Dell Novels

Cover art of Babylon 5 Novel Book 1 Voices
Book #1
Title: Voices
Author: John Vornholt
Publication Date: March 1995
Publisher: Dell
Pages: 246
Cover Artist: Bob Larkin
Cover Price: US $5.50 / $6.99 CAN
ISBN: 0-440-22057-2

Dell's Historian's Note: The events of this novel take place shortly after the events depicted in the second-year episode, "Points of Departure," and prior to the events in "A Race Through Dark Places."
Front Cover Text: It is the dawn of the third age of mankind. The year is 2258. The place is...
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MIND GAMES OF THE DEADLY KIND
Telepaths to the left of them. Telepaths to the right of them. And danger is all around Commander Susan Ivanova and Security Chief Michael Garibaldi when a Psi Corps Convention is held on Babylon 5. Someone will turn this meeting of mind readers into a real blast...as a bomb makes Babylon 5 a death trap.

VOICES
The prime suspect is resident telepath Talia Winters. With Talia's old foes, thought-cops Bester and Gray, calling for her head, Ivanova and Garibaldi can't openly help her. Now she's running for her life through a perilous universe, and her psychic talent is her only weapon when her path is blocked by staggering intergalactic horrors: psi-cops closing in...and a killer waiting.

Cover art of Babylon 5 Novel Book 2 Accusations
Book #2
Title: Accusations
Author: Lois Tilton
Publication Date: May 1995
Publisher: Dell
Pages: 278
Cover Artist: Bob Larkin
Cover Price: US $5.50 / $6.99 CAN
ISBN: 0-440-22058-0

Dell's Historian's Note: This story takes place after the events in "The Coming of Shadows" and before "All Alone in the Night."

Front Cover Text: Stripped of her command, Ivanova fights back—when a deadly conspiracy plunges her into a maze of murder from Mars....

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FRIENDS LIKE THESE
He came to Babylon 5 from out of Commander Susan Ivanova's past. His cryptic, urgent message asked for an immediate meeting, but when Ivanova arrived to meet her old friend, Ortega was dead—murdered—and the word from Mars Colony was that the man had been a terrorist.

ACCUSATIONS
Dealing with an outbreak of hijacked shipments of morbidium ingots, Ivanova is caught by surprise when EA investigators accuse her of being in league with Ortega, then strip her of her command and threaten Security Chief Garibaldi as well. Now the once and future Babylon 5 loyalists must unravel a mystery of corruption and murder. Fail, and the price will be their careers, or their lives....

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Book #3
Title: Blood Oath
Author: John Vornholt
Publication Date: October 1995
Publisher: Dell
Pages: 247
Cover Artist: Bob Larkin
Cover Price: US $5.50 / $6.99 CAN
ISBN: 0-440-22059-9

Dell's Historian's Note: This story takes place prior to the events in "The Coming of Shadows."

Front Cover Text: Is G'Kar dead? The past catches up with the powerful Narn and sends Garibaldi and Ivanova after a killer....

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RUNNING FROM DEATH
Having narrowly escaped assassination, proud, ruthless Ambassador G'Kar knows he is marked for death. A rival family from his Narn homeland has taken the Shon'Kar, or Blood Oath, to kill him. And when a fiery explosion destroys his transport ship, it looks as if they have succeeded....

BLOOD OATH
Security Chief Garibaldi and Commander Susan Ivanova join an enraged Na'Toth, G'Kar's aide, in a search for the culprits. Journeying to the Narn Homeworld, they find themselves enveloped by a chilling alien environment. And in this place of deadly traps and cruel disguises, the Narn Blood Oath is turned against them all. Now as strangers on the strange Narn planet, the best and brightest members of Babylon 5 are hunted by an enemy only a daring deception can stop!

