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Virgin Bernice Summerfield New Adventures
Oh No It Isn't
Publisher: Virgin Books
Type: Book series
Release date: 1 May 1997 - 2 December 1999

The Virgin Bernice Summerfield New Adventures were a series of novels that featured Bernice Summerfield and her "supporting cast". They were published by Virgin Books following the loss of the licence that allowed them to publish an original series of novels, the New Adventures series, which could legally use characters and concepts derived from Doctor Who. Though most featured Bernice herself, two, Deadfall and Dead Romance, centred on other characters.

The series began in May 1997 and ended in October 1999. Big Finish Productions would later obtain the licence to these characters for their own line of audios, novels and short fiction featuring Benny and her supporting cast. Several novels were adapted for audio by Big Finish alongside several Doctor Who New Adventures novel adaptations that were altered to omit the Doctor and focus on Summerfield.

The book series initially used the same cover designs as that for the later Doctor Who NA books, except with a newly commissioned New Adventures logo. A new cover design was introduced with Another Girl, Another Planet, which removed the NA identifier from the front cover and introduced a new title-lettering style.

Though not considered part of the main series, the short story collection Decalog 5: Wonders includes the first Bernice Summerfield short story, The Judgement of Solomon by Lawrence Miles. Although past Virgin Decalogs had some direct connection to Doctor Who, by the time Decalog 5 was published Virgin no longer had the rights to publish stories featuring the Doctor; other than the sole Summerfield story, the rest of the stories have no evident connection to either the Doctor Who or Summerfield continuity.

Title Author Featuring Published
Oh No It Isn't!Paul Cornell Wolsey 1 May 1997
Dragons' WrathJustin Richards Irving Braxiatel 2 June 1997
Beyond the SunMatthew Jones Jason Kane, Emile Mars-Smith 3 July 1997
Ship of FoolsDave Stone none 21 August 1997
DownLawrence Miles !X 2 September 1997
DeadfallGary Russell Chris Cwej 2 October 1997
Ghost DevicesSimon Bucher-Jones God, Clarence 3 November 1997
Mean StreetsTerrance Dicks Chris Cwej 1 December 1997
TempestChristopher Bulis none 2 January 1998
Walking to BabylonKate Orman none 3 February 1998
OblivionDave Stone Jason Kane, Chris Cwej, Roz Forrester 2 March 1998
The Medusa EffectJustin Richards Irving Braxiatel 2 April 1998
Dry PilgrimagePaul Leonard & Nick Walters none 3 May 1998
The Sword of ForeverJim Mortimore none 2 June 1998
Another Girl, Another PlanetMartin Day & Len Beech none 20 August 1998
Beige Planet MarsLance Parkin & Mark Clapham none 15 October 1998
Where Angels FearRebecca Levene & Simon Winstone Irving Braxiatel 2 December 1998
The Mary-Sue ExtrusionDave Stone Jason Kane 1 February 1999
Dead RomanceLawrence Miles Christine Summerfield, Chris Cwej 1 March 1999
Tears of the OracleJustin Richards Jason Kane, Irving Braxiatel 2 June 1999
Return to the Fractured PlanetDave Stone Irving Braxiatel 2 August 1999
The Joy DeviceJustin Richards none 1 October 1999
Twilight of the GodsMark Clapham &
Jon de Burgh Miller
Jason Kane, Chris Cwej,
Clarence, Irving Braxiatel
2 December 1999

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