This is a guide to
Babylon 5 in print, including
the series of Babylon 5 novels published
by Dell and Del Rey.
Since the novel series contains stories that run concurrently with the TV
series, some of these pages contain spoilers for the show. Each novel's
guide page will indicate (if known) when it takes place in the show's
timeline; a novel can be expected to spoil earlier episodes. Proceed with
Novels 1-9 are published by Dell in the US. Novels after that are published
by Del Rey.
Date (US) Author Title
95/02/13 John Vornholt Voices
95/04/10 Lois Tilton Accusations
95/09/13 John Vornholt Blood Oath
96/01/10 Jim Mortimore Clark's Law
96/02/10 Neil Barrett, Jr. The Touch of Your Shadow,
the Whisper of Your Name
96/05/10 S. M. Stirling Betrayals
97/03/14 Jeanne Cavelos The Shadow Within
97/04/14 Al Sarrantonio Personal Agendas
97/06/15 Kathryn Drennan To Dream in the City of Sorrows
98/09/04 J. Gregory Keyes Dark Genesis: The Birth of the Psi Corps
99/02/10 J. Gregory Keyes Deadly Relations: Bester Ascendant
99/10/04 J. Gregory Keyes Final Reckoning: The Fate of Bester
99/12/01 Peter David Legions of Fire: The Long Night of Centauri Prime
00/05/02 Peter David Legions of Fire: Armies of Light and Dark
00/10/31 Peter David Legions of Fire: Out of Darkness
01/02/?? Jeanne Cavelos The Passing of the Techno-Mages: Casting Shadows
01/??/?? Jeanne Cavelos The Passing of the Techno-Mages: Summoning Light
01/??/?? Jeanne Cavelos The Passing of the Techno-Mages: Invoking Darkness
The authors of novels 1-9 can be written care of:
New York, NY 10036
In addition, some of the authors have E-mail access and/or Web sites:
Novelizations of Episodes
Links lead to the guide pages for the episodes, which contain notes about
the novelizations as appropriate.
97/11/26 Peter David
In the Beginning
98/07/03 Peter David Thirdspace
99/01/?? Robert Sheckley A Call to Arms
The Coming of Shadows
Included in JMS'
The Complete Book of Scriptwriting.
Day of the Dead
With annotations by Neil Gaiman and a foreword by JMS.
Most links lead to books' pages on
which contain ISBN, publisher name, and other details, as well as online
The Complete Book of Scriptwriting
by J. Michael Straczynski, B5's creator, is a guide to the world of
writing for television, theater, and movies. The sample script in the
appendix is the unabridged shooting script for the Hugo-award-winning
"The Coming of Shadows."
Babylon 5 Security Manual
by Jim Mortimore. A handbook for rookie members of B5's security
team, including station maps, lifeform listings, and technical
The Babylon File
The Babylon File: Volume 2
by Andy Lane. An unauthorized guide to the show, including an episode
listing, behind-the-scenes information, and background on the B5
Creating Babylon 5
by David Bassom. Originally titled "Babylon 5 Behind the Scenes."
All about the production of Babylon 5, from set design to CGI to
The A-Z Guide to Babylon 5
by David Bassom. An alphabetical B5 encyclopedia with information on
alien races, historical incidents, and characters, all cross-referenced
with attributions to episodes.
Babylon 5 Season by Season by Jane Killick. One book per season,
this series details the episodes and the overall story arc, and includes
comments from cast and crew members.
Signs and Portents
covers season one and includes a foreword by Michael O'Hare
and information on the making of the pilot movie.
The Coming of Shadows
covers season two and includes a section titled "By Any Means
Necessary: Making Babylon 5 on a Budget" which details the
show's innovative money-saving techniques.
Point of No Return
covers season three and includes a chapter on B5's special
No Surrender, No Retreat
covers season four and includes a chapter titled "Script to
Screen" covering the lifecycle of an episode.
Wheel of Fire
Covers season five. Supplementary material unknown.
A couple of supplements to the
B5 roleplaying game
by Chameleon Eclectic:
Dining on Babylon 5
by Steve Smith. A B5 cookbook with recipes for
Minbari flarn, Centauri hot jala, Jovian Sunspots, and other foods
mentioned on the show. Not yet published in the US, but can be
shipped from the UK.
of Dreams: Conferring on Babylon 5
is a collection of academic essays from a conference sponsored by
The Science Fiction
November 6, 2000