Cover art of Babylon 5 Novel Book 4 Clark's Law
Book #4
Title: Clark's Law
Author: Jim Mortimore
Publication Date: February 1996
Publisher: Dell
Pages: 279
Cover Artist: Bob Larkin
Cover Price: US $5.50 / $7.50 CAN
ISBN: 0-440-22229-X

Front Cover Text: Ordered to execute an innocent alien, Captain Sheridan lands on the hot seat—torn between duty and an explosive defiance!

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DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR
The Tuchanq, a newly discovered humanoid species, can be an important ally for the Earth Alliance commanded by President Clark. So Captain John Sheridan welcomes their ambassadors to Babylon 5, not knowing that among them is D'arc—a mass murderer on the run hoping to escape into the unsuspecting worlds of the galaxy....

CLARK'S LAW
But the unforgiving rules of space have a different fate in store for D'arc. A terrifying accident wipes away D'arc's identity and his evil...leaving behind a loving, innocent being with a child's mind—a being that must die because President Clark, a leader with his own secret agenda, orders his immediate execution. Now, as Babylon 5 physician Dr. Stephen Franklin begs Sheridan to defy Clark's law, the captain faces the greatest test of his command—and a far greater test of his manhood, which may end his career in shame or become a shining reminder of what being human truly means....

Cover art of Babylon 5 Novel Book 5 The Touch of Your Shadow, the Whisper of Your Name
Book #5
Title: The Touch of Your Shadow, the Whisper of Your Name
Author: Neal Barrett, Jr.
Publication Date: April 1996
Publisher: Dell
Pages: 248
Cover Artist: Bob Larkin
Cover Price: US $5.50 / $7.50 CAN
ISBN: 0-440-22230-3

Dell's Historian's Note: The events of this novel take place in early 2260, before the episode "A Day in the Strife."
Front Cover Text: Garibaldi and Sheridan battle a deadly rash of violence threatening the station... and confront a mysterious force spreading terror on Babylon 5!

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THE ENEMY WITHIN
Babylon 5, designed to be a place of peace in a troubled universe, has erupted with riots as visiting cultures clash and passions explode. Security chief Garibaldi must use all his skills to quell the violence between races. But the troubles escalate as terrifying nightmares plague everyone on board from Captain Sheridan to Vorlon Ambassador Kosh. It seems as if some "force" is touching them all....

THE TOUCH OF YOUR SHADOW, THE WHISPER OF YOUR NAME
Then an alien presence appears. A long, twisting band of green light nine million miles long stretches out against the darkness of space on a collision course with Babylon 5. Since it remains invisible to computer sensors, some are calling it an illusion, others are calling it an evil life force. Still others are calling it God. Now it is up to Captain Sheridan and Garibaldi to find out, risking their lives, and perhaps their souls, to venture forth among the stars to meet the unknown....

Cover art of Babylon 5 Novel Book 6 Betrayals
Book #6
Title: Betrayals
Author: S.M. Stirling
Publication Date: June 1996
Publisher: Dell
Pages: 279
Cover Artist: Bob Larkin
Cover Price: US $5.50 / $7.50 CAN
ISBN: 0-440-22234-6

Dell's Historian's Note: The year is 2259, during the Narn-Centauri War.
Front Cover Text: A summit on Babylon 5 may be the universe's best chance for peace—or a deadly trap....

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BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY...
When diplomats from the universe's two warring superpowers come to Babylon 5 for a peace summit, Captain Sheridan and the Earthforce personnel know that security is paramount. But a brilliant con woman is making plans of her own—plans for the ambassadors of both Centauri and Narn—and in the belly of B5 the seeds of rebellion are being sewn....

BETRAYALS
A twin brother and sister, equally committed to their cause but divided by strategy, seek liberation for the planet T'll. Then a T'llin exile is murdered, and violence erupts on Babylon 5, its internal communications hopelessly scrambled. With rebels threatening to bathe the peace conference in blood, and hostile warships approaching, Garibaldi must plot a rescue of Sheridan and the diplomats. But it may be too late. The T'llin have learned the art of destruction from masters, and for them freedom is worth any price: even self-annihilation.

