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Dry Pilgrimage (novel)

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Dry Pilgrimage
Dry Pilgrimage
Main character(s): Bernice Summerfield
Main setting: Dellah, Silvasic Sea and the Lady of Lorelei, 2595
Key crew
Publisher: Virgin Books
Writer: Paul Leonard and Nick Walters
Release details
Release number: 13
Release date: 3 May, 1998
Format: Paperback Book, 292 Pages
ISBN 0-426-20525-1
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Dry Pilgrimage is the thirteenth Virgin Bernice Summerfield New Adventures novel. Featuring Bernice Summerfield, this is the first novel to be entirely set on the planet Dellah.

Publisher's summary Edit

"I am going to make you immortal."

Bored with her job, bored with being perpetually skint, Bernice Summerfield leaps at the chance of a free holiday arranged by her new friend Maeve Ruthven, St Oscar's Professor of Comparative Religion.

But all is not what it seems.

Benny's holiday rapidly goes from bad to worse to downright dangerous. For a start, the "luxury cruise" is a religious pilgrimage, and alcohol is forbidden to those on board. Then she is attacked, badly injured and confined to a wheelchair.

And that's before the murder.

Benny finds herself caught in a web of intrigue — not knowing who on board can be trusted or which way to turn. And with the future of more than one world depending on her actions, she must decide who to believe, expose the hidden killer and prevent a ruthless grab for power.

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Fashion and clothing Edit

  • Bernice wears a purple velvet bikini, with gold tassels on the nipples and a big star on the crotch.

Foods and beverages Edit

  • Benny, in a desperate search for alcohol, drinks the potent (eye watering) Brettellian Potato Spirit.
  • Despite being on a supposedly alcohol-free "dry" cruise, Bernice still manages to consume a hefty amount of alcohol.
  • Vilbian is a Saraani. He enjoys alcohol, which is illegal for a Saraani. He steals Benny's alcohol.

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Religion Edit

  • Marunianism was a religion which believed all science is evil, but is now just against: genetics, vivisection and for no reason, experimentation. Its roots are in Protestantism.

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