The Joy Device (Doctor Who: The New Adventures - NA #22) - Justin Richards N/A

'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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Release date October 1999
Details updated August 23, 2022

Doctor Who: The New Adventures - NA :: Series

Series contains 23 primary works and has 23 total works.

The Virgin Bernice Summerfield New Adventures were a series of novels that featured Bernice Summerfield and her "supporting cast" and published by Virgin Books following the loss of the license 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, centered on other characters.

The series began in in May 1997 and ended in October 1999. Big Finish Productions would later obtain the license to these characters for their own line of audios, novels and short fiction featuring Benny and her supporting cast.

Main series Doctor Who

Oh No It Isn't (Doctor Who: The New Adventures - NA #1) N/A
Dragon's Wrath (Doctor Who: The New Adventures - NA #2) N/A
Beyond the Sun (Doctor Who: The New Adventures - NA #3) N/A
Ship Of Fools (Doctor Who: The New Adventures - NA #4) N/A
Down (Doctor Who: The New Adventures - NA #5) N/A
Deadfall (Doctor Who: The New Adventures - NA #6) N/A
Ghost Devices (Doctor Who: The New Adventures - NA #7) N/A
Mean Streets (Doctor Who: The New Adventures - NA #8) N/A
Tempest (Doctor Who: The New Adventures - NA #9) N/A
Walking to Babylon (Doctor Who: The New Adventures - NA #10) N/A
Oblivion (Doctor Who: The New Adventures - NA #11) N/A
The Medusa Effect (Doctor Who: The New Adventures - NA #12) N/A
Dry Pilgrimage (Doctor Who: The New Adventures - NA #13) N/A
The Sword of Forever (Doctor Who: The New Adventures - NA #14) N/A
Another Girl, Another Planet (Doctor Who: The New Adventures - NA #15) N/A
Beige Planet Mars (Doctor Who: The New Adventures - NA #16) N/A
Where Angels Fear (Doctor Who: The New Adventures - NA #17) N/A
The Mary-Sue Extrusion (Doctor Who: The New Adventures - NA #18) N/A
Dead Romance (Doctor Who: The New Adventures - NA #19) N/A
Tears of the Oracle (Doctor Who: The New Adventures - NA #20) N/A
Return to the Fractured Planet (Doctor Who: The New Adventures - NA #21) N/A
The Joy Device (Doctor Who: The New Adventures - NA #22) N/A
Twilight of the Gods (Doctor Who: The New Adventures - NA #23) N/A