Genius Loci (novel)

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Genius Loci
Author Ben Aaronovitch
Series Doctor Who book:
New Worlds
Release number
8
Subject Featuring:
Bernice Summerfield
Set in Period before Love and War
Publisher Big Finish Productions
Publication date
June 2006
ISBN 1-84435-239-0

Genius Loci is a novel by Ben Aaronovitch, focusing on the early career of Bernice "Benny" Summerfield, a character from the spin-off media based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. This was the first of Big Finish's Bernice Summerfield novels to be released under the New Worlds format.

The book is set before Benny met the Doctor and was not officially licensed by the BBC (as owners of Doctor Who), but does contain some allusions to Doctor Who, specifically the Silurians as depicted in the television series and in the Virgin New Adventures spin-off novels. The book also references Benny's back-story as explored in the New Adventures.

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A young Bernice Summerfield lands a job as an archaeologist on a colony world. She discovers evidence that the planet was previously inhabited by a sapient species.

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