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Book #7
Title: The Shadow Within
Author: Jeanne Cavelos
Publication Date: April 1997
Publisher: Dell
Pages: 259
Cover Artist: Bob Larkin
Cover Price: US $5.50 / $7.50 CAN
ISBN: 0-440-22348-2
Timeline: November 2256 to January 2257

Front Cover Text: Captain John Sheridan's wife journeys to a planet on the rim of known space—to uncover a mystery and face her chilling fate....

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THE DARKENING LIGHT
Anna Sheridan has two passions—her husband, John, and the mystery surrounding some intriguing artifacts found during a mission on a distant planet called Z'ha'dum. Now she gets orders to become the science officer on the follow-up mission scheduled for the spaceship Icarus. Happy, young, beloved, and brilliant, never has a woman had so much to live for. Or so much to lose.

THE SHADOW WITHIN
While John, recently promoted to the rank of captain, struggles with his new command on the Agamemnon, Anna begins to assemble her science crew...and makes her first mistake. She signs on Dr. Morden, a highly credentialed translator whose heart hides a weakness that can cost Anna her life...or her soul. Her second mistake is to underestimate the danger on Z'ha'dum. What is awaiting the Icarus near the rim of known space is an unimaginable horror. What is awaiting Anna Sheridan is an explosive destiny...and a dark future that can crush her husband's dreams and a terror that can come back to haunt us all.

Cover art of Babylon 5 Novel Book 8 Personal Agendas
Book #8
Title: Personal Agendas
Author: Al Sarrantonio
Publication Date: May 1997
Publisher: Dell
Pages: 212
Cover Artist: Bob Larkin
Cover Price: US $5.50 / $7.50 CAN
ISBN: 0-440-22351-2

Dell's Historian's Note: The events of this novel take place in 2261, before the episode "Falling Toward Apotheosis."
Front Cover Text: A desperate mission to rescue the captive Narn G'Kar becomes a searing test of courage...for the most unlikely hero of all.

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LINKS IN THE CHAIN
G'Kar, once the Narn ambassador to Babylon 5, is a warrior's warrior. Now, with his homeworld enslaved by the Centauri, he is a prisoner on his enemy's planet. Despite the chains that bind him, he keeps the one freedom that fate allows—to choose to live, or die, with courage. But a secret alliance with his nemesis, the Centauri Londo, will test his strength to the limit.

PERSONAL AGENDAS
The agreement is simple: G'Kar will help kill the mad emperor Cartagia. In exchange, Londo will end the Centauri rule of the Narn world. No one foresees a deadly complication—a band of fierce Narns, determined to rescue G'Kar, takes Londo hostage. Suddenly Londo's life and the liberation of the Narn homeworld rest on a razor's edge. It will take a hero to convince the Narns that G'Kar must stay in prison...to rescue Londo...to help the Narns escape. It will take...Vir? With all their hopes pinned on Londo's meek, nervous assistant, Londo and G'Kar have something else in common...a snowball's chance in hell.

Cover art of Babylon 5 Novel Book 9 To Dream in the City of Sorrows
Book #9
Title: To Dream in the City of Sorrows
Author: Kathryn M. Drennan
Publication Date: July 1997
Publisher: Dell
Pages: 337
Cover Artist: Bob Larkin
Cover Price: US $5.50 / $7.50 CAN
ISBN: 0-440-22354-7

Note: In this book's introduction, Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski endorses this book as completely canonical.

Front Cover Text: A bold commander, an elite fighting force, a desperate mission...the battle for the future has begun.


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THEY CALLED THEM THE FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE. THEY CALLED THEM RANGERS.
Ambassador to the alien world of Minbar, former Babylon 5 commander, Jeffrey Sinclair, is one of the first to learn the truth about the Shadows, the ancient race pursuing the destruction of the galaxy. Sinclair also discovers a startling secret: he is the linchpin in the plan to stop them. Now, Sinclair is asked to revive the legendary Minbari warrior group, the Rangers. But it may cost him his one chance to love...and his life.

TO DREAM IN THE CITY OF SORROWS
Catherine Sakai, commercial pilot and planetary surveyor, has lost her heart to Jeffrey Sinclair. Not even an attack by the Shadows can stop her from getting to Minbar to join him...and the Rangers. As she trains with other pilots, including the mysterious Marcus Cole, the time is coming when their skills will be tested on their first mission. Led by Sinclair, they will venture into deepest space, into a battle of stealth and might, and toward a fate none but the bravest can face...and none but the luckiest will survive....

Del Rey Trilogies

Cover art of Babylon 5 Novel Psi Corps 1 Dark Genesis
The Psi Corps Trilogy, Book 1
Title: Dark Genesis: The Birth of the Psi Corps
Author: J. Gregory Keyes

Cover art of Babylon 5 Novel Psi Corps 2 Deadly Relations
The Psi Corps Trilogy, Book 2
Title: Deadly Relations: Bester Ascendant
Author: J. Gregory Keyes

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The Psi Corps Trilogy, Book 3
Title: Final Reckoning: The Fate of Bester
Author: J. Gregory Keyes
Publication Date: October 1999
Publisher: Del Rey
Pages: 257
Cover Artist: Bruce Jensen
Cover Price: U.S. $5.99/Canada $8.99
ISBN: 0-345-42717-3

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For Alfred Bester, "the Corps was mother, the Corps was father." But his Corps was doomed... Under the ruthless command of Alfred Bester, Psi Corps's reign of terror reached unspeakable heights—and touched off a civil war among the telepaths. Corps minions fought renegade defectors—a resistance movement determined to overthrow Bester's monstrous regime. But the tide was destined to turn...

Interstellar Alliance President John Sheridan intervenes to stop the bloodshed as a new Psi Corps rises from the ashes. Its first mission: to hunt down and neutralize war criminals, individuals such as Bester himself. Once feared across the galaxy, the dreaded hunter becomes the fleeing prey—with Michael Garibaldi in hot pursuit.

Underground and on the run, Bester builds a new life on the ruins of his secret, sinister past. But as the forces of justice—and vengeance—close in, he must confront the hell he created, choose between surrender or survival at any cost, and prepare to make his final stand...

The stunning finale to the new epic trilogy that uncovers the secret history of the Psi Corps.

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The Legions of Fire Trilogy, Book 1
Title: The Long Night of Centauri Prime
Author: Peter David

Cover art of Babylon 5 Novel Legions 2 Armies of Light and Dark
The Legions of Fire Trilogy, Book 2
Title: Armies of Light and Dark
Author: Peter David

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The Legions of Fire Trilogy, Book 3
Title: Out of the Darkness
Author: Peter David

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The Passing of the Techno-Mages, Book I
Title: Casting Shadows
Author: Jeanne Cavelos
Publication Date: March 2001
Publisher: Del Rey
Pages: 336
Cover Artist: Ashley Wood
Cover Price: U.S. $6.50/Canada $9.99
ISBN: 0-345-42721-1
Timeline: November 2258 to January 2259

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The spectacular space epic continues, as the techno-mages face the growing thread of the Shadows...

As Elric and his student Galen watch with taut anticipation, dragons, angels, and shooting stars rain from the sky, heralding the arrival of the techno-mages on the planet Soom. It's the first time Elric—a member of the ruling Circle—has hosted such a gathering, and if all goes well, Galen and the other apprentices will emerge triumphant from the grueling initiation rites, ready to embrace their roles as full mages among the most powerful beings in the known universe.

But rumors fly of approaching danger, and Galen and his young lover, Isabelle, are chosen to investigate the dark tidings. An ancient race has awakened after a thousand years, thirsty for war, slaughter, and annihilation. Will the techno-mages be the deciding factor in the war ahead? Or the first casualties?

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The Passing of the Techno-Mages, Book II
Title: Summoning Light
Author: Jeanne Cavelos
Publication Date: July 2001
Publisher: Del Rey
Pages: 356
Cover Artist: Ashley Wood
Cover Price: U.S. $6.99/Canada $9.99
ISBN: 0-345-42722-X
Timeline: January 2259 to February 2259

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The explosive space epic continues, as the techno-mages come face-to-face with the devastating evil of the Shadows...
War against the Shadows is inevitable, and the ruling Circle has ordered the techno-mages into hiding. Many are unhappy with this decision—none more so than Galen, the only mage who has faced the Shadows and lived. But the Shadows aren't Galen's only enemy—he is driven to hunt and kill Elizar, the traitor who murdered the beautiful mage Isabelle while Galen stood by helplessly, his hands tied by the Circle's sacred code he had sworn to follow.

Now a new mission awaits as the Circle contrives a plan that may enable the five hundred mages to escape without leaving a trace. Dispatched to the Shadow's ancient capital to uncover the enemy's plans, Galen will find everything he so desperately seeks—including a shocking legacy that threatens to consume his very soul.

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The Passing of the Techno-Mages, Book III
Title: Invoking Darkness
Author: Jeanne Cavelos
Publication Date: December 2001
Publisher: Del Rey
Pages: 357
Cover Artist: Ashley Wood
Cover Price: U.S. $6.99/Canada $9.99
ISBN: 0-345-43833-7
Timeline: August 2260 to Janaury 2261

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The electrifying space epic reaches an explosive climax when one techno-mage battles the ultimate evil
As billions die and the flames of destruction rage unchecked, the Shadows seem poised for absolute victory. Soon the entire galaxy will fall to their evil. But the war isn't over...not yet. At long last, in a forgotten corner of the universe, Galen has finally won the Circle's permission to leave the techno-mage hiding place. He is the only mage who has faced the Shadows and lived, the only one who possesses the unstoppable Spell of Destruction.

Galen's orders are clear. Though the galaxy is being torn apart by bloody conflict—in which his powers might tip the balance—he is to locate only three key enemies and kill them. But Galen has unearthed the Shadows' darkest secret—and discovered a monstrous truth about himself.

In this desperate, apocalyptic battle, there's no telling who will be the victor. Or if there will be any survivors at all...

Del Rey Reprints

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Title: The Shadow Within
Author: Jeanne Cavelos
Edition Date: December 2002
Publisher: Del Rey
Pages: 259
Cover Artist: Christian McGrath
Cover Price: U.S. $6.99/Canada $10.99
ISBN: 0-345-45218-6
Timeline: November 2256 to January 2257

Front Cover Text: A thrilling prequel to The Passing of the Techno-mages

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The electrifying space epic continues as Anna and John Sheridan battle deadly foes at opposite ends of the universe.
The dedication of the new Babylon 5 Station is fast approaching, and desperate enemies intend to see it end in catastrophe. The fate of the fledgling space alliance lies in the hands of John Sheridan, newly appointed captain of the spaceship Agamemnon. His orders are to stop the attack. Unless he first gets to the bottom of the near-mutinous behavior of the Agamemnon's unruly crew, Sheridan and his spaceship will share Babylon 5's doom.

Time is also running out for his wife, Anna, headed to Z'ha'dum aboard the Icarus. Young, beautiful, and brilliant, she was thrilled to be appointed chief science officer of the follow-up mission to this mysterious planet on the edge of the known universe, where artifacts rumored to hold stupendous powers have been discovered. But the offer she could not resist threatens to become a dark destiny she cannot avoid, for an unimaginable horror lies somnolent on Z'ha'dum—and the monstrous consequences of disturbing the sleeping evil will haunt every living thing in the cosmos....