The Babylon Project

The Book of G'Kar, a work in progress...

The Book of G'Kar was a Narn holy book written by Citizen G'Kar between 2260 and 2262.


He began writing the book after being jailed for attacking Londo Mollari in a Dust-controlled state. The book was distributed in 2262 without the consent of G'Kar. Every copy has a circular coffee stain on page 83 because Mr. Garibaldi accidentally spilled coffee on it and all Narn holy books must be reproduced line for line and word for word right down to the flaws in the paper. The book was soon projected to surpass the Book of G'Quan as the best selling book in Narn history.[1][2]

G'Kar was not happy about the book being published, stating that he intended it to only come out after his death. He was also dissatisfied with it being unfinished and unedited, as he had only the single copy which was the first draft, and had not gotten around to going over it and making revisions, leading to his having to explain some awkward sentiments, such as the explicit warning that the Centauri were not to be trusted. The book as published also contained numerous entries that were more in the vein of a diary or a history than a philosophical text. G'Kar's daughter, Jerrica Thomas, opined to her father that the book was good for a first draft.


It was the end of the Earth year 2260 and the war had paused, suddenly and unexpectedly. All around us, it was as if the universe were holding its breath...waiting. All of life can be broken down into moments of transition or moments of revelation. This had the feeling of both.
– Book of G'Kar, 2260[3]

The war we fight is not against powers and principalities, it is against chaos and despair. Greater than the death of flesh is the death of hope, the death of dreams. Against this peril we can never surrender.
The future is all around us, waiting in moments of transition, to be born in moments of revelation. No one knows the shape of that future or where it will take us. We know only that it is always pain.
– Book of G'Kar, 2260[3]

It is now seven days since we lost Capt. Sheridan and Mr. Garibaldi. And in a way, I think we have also lost Ivanova. It is as though her heart has been pierced and her spirit has poured out through the wound. She blames herself. It is foolish, it is destructive, it is human.
Ambassador Mollari has returned to Centauri Prime to take up his role as advisor on planetary security. I suppose he is quite happy with his new position. It's what he always wanted. Power, title, responsibility. But I think he is more alone than anyone else in the universe.
Delenn has refused to eat for seven days...fasting, praying and waiting. Delenn believes. I think she is the only one who does.
The Shadows have paused in their pursuit of war and everywhere there is a sense of imminent change. Whether it is a change for good or ill, no one can tell. Because no one has yet answered two very important questions. Where is Mr. Garibaldi? And what happened to Capt. Z'ha'dum?
– Book of G'Kar, 2261[4]