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the new adventures (virgin) #062

Written by: Paul Cornell

Publication Date: 15 May 1997
ISBN: 0 426 20507 3
Pages: 249

back cover blurb

'The Kings balls get bigger every year!'

Bernice Surprise Summerfield is settling into her new job as Professor of Archaeology at St Oscar's University on the planet Dellah - one of the most prestigious centres of learning in the Milky Way. She wants to put the past, especially her failed marriage, behind her.

So she's glad when she gets the chance to take her tutorial group to investigate the lost civilisation of Perfecton. Three whole weeks of archaeological research in the field. The perfect way to forget your worries.

She doesn't bank on three things.

That Menlove Stokes, Professor of Applied Art, and various other academics would be along for the ride. That vicious alien marauders would decide to explore the planet at the same time. And that a reactivated Perfecton device would plunge her into a situation that can only be described as - panto.