Tears of the Oracle is the twentieth Virgin Bernice Summerfield New Adventures novel.
"Benny, you're ill. Let us help you. We want to help you. Really we do. This paranoia. These delusions. What you've done — it's driven you insane. Nobody wants to hurt you. We're your friends."
On Dellah, the shattered former home of Bernice Summerfield, only the Advanced Research centre survives — the last remnant of the once famous university. But it's under siege from fanatical groups of religious inquisitors, searching for new converts or dangerous heretics.
Benny would have to be mad to go back.
Jason Kane, Bernice's one-time husband and all-time opportunist, has found the ancient remains of the Oracle of the Lost on an obscure planetoid known only as KS-159. Or so he says.
Benny would have to be mad to believe him.
The mysterious Irving Braxiatel is looking for somewhere quiet to house his huge collection of... everything.
Benny would have to be mad to suggest KS-159.
The Oracle of the Lost, legend says, can answer any question. But the cryptic answers she gives are never helpful, and often dangerous.
Benny would have to be mad to reawaken her. Or ask a question. Or believe the answer.
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- Bernice Summerfield
- Irving Braxiatel
- Divson Follet
- Emilia Winston
- Hayward Denson
- Chris Cwej
- Oracle of the Lost
- Oleg Mikelz
- Louisa Mikelz
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- This book was supposedly meant to be the last in the Virgin Bernice Summerfield New Adventures line. 
- Braxiatel uses a communication cube to contact his people for assistance in the same way the Second Doctor does in TV: The War Games.
- Chris was exposed to the lethal dose of radiation in PROSE: Dead Romance.
- Benny mentions getting a Mary-Sue. (PROSE: The Mary-Sue Extrusion)
- PROSE: Demontage features the Vega Station.
- There is a brief revisit to Benny's wedding in PROSE: Happy Endings.
- !C-Mel (the ship Clarence once was) first appeared in PROSE: The Also People.
- When discussing his imminent regeneration of Chris Cwej, the Time Lord mentions Chris had a body bepple to appear as a giant teddy bear in PROSE: Original Sin.
- Skutloid, Drexton and Garshal all first appeared in PROSE: The Medusa Effect.
- Emilia Winston first appeared in PROSE: Dragons' Wrath.
- In PROSE: The Book of the War Cwej's new form was explained to have been designed by the House Military to be resistant to the Fat.
- The Discontinuity Guide to: Tears of the Oracle at The Whoniverse
- The Cloister Library: Tears of the Oracle
- Doctor Who Bewildering Reference Guide to Tears of the Oracle