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The Joy Device
The Joy Device
Main character(s): Bernice Summerfield
Featuring: Dent Harper
Jason Kane
Clarence
Main setting:
Key crew
Publisher: Virgin Books
Writer: Justin Richards
Release details
Release number: 22
Release date: 1 October, 1999
Format: Paperback Book, 248 Pages
ISBN 0-426-20535-9
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The Joy Device was the twenty-second Virgin Bernice Summerfield New Adventures novel. It was written by Justin Richards. Published in October 1999, this is the second-to-last Virgin-published Bernice Summerfield novel.

Publisher's summary Edit

"Nothing happens, nobody comes, nobody goes... it's worse than Samuel Beckett."

Benny has had enough. Enough of the angst and the heartache. Enough of Jason and the others. She needs a holiday, and so she's heading to the Eastern Rim, a part of the galaxy where there is still a frontier, and adventure to be had. She's packed her trowel. She's off.

Her friends are concerned. Drug barons, war lords, criminal cartels and outlaws have fled to the Rim from authority and order. There's a distinct risk of getting into trouble, not to mention life-threatening peril. It's not so much that Benny might come to harm; she might find she likes it out there.

But Benny finds the Eastern Rim almost suspiciously ordinary: no violence, no action, no excitement. So when she is asked by a shady curio dealer to help him find Dorpfeld's Prism, it seems just another cursed relic to recover before retiring to the bar. In a place this dull, nothing dangerous can possibly happen. Can it?

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  • Bernice Summerfield is now aged "30 something and a half".
  • Clarence can wrap his wings behind him, so it appears as though he's wearing a bulky backpack. He has a moustache for much of the novel, which looks fake, but isn't.

Objects Edit

  • Dorpfeld's Prism affects the wearer giving them an overly pleasant sense of perspective and reality.

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