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Babylon 5: No Surrender, No Retreat (Season by Season Guides) Paperback – September 22, 1998


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Product Details

  • Series: Season by Season Guides (Book 4)
  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Del Rey; 1st American ed edition (September 22, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345424506
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345424501
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,438,553 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Through trial and error (and books I won't name) I learned a hard lesson: don't do books unless the source material is good. Books based on movies and television have to stand on their own, entertain without the benefit of a screen. Exciting characters, action, mystery, political intrigue, technology, race relations, romance--excellent fiction incorporates all of the genres. With Babylon 5, the series had been envisioned as a five-year epic, and that epic sports one helluva backstory. That backstory has held the attention of millions of viewers for five seasons--these are dedicated and constant supporters.

All well and good, but I'd been stung before. Initially, I was skeptical. It wasn't until I visited the Babylon 5 studios, met with series creator J.Michael Straczynski, watched the actors at work, that I saw the creative spirit that drove them. The hours they put in are painful to watch. I'm pretty sure Straczynski doesn't actually sleep--he wrote the lion's share of the episodes, including two that won Hugo Awards.

So I was convinced. Now we've got four million hard-core viewers to convert. At least we know the target audience.

--Steve Saffel, Senior Editor

From the Inside Flap

Now in its fifth hit season, Babylon 5--TV's hottest interstellar science fiction phenomenon--has spawned its own series of definitive episode guides! Catch up on all the action, show by show, from the very beginning with the Babylon 5: Season by Season guidebooks.

Filled with stunning revelations and explosive plot twists and turns, Babylon 5: No Surrender, No Retreat sums up the spellbinding fourth season. Culminating in some of the most dramatic events in television history, Captain Sheridan is pronounced missing and presumed dead on Z'ha'dum, while Delenn feverishly rallies support for an all-out offensive against the invading Shadow forces. Internal strife on Centauri erupts in a shocking and violent betrayal. Garibaldi resigns as Security Chief and turns to treachery, plotting against his comrades. And Earth launches a war against Babylon 5.

From "The Hour of the Wolf" through the shattering finale of "The Deconstruction of Falling Stars," B5 expert Jane Killick's episode-by-episode summaries and analyses capture all the action and intrigue of Babylon 5 circa 2261--"the year everything changed."

Veteran viewers or first-time fans, relive the adventure--or find out what you've been missing--with the complete companion volumes to Babylon 5!

More About the Author

British author Jane Killick lives the single life in Buckinghamshire, England, drawing on her experience to write fun stories about trying to find the right man. Often with a magical twist, as in her novels Fairy Nuff and If Wishes Were Husbands.

She trained as a radio journalist and has worked from many radio stations, from the BBC to commercial companies. Her expertise also lies in science fiction and led to many years writing for science fiction magazines and books about television shows, such as her behind-the-scenes book about Red Dwarf, Stasis Leaked Complete.

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This is a really good book series for B5 fans.
cyberRocker
Despite the banner on the front of this book and in the image stating "8 pages of color photographs", the photos were very poor quality black and white photocopies.
B5B
Any fan will love to have this well researched book for a behind the scenes look at a wonderful piece of science fiction television history.
Mark Baker

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 24, 2000
Format: Paperback
All of Jane Killick's season guides are fantastic, and "No Surrender, No Retreat" is no exception. Each guide features complete episode listings; cast, guest stars, writers, directors, in other words the works. The episodes are synopisized (fully, don't read if you don't want to be spoiled) and contain interviews with the cast and crew. Killick's synopses are to the point, and bring out each storyline from the beginning, so even a casual viewer who hasn't seen key episodes can get filled in on who is after whom and which Vorlon is which. My favorite parts are the essay at the beginning of the books explaining specific pieces of the season's storyline and behind-the-scenes fun.
This book needs to be read in context with Jane Killick's other 4 episode guides.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By cyberRocker on October 24, 2001
Format: Paperback
This is a really good book series for B5 fans. It makes a great companion & fun reading after you have watched each show. But I would recommend it mainly for those that have seen the series & are watching it again. The reason I say that is because it is laced with spoilers all throughout the commentaries. That's fine if you've seen the whole thing already, but it stinks if you are watching it for the first time. If you don't mind that sort of thing...go for it, but this is the only reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars. For a good "non-spoiler" companion guide, I highly recommend The Babylon File: The Definitive Unauthorized Guide to J. Michael Straczynski's TV Series Babylon 5 by Andy Lane (Versions 1 & 2). He shows no mercy sometimes. If he does or doesn't like the show, he let's you know. But it's a blast to read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jason Montgomery on November 6, 2002
Format: Paperback
The Babylon 5: Season by Season guidebooks are an essential read for fans of the TV series. Containing photos, interviews, essays, and in-depth rundowns of each episode, each book is indispensable for B5 vets and newbies alike. Strongly recommended.
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