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Beyond the Sun was the third Virgin Bernice Summerfield New Adventures novel. It featured Bernice Summerfield and Jason Kane, who had not been featured together in a novel since Eternity Weeps when they were divorced.

Publisher's summary[]

"You're on your own, Bernice."

Bernice Summerfield has drawn the short straw. Not for her the pleasures of intergalactic conferences and highbrow lecture tours. Oh no. She's forced to take two overlooked freshers on their very first dig. And just when it seems things can't get any worse, her no-good ex-husband Jason turns up, claiming that he is in deadly danger. Benny finally begins to believe his wild claims, but unfortunately only after he has been kidnapped from his hotel room.

Feeling guilty, she sets out to rescue him. Well, let's face it, no one else is going to. Her only clue is a dusty artefact that Jason claimed was part of an ancient and powerful weapon. But Professor Summerfield PhD knows that's just silly nonsense. She's been an archaeologist long enough to know that lost alien civilisations do not leave their most powerful weapons around for any nutter to find. Do they?

Once again Benny is all that stands between Jason and his own mistakes, as she tries to prevent the wrong people acquiring this terrible and somewhat unlikely weapon — a weapon rumoured to have powers beyond the sun.

Chapter titles[]

  • Conversations With the Enemy
  • Chapter 1: An Indoor Boy
  • Chapter 2: Buried Treasure
  • Chapter 3: Frantic
  • Chapter 4: Object
  • Chapter 5: Small+Fire+In+Cabin+One
  • Chapter 6: The Dragon Boy
  • Conversations With the Enemy
  • Chapter 7: Deep Water
  • Chapter 8: The Land of Do As You Please?
  • Chapter 9: Sunless Rising
  • Chapter 10: City of Angels
  • Chapter 11: She Who Fights With... Monsters
  • Conversations with the Enemy
  • Chapter 12: Very Wise With My Hips
  • Chapter 13: Frock Terrorism
  • Chapter 14: We are Family
  • Chapter 15: Just Do It
  • Conversations With the Enemy
  • Chapter 16: Sour Times
  • Chapter 17: What Took You So Long?
  • Conversations with the Enemy
  • Chapter 18: Stand Off
  • Chapter 19: A Thin Line Between Love and Crime and Collaboration
  • Chapter 20: Down Among the Dead Men
  • Chapter 21: All Men are Bastards
  • Conversations with the Enemy
  • Chapter 22: Sunless 'Я' Us
  • Chapter 23: In the Cold Light of Day
  • Conversations with the Enemy?
  • Chapter 24: Reunion
  • Chapter 25: Beyond the Sun


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  • Vilmurians are crocodilians with sharp yellow teeth and long snouts.
  • Jeillos are humanoids with indigo skin.
  • The Apolloxians are small grey-speckled reptilian creatures with three fingered hands and snouts.



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