The Whoniverse's original time-travelling archaeologist, Bernice Summerfield, is returning to the printed page in December and publishers Big Finish are inviting fans of the character to submit ideas for possible inclusion in the book.
Bernice Summerfield: In Time will be a collection of short stories from throughout the character's life, but Big Finish is looking for submissions for a young Benny story set during her time in military school, before the events of the Doctor Who adventure Love and War.
The deadline for entries is 23:59 UK time on the April 12, 2018, but first check out the Big Finish site for full details of what they are looking for.
From a rocky start at military academy to her sudden immersion in an alternative universe – via a variety of jobs and adventures on Dellah, at the Braxiatel Collection, and in the murky world of Legion – Bernice Summerfield is a woman who can be said to have lived more than one life. But one thing's for certain: wherever she is, Benny can always be counted on to right wrongs, get the job done and, sometimes, even have a good time along the way!With stories from James Goss, Mark Clapham, Dave Stone, Victoria Simpson, Antonio Rastelli, Simon Guerrier, and Peter Anghelides, Bernice Summerfield: In Time will be available on ebook at £12.99, hardback at £16.99 and as a digital audiobook read by Lisa Bowerman at £9.99.
Each of the brand-new stories in this collection focuses on a different time in Benny's life. There's an adventure at St Oscar's, a mystery at the White Rabbit, and even a surprising glimpse into the far future. Will Benny still be digging for artefacts at 80? You bet she will!