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Walking to Babylon (novel)

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Walking to Babylon
Walking to Babylon
Adapted into: Walking to Babylon
Main character(s): Bernice Summerfield
Main enemy: WiRgo!xu and !Ci!ci-tel
Main setting:
Key crew
Publisher: Virgin Books
Writer: Kate Orman
Release details
Release number: 10
Release date: 3 February, 1998
Format: Paperback Book; 14 Chapters, 256 Pages
ISBN 0-426-20521-9
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Walking to Babylon is the tenth Virgin Bernice Summerfield New Adventures novel. It features Bernice Summerfield and the People. It was the third novel to be adapted by Big Finish Productions into a full cast audio story, which was released in November 1998.

Publisher's summary Edit

"I'm scared of letting all these people down. Like the whole human race. At least if I get blown up as well, they can say I died heroically. Assuming I ever existed at all."

When Bernice Summerfield visits the People — an incredibly advanced civilisation living in a Dyson Sphere — she discovers that even in utopia, they still have their problems.

An illegal time travel experiment threatens a war which could destroy them all. Rather than risk it, the People and their ultra-powerful computer, God, are prepared to eradicate the source of the problem — the ancient city of Babylon. But such action would involve the death of a quarter of a million human beings, and do incalculable damage to Earth's history.

Babylon — and the human race — have one hope. Benny returns to the cradle of civilisation to try and stop the interference. She has just one week to prevent a catastrophe that could mean she will never be born. Her only assistance comes from a Victorian linguist who has stumbled across the experiment himself. But he's no help at all — even though he has a power neither of them suspects.

Chapter Titles Edit

  1. An Invitation from God
  2. In Too Deep
  3. Basket Chase
  4. Language
  5. The Party's Over
  6. Past Shock
  7. The Evening After the Afternoon Before
  8. Head Above Water
  9. The Shortest-Lived Profession
  10. Helpless
  11. Looking
  12. The Plan
  13. Rain and Snow
  14. Walking On Home

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Characters Edit

References Edit

Biology Edit

  • Bernice once had sex with some Citdbtbeds by shaking hands with them.

Groups Edit

Individuals Edit

  • God speaks through Benny's porter Joseph.
  • Clarence collects Benny from St Oscar's.
  • Ninan, a High Princess, loved to hear of her guests' travels, but could never leave her temple.
  • WiRgo!xu is a veteran of the People's war with "them".
  • !Ci!ci-tel is a veteran of the People's war with "them". He is aged to death by temporal energy stored in John Lafayette.
  • !qu-!qu-tala is a drone accompanying !Ci!ci-tel and WiRgo!xu. The drone is also a veteran of the war.

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Time travel Edit

Weapons Edit

  • The People decide to send back a Singularity Bomb to shut down the path, which would also destroy Babylon.

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