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Genius Loci (novel)

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Genius Loci
Genus Loci cover
Main character(s): Bernice Summerfield
Main enemy: Spiders
Main setting: Jaiwan, 2562
Key crew
Publisher: Big Finish Productions
Writer: Ben Aaronovitch
Cover by: Adrian Salmon
Release details
Release number: 8
Release date: 19 June, 2006
Format: Hardback Book, 208 Pages
ISBN 1-84435-239-0
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Genius Loci was the eighth full length novel published as part of Big Finish Productions' Bernice Summerfield series. It was also the first novel to explore (and was set) during Bernice Summerfield's early life before she met the Seventh Doctor in the novel Love and War.

Publisher's summary Edit

One day she will bring down empires and decide the fate of the universe. One day she will be feared by the creatures of evil and revered wherever people have had just a little bit too much to drink.

But all that is yet to come...

Right now Bernice Summerfield is 21 years old and living hand to mouth and drink to drink. Offered a job beyond her qualifications she is lured out to the backwater planet of Jaiwan where nothing has ever happened — ever.

There she joins a disparate team of archaeologists who have just discovered that the planet of Jaiwan may have been just a tad more interesting than people thought. This could be Benny's big break and her ticket to a proper career in archaeology.

That's if archaeology doesn't kill her first.

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Characters Edit

References Edit

Culture Edit

  • Professor Mariela gives Bernice a copy of her personal database, which included a lot of files on 20th century Earth.

Individuals Edit

Foods and beverages Edit

  • Krill is part CO2 scrubber, part additional protein source.
  • Vodka is Russia's greatest contribution to interstellar travel (in Bernice's opinion).
  • There is a Kwik-Kurry at General Layfeyette's army base.

Literature Edit

Organisations Edit

  • Benny dropped out of Spacefleet and is now on the run from it.

Planets Edit

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Technology Edit

Vehicles Edit

  • Fulcrum is a VTOL capable troop carrier.

Notes Edit

  • This is the first novel which sees Benny at the beginning of her career.
  • At the end of the book it says To be continued in Bernice Summerfield: Old Friends.

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