AUGUST IS CRUSADE MONTH
AT BABYLON 5 BOOKS

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT #1
J. Michael Straczynski Says “YES”
The Remaining “What the Hell Happened” Volumes WILL NOW Be Published

From Captain Jaclyn – In our last newsletter we announced that the Crusade book series by J. Michael Straczynski "What the Hell Happened” would not be continued beyond Volume 1. That has changed. For the good.

We explained that the CRUSADE: WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED series was backburned years ago when Straczynski's agents were concerned that the autobiographical nature of the story would conflict with his forthcoming autobiography (Becoming Superman, 2019) in which his account of the Crusade debacle was detailed.

Within minutes of the mailing, fans began campaigning for the volumes without his commentary, explaining how much they wanted just the unproduced scripts, memos, concept artwork and related content.

Always wanting to do right by fans, JMS agreed.
Release date forthcoming.

P.S. HELL Volume 1 will be re-released when Volumes 2 and 3 become available. Release information forthcoming.

P.S.S. We have rebooted the three NON-JMS Crusade books. They are available now. Details below.

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT #2
NOW OFFERING HARDCOVER AND eBOOKS

FROM NOW ON certain B5 BOOKS will be AVAILABLE IN HARDCOVER AND EBOOK.

Hardcovers: 8.5x11, the same size as an actual script page. Glossy laminate cover. Acid-free paper. $48.99 per book

Ebooks - Each purchase includes both the .mobi format (Kindle) and .epub format (Apple, most non-Kindle) Download link sent immediately after purchase. $18.99 per book

GET READY FOR THE RELEASE OF “HELL”
with these 3 equally import titles
AVAILABLE NOW

DETAILS BELOW

FOR exhaustive detail on these three titles go here

https://b5books.com/babylon-5-crusade-books/


JUST RE-RELEASED IN HARDCOVER AND EBOOK
These three non-Straczynski Crusade-related titles focus on the “Actors, Designers, Directors, Producers and Writers Detailing the Creation (and Destruction) of the Babylon 5 Spin-off Series.” All three volumes are compiled, edited and annotated by Babylon 5 Authority Jason Davis



Price: $48.99

Price: $39.99

Price: $18.99

Or get the bundle deal - details at bottom



Crusade: Behind the Scenes
The entire behind-the-scenes story of Crusade as told by the actors and crew...while the show was actually filming. Because these cast and crew interviews occurred "as-it-happened" nothing is forgotten. No detail spared. Same format as ECHOES OF ALL OUR CONVERSATIONS. FYI: No scripts.



Price: $48.99

Price: $39.99

Price: $18.99

CRUSADE OTHER VOICES: Volume 1

  • The unshot script written by Peter "Galen" Woodward aka the Techno-mage
  • Introduction written by Peter exclusively for this volume.
  • Two drafts each of "Patterns of the Soul" (The crew rescue an individual who may possess all the important information of his race)
  • Two drafts of "The Well of Forever" (Galen hijacks the Excalibur to search for a mysterious place where`powerful energies intersect')
  • 40 pages of analysis of each of the above episodes.
  • nine pages of never-before-collected artwork

Or get the bundle deal - details at bottom





Price: $48.99

Price: $39.99

Price: $18.99

Or get the bundle deal - details at bottom



CRUSADE OTHER VOICES: Volume 2

Focuses on what might have been including unrealized storylines like Lieutenant Matheson face-to-face with Alfred Bester.

In a masterstroke of ingenuity by Babylon 5/Crusade Expert Jason integrates the material in “Other Voices Volumes 1 and 2 with EVERY PIECE of the CRUSADE storyline, from the finished episodes to unproduced scripts, outlines and notes.

Like a recipe, it lists, step by step which episodes to watch in what order, alternating with reading breaks from material in these volumes. The result is a satisfying and COMPLETE ”Season 1" experience.


FOR exhaustive detail on these three titles go here

https://b5books.com/babylon-5-crusade-books/


AVAILABLE NOW
The non-JMS Crusade Titles
HARDCOVER AND EBOOK SPECIAL DEBUT BUNDLES

Crusade Hardcover Bundle
Price: $146.97

Shipping: USA $2/book Canada: $7/book Worldwide: $20/book

Our rates are what we pay the postal service except for worldwide which we actually pay part of because it's so expensive.

The free hardcover is really free. We pay for the shipping and US sales tax.
Ditto for ebooks. We pay the US sales tax.

Babylon 5 Crusade eBook Bundle
Price: $56.97

BONUS Big Announcement
THE CRUSADE ENCYCLOPEDIA

What is the Crusade Encyclopedia?
It's all the entries from the print edition of the Babylon 5 Encyclopedia that relate to the Crusade universe. This is a total of 438 entries. The 8.5x11 hardcover is 132 pages. The ebooks range from a low of ~24MB to a high of 137MB

We created the Crusade Encyclopedia for two reasons:
1) At 132 pages it's much easier to reference an entry than using the 838 page paperback and/or the 2-volume color Signature Edition.
2) We wanted something to re-immerse fans in the Crusade universe. So we created this sit-down-and-readable volume.

We pay all shipping and all US sales tax for your free copy.


FOR exhaustive detail on these three titles go here

https://b5books.com/babylon-5-crusade-books/


OFTEN ASKED B5 FAN QUESTION:

“THIS IS EMBARASSING, BUT WHAT IS CRUSADE?"

Fans who have discovered Babylon 5 via streaming or DVDs are typically unaware of Crusade.

Crusade is a Babylon 5 spin-off created by J. Michael Straczynski in 1999. It is set in 2267, five years after the events of Babylon 5, and was also intended to have a 5-year arc. Since the show takes place in the Babylon 5 universe it includes some of its characters as well, like Dr. Franklin and Captain Lochley.

Thirteen episodes were made and broadcast by TNT, with at least four more scripted. (These scripts are published in Crusade: Other Voices Vol 1 and 2) Conflicts between TNT and the producers caused the cancellation. There was one season “completed”, with scripts for Season 2

You can watch Crusade on Amazon, Apple TV, Google Play and most services for $1.99 per episode.