Millennial Rites

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Millennial Rites
Millennial Rites.jpg
Cover Art
Author Craig Hinton
Series Doctor Who book:
Virgin Missing Adventures
Release number
Subject Featuring:
Sixth Doctor
Set in Period between
The Trial of a Time Lord and
Time and the Rani
Publisher Virgin Books
Publication date
October 1995
ISBN 0-426-20455-7
Preceded by Managra
Followed by The Empire of Glass

Millennial Rites is an original novel written by Craig Hinton and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the Sixth Doctor and Mel.


The Doctor and Mel land in London, 1999, to celebrate the New Year. But other forces are making deadlier preparations to ring in the new millennium: a software firm is about to run a program that will change the very fabric of reality, while an ancient entity from the universe's origins is due for resurrection. When Anne Travers' fear of the Great Intelligence, and millionaire Ashley Chapel's research combine, London is set to be transformed into a terrifying place inhabited by unimaginable dangers.

Nods & References[edit]

The first half of the novel was based on Craig's time working at IBM's Warwick Software Development Lab.

A blast of psychic energy released in the novel is felt all across the globe by those atuned to such things. These include "a thoughtful man levitating in a voluminous blue cloak" in New York and "a blond-haired man in a dirty beige trenchcoat" drinking Guinness in a Dublin pub.[1] The book makes reference to The Library of St. John the Beheaded created by Andy Lane, who had attended the same university as Craig Hinton.


  1. ^ Hinton, Craig (1995), Doctor Who Missing Adventures: Millennial Rites, Virgin Books, p. 165, ISBN 0-426-20455-7, retrieved 17 December 2008 

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