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Walking to Babylon
(Bernice Summerfield-Virgin New Adventures, #10)
by Kate Orman
- Series: Bernice Summerfield-Virgin New Adventures, #10
- Format: paperback, 272 pages
- Language: english
- Release date: March 28, 1998
- Characters: Bernice Summerfield, Jason Kane, Miriam, Ninan-ashtammu, John Lafayette
- ISBN: 9780426205210 (0426205219)
- Publisher: Virgin Publishing
- Author: Kate Orman
About The Book
“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.
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