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Issue Details: First known date: 2004... 2004 Old Friends
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'Late 2562. Bernice Summerfield is 22 and en route to the ruin of Earth. She's young, she's single, she's just got an MA in archaeology. There's a life of adventure in front of her.

And then she meets the half-human, half-lemur Ivo, whose life she'll completely knock sideways.

Late 2607. Professor Bernice Summerfield is... well, she looks nearly 40, but it's difficult to tell what with all the time travel. She's on her way to a funeral, and to meet up with people she's not seen since her 20s.

Ex-husband / current-beau Jason is keen to go with her. Benny never talks about that period of her life -- what she did to keep out of the war, where she travelled, how she survived or who it was broke her heart. She's run through all time and space to avoid this reunion. But the best-selling author of Down Among The Dead Men must finally uncover her own past.'

Source: drwhoguide.com (http://www.drwhoguide.com/bs_n17.htm). Sighted 27/5/11

Notes

  • Contents indexed selectively.
  • Doctor Who spin-off work. The Doctor is not a character.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Maidenhead, Berkshire,
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The Soul's Prism, Pete Kempshall , single work novella science fiction

Benny attends the funeral of old friend (and demi-lemur) Ivo FitzIndri, only to find that he has been murdered. With the assistance of her ex-husband Jason, she locates, reveals, and eventually kills Ivo's murderer. In the process, she also manages to reverse Ivo's family's outcast nature, the unwitting result of her own youthful impetuosity.

Summary based on detailed abstract available at drwhoguide.com (http://www.drwhoguide.com/bs_n17.htm). Sighted 27/5/11.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Maidenhead, Berkshire,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Big Finish Productions ,
      2004 .
      Extent: 274p.
      ISBN: 1844352420, 9781844352425
      Series: Professor Bernice Summerfield The Bernice Summerfield Adventures Big Finish Productions (publisher), 2000 series - publisher short story science fiction

      Bernice Summerfield was originally introduced in the New Adventures series of Doctor Who spin-off novels, as a companion for the Seventh Doctor. When Virgin's license to publish Doctor Who fiction was not renewed by the BBC in 1997, Virgin decided to continue the series as Bernice Summerfield books, without any mention of the Doctor or any Doctor Who branding.

      Big Finish Productions took over the production of Bernice Summerfield stories after the closure of Virgin's fiction branch in 1999.

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