, in a mission to save her sons life!

For the last nine years Kates life has been a happy one. Other than a minor blip in 2003, she hasnt had to worry about aliens bothering her or her son. Indeed, her biggest concern is Gordys first girlfriend. But it all changes when a face from her past appears, bringing with him a warning.

Gordy and his cousin Conall are kidnapped by a radical group calling themselves the Followers of Maitreya!

The Brigadier and Kate join forces with Douglas Cavendish and Anne Travers on a mission to save Gordy and Conall, which leads them to the ruins of Det-Sen Monastery in Tibet where deadly Yeti roam, and a prophecy is about to fulfilled!

What connects the Followers of Maitreya to a developing online school, Asteroid 4179 which is heading towards Earth, and the Brigadiers family?

In co-ordination with Reeltime Pictures, Downtime: Children of the New World is a sequel to their straight-to-video film, Downtime, which introduced the Doctor Who world to the Brigadiers daughter, Kate Lethbridge-Stewart.

Set in September 2004, Downtime: Children of the New World picks up the story told in Downtime, which saw the Brigadier and his daughter join forces with Doctor Who companions Sarah Jane Smith and Victoria Waterfield to defeat the Great Intelligences plan of world domination through New World University. Although a sequel, the novel is intentionally written to stand on its own.


Limited hardback edition for £25 (+ p&p). This edition will exclusively include an artwork postcard signed by Andy Frankham-Allen, a foreword by original Kate Lethbridge-Stewart actor, Beverley Cressman, as well an aditional chapter (not featured in the paperback). Added to this, everybody who buys the hardback will also get a free PDF story.*

*Must be read after Child of the New World.

Categorised under: Books, Story books


  • Anonymous

    August 3rd, 2020 - 10:03am

    Just received my hardback today. I can’t see anything about the free PDF though… Does anyone know how to get access to it?

  • Anonymous

    July 30th, 2020 - 12:51am

    Got the book today. Very nice. Only 187 pages but the hardback is an oversized A5 format and the print is small. Signed art card and free book. The free book is a 2 story Lucy Wilson book that actually has nothing to do with downtime. It does however feature a story where Lucy goes back to 2005 and sees her grandfather, Alistair Gordon lethbridge-stewart with a certain blonde northern lady…

  • Anonymous

    July 13th, 2020 - 11:25am

    Last info i had, which was about 3 days ago, was that they had printed 50 extra copies above preorder numbers and were waiting for the books to be delivered to them. Yes the hardback is expensive but it’s limited edition. An extra chapter. A separate paperback book. And a foreword from Kate lethbridge-Stewart herself! Also the cover is much more to my personal liking. I’ve never been a fan of adrian salmon’s stylised artwork.

    • Anonymous

      July 14th, 2020 - 10:34am

      What separate paperback book is it? I can’t see any mention of it in the description

    • Anonymous

      July 14th, 2020 - 12:08pm

      It’s a slim Lucy Wilson book that answers (according to candy jar) some story threads from the original downtime.

  • Anonymous

    July 12th, 2020 - 11:02am

    I’ve ordered this you also get a free paperback book with it.

    • Whofan44

      July 12th, 2020 - 1:49pm

      The amount of free story stuff you get with the hardback is really tempting.
      Extra chapter
      PDF story
      Lucy Wilson paperback book

      I want to upgrade the hardback but I can’t afford it at the moment.
      Will just have to hope that they will eventually release the PDF and Lucy Wilson book separately.

  • Anonymous

    July 12th, 2020 - 10:56am

    Ahh the Brig miss the Brig..


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