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The Infernal Nexus (novel)

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The Infernal Nexus
The Infernal Nexus
Main character(s): Bernice Summerfield
Featuring: Jason Kane
Main enemy: Volan Sleed
Main setting: Station Control, 2600
Key crew
Publisher: Big Finish Productions
Writer: Dave Stone
Cover by: Adrian Salmon
Release details
Release number: 4
Release date: August 2001
Format: Paperback Book, 188 Pages
ISBN 1-903654-16-5
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The Infernal Nexus was the fourth novel published by Big Finish Productions, part of their Big Finish Bernice Summerfield series. It featured the return of Jason Kane, who last appeared in the final Virgin Bernice Summerfield New Adventures novel Twilight of the Gods in 1999.

Publisher's summary Edit

Acting on an abstruse tip-off from the renowned paraphysiologist Dr Rupert Gilhooly (a man who, like, knows a lot of stuff) one Bernice Summerfield has found herself on a probe-ship heading deep into the Problematic Heart of the galaxy — not knowing what, or quite who, she might find.

What she finds is Station Control. A place that exists, simultaneously, in four hundred and seventeen dimensions, a brawling, souk-like Nexus between every world that can, or has or ever will be. And one of those dimensions is Hell.

Bernice knows nothing of the rivalries and power-plays going on here. So she blunders right into them and makes a complete hash of everything, natch. And one of the particular whoms she finds, quite frankly, what with one thing and another, she could quite well do without. In her current state.

Plot Edit

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Characters Edit

References Edit

Computers Edit

  • Benny encounters an ARVID in The Maze.

Currency Edit

  • Souls are the currency in the Infernal Regions and one of the currencies in use at Station Control.

Individuals Edit

  • Bernice finds out she's pregnant, she thinks about shagging Jason and pretending it's his.
  • Jason Kane has sex with Mae An T'zhu.
  • Suzi II is a cybernetically altered being.

Literature Edit

Theories and concepts Edit

Species Edit

  • Benny uses a rape alarm to stun some Whistling Ninjas.
  • A Trichoate is a type of demon containing three separate personalities.
  • The Monasticy of Slom is a race of land-based squid with a profound religious fanaticism for punctuality.
  • The Snata is mentioned.

Notes Edit

  • This is the first Big Finish Bernice Summerfield novel which has cover art by Adrian Salmon (replacing Carolyn Edwards). Salmon has produced cover art for the Bernice Summerfield novels, short story anthologies and their audio stories through until Dead Man's Switch.
  • On page 177 is a story breakdown by Jason Kane for The Kiss of the Dragon Lady, a Xeno-porn adaption of the events through the novel.
  • The Infernal Nexus is not currently listed on the Big Finish Productions website.

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