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Unique to the Babylon 5 Universe is the sanctioned canonicity of many of its offshoot novels and comic book stories; nearly all of the Babylon 5 novels and novelizations to date having been based on outlines written directly by JMS. The later Del Rey books are considered to be more canonical than some of the earlier Dell ones, although – per Straczynski's own remarks – canonical elements exist in every single book published to date; Straczynski's deeper involvement in the novel-publishing program from 1996 onward having ensured a greater level of canonicity within such works. Specifically To Dream in the City of Sorrows is said in the introduction by Straczynski to be "...considered as authentic as any episode in the regular series."


Stand-alone Novels

Only Books 7 & 9 are considered canon.

  1. Voices written by John Vornholt (1995, ISBN 0440220572)
  2. Accusations written by Lois Tilton (1995, ISBN 0440220580)
  3. Blood Oath written by John Vornholt (1995, ISBN 0440220599)
  4. Clark's Law written by Jim Mortimore (1996, ISBN 044022229X)
  5. The Touch of Your Shadow, the Whisper of Your Name written by Neil Barrett, Jr. (1996, ISBN 0440222303)
  6. Betrayals written by S. M. Stirling (1996, ISBN 0440222346)
  7. The Shadow Within written by Jeanne Cavelos (1997, ISBN 0440223482; 2002 edition: ISBN 0345452186)
  8. Personal Agendas written by Al Sarrantonio (1997, ISBN 0440223512)
  9. To Dream in the City of Sorrows written by Kathryn M. Drennan (1997, ISBN 0440223547; 2003 edition: ISBN 0345452194)

The Psi Corps Trilