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Enterprise is Great January 8 2013 01:47 AM

Fringe tie-in novels coming
 
Christa Faust is writing 3 Fringe prequel novels.

http://faustfatale.livejournal.com/275639.html

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I’ve been hired to write three prequels, each centered around one of the three main characters. The first, called THE ZODIAC PARADOX, features Walter, the scientist, along with William Bell and Nina Sharp in 1974. The second THE BURNING MAN, features Olivia, the FBI agent, as a teenager in 1995. (This is the book I’m working on right now.) The third and still untitled book will feature Peter, the scientist’s son, during his shady, gray-market dealings in 2008, just before the start of the first season.
According to the author the novels will be considered canon:

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I have been working closely with Bad Robot every step of the way, since these are officially sanctioned tie-ins and, once published, will be considered canon. Of course, there's always room for nit-picking no matter how careful we are, but I did my best to stay true to the spirit of the show and I hope fans will enjoy reading the books as much as I have enjoyed writing them.

Also FYI, because these books are set before the start of the first season, they are based on the original timeline and not the later, altered timeline.
I've been waiting for some tie in novels since the show began so this is exciting.:techman:

Looks like the first one comes out April 24th: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/frin...ust/1114032907

JD January 8 2013 02:53 AM

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Very cool. Of the three the Walter/Bell/Nina book is the one I'm most interested in based purely on the character focus. I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for these. With this and Leverage getting tie ins, the only series left that I would be interested in novels for are NCSI and White Collar. I'm especially hopeful about WC since pretty much every other USA show has gotten tie-in novels.

Enterprise is Great January 8 2013 08:38 AM

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I hope these sell well and they can do some novels set during the series. Fringe was too serialized for the books to go into a lot of areas but with the show over now they can.

The Scrooge Doctor January 8 2013 09:50 AM

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Cool news. I might check out the Walter/William/Nina book.

Has anyone read any of Christa Faust's work before?

OmahaStar January 8 2013 03:49 PM

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Emh wrote: (Post 7503649)
Cool news. I might check out the Walter/William/Nina book.

Has anyone read any of Christa Faust's work before?

Yes. She used to be a rather prolific horror writer, alongsize Poppy Z. Brite, before she got into the tie-in line. The most recent of her works I've read was the Snakes on a Plane novelization, which stayed true to the spirit of the movie but was far more entertaining.

I wouldn't hesitate, if you're already a fan of Fringe. She'll do just fine.

Greg Cox January 8 2013 03:59 PM

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OmahaStar wrote: (Post 7504381)
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Emh wrote: (Post 7503649)
Cool news. I might check out the Walter/William/Nina book.

Has anyone read any of Christa Faust's work before?

Yes. She used to be a rather prolific horror writer, alongsize Poppy Z. Brite, before she got into the tie-in line. The most recent of her works I've read was the Snakes on a Plane novelization, which stayed true to the spirit of the movie but was far more entertaining.

I wouldn't hesitate, if you're already a fan of Fringe. She'll do just fine.

I believe she's also written at least one SUPERNATURAL novel

Ood Sigma January 8 2013 04:18 PM

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I think I'll pick these up. Love FRINGE and the premise of the novels seem interesting. Hope they sell well - perhaps they'll commission some post-finale novels!

Savage Dragon January 8 2013 06:11 PM

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Sounds interesting. I might have to pick at least the first one up.

The Scrooge Doctor January 8 2013 09:33 PM

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OmahaStar wrote: (Post 7504381)
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Emh wrote: (Post 7503649)
Cool news. I might check out the Walter/William/Nina book.

Has anyone read any of Christa Faust's work before?

Yes. She used to be a rather prolific horror writer, alongsize Poppy Z. Brite, before she got into the tie-in line. The most recent of her works I've read was the Snakes on a Plane novelization, which stayed true to the spirit of the movie but was far more entertaining.

I wouldn't hesitate, if you're already a fan of Fringe. She'll do just fine.

Thanks for the assurances.

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Ood Sigma wrote: (Post 7504480)
I think I'll pick these up. Love FRINGE and the premise of the novels seem interesting. Hope they sell well - perhaps they'll commission some post-finale novels!

Of course, we don't know the state of the universe after the finale. Who knows? Everyone will die and the universe implodes. :p

Christopher January 8 2013 10:20 PM

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I'd be more interested in books set in the alternate universe. The alternate characters and world appealed to me more than the main ones.

Defcon January 8 2013 10:31 PM

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OmahaStar wrote: (Post 7504381)
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Emh wrote: (Post 7503649)
Cool news. I might check out the Walter/William/Nina book.

Has anyone read any of Christa Faust's work before?

Yes. She used to be a rather prolific horror writer, alongsize Poppy Z. Brite, before she got into the tie-in line. The most recent of her works I've read was the Snakes on a Plane novelization, which stayed true to the spirit of the movie but was far more entertaining.

I wouldn't hesitate, if you're already a fan of Fringe. She'll do just fine.

I believe she's also written at least one SUPERNATURAL novel

Yes, she has.

Coyote's Kiss in 2011. I have it on my shelf since its release, but haven't read it yet.

Enterprise is Great January 8 2013 10:36 PM

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Some novels set in the alternate universe after contact was shut off would be nice.

Christopher January 8 2013 10:41 PM

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^Or prequel novels about the alternate Fringe team, maybe showing the other side of events from the first couple of seasons.

JD January 8 2013 11:38 PM

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^I'd read that.

Enterprise is Great January 9 2013 01:23 AM

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So would I.


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