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Dry Pilgrimage
Series: Virgin
Bernice Summerfield New Adventures
Release Number: 13
Main Character: Bernice Summerfield
Setting: Dellah, Silvasic Sea, 2595
Author: Paul Leonard and Nick Walters
Publisher: Virgin Books
Publication: May, 1998
Format: Paperback Book, ? Pages
ISBN: ISBN 0-426-20525-1
Previous Story: The Medusa Effect
Following Story: The Sword of Forever


Publisher's Summary

'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.


  • Bernice Summerfield
    • Wears a purple velvet bikini, with gold tassels on the nipples and a big star on the crotch.
    • Benny (in desperate search of alcohol) drinks the potent (eye watering) Brettellian Potato Spirit.
  • Maeve Ruthven
    • A Professor and member of St Oscar’s comparative religion department.
    • She’s a Marunianist.
    • Gets killed, her mind put inside a Saraani, then inside a bioconstruct, goes on a rampage, recovers, dies.
  • Theo Tamlyn
    • Swoons for Benny.
    • Gets turned into a bioconstruct.
  • Karl Donimo
    • Flirts with Benny, it’s mutual.
  • Vilbian
    • Is a Saraani.
    • Enjoys a drink, steals Benny’s.
  • Brion Arvaile
    • Maeve’s ex-husband.
  • Captain Dieter Fontana
    • Captain of the Lady of Lorelei.
  • Professor Hugh Southernay
  • Martine Ingersköld
    • Climatologist
  • Professor Hamilton Smith
    • Specialising in alien-human interaction.


  • The planet Visphok.
  • Marunianism was a religion which believed all science is evil, but now just against; genetics, vivisection and for no reason experimentation. Its roots are in Protestantism.
  • Professor Smith proposes theories on: Chelonians, Krakenites, Valethske, Xarax, Tzun and Tractites.
  • Despite being on a supposedly alcohol free 'dry' cruise Bernice still manages to consume a hefty amount of alcohol.


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External Links

  • Doctor Who Reference Guide - Detailed Synopsis - Dry Pilgrimage
  • The Whoniverse - The Discontinuity Guide to: Dry Pilgrimage

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