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Tears of the Oracle (novel)

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Tears of the Oracle
Tears of the Oracle
Main character(s): Bernice Summerfield
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Publisher: Virgin Books
Writer: Justin Richards
Release details
Release number: 20
Release date: 2 June, 1999
Format: Paperback Book, 294 Pages
ISBN 0-426-20533-2
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Tears of the Oracle is the twentieth Virgin Bernice Summerfield New Adventures novel. It is a return to the "main narrative" after the two previous novels, which went down different avenues. Irving Braxiatel, Clarence and Chris Cwej return.

Publisher's summary Edit

"Benny, you're ill. Let us help you. We want to help you. Really we do. This paranoia. These delusions. What you've done — it's driven you insane. Nobody wants to hurt you. We're your friends."

On Dellah, the shattered former home of Bernice Summerfield, only the Advanced Research centre survives — the last remnant of the once famous university. But it's under siege from fanatical groups of religious inquisitors, searching for new converts or dangerous heretics.

Benny would have to be mad to go back.

Jason Kane, Bernice's one-time husband and all-time opportunist, has found the ancient remains of the Oracle of the Lost on an obscure planetoid known only as KS-159. Or so he says.

Benny would have to be mad to believe him.

The mysterious Irving Braxiatel is looking for somewhere quiet to house his huge collection of... everything.

Benny would have to be mad to suggest KS-159.

The Oracle of the Lost, legend says, can answer any question. But the cryptic answers she gives are never helpful, and often dangerous.

Benny would have to be mad to reawaken her. Or ask a question. Or believe the answer.

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  • Benny thinks it was her Mary-Sue, the attempt to recreate her personality, that gave her the brain tumour.

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  • The Oracle reveals that Clarence was once !C-Mel.
  • Chris Cwej (following his exposure to radiation in the universe in a bottle) regenerates.
  • A Time Lord in a monk's robe assists Chris through his regeneration, saying, "We can give the process a small push".
  • As he's regenerating, Chris mentions body beppling.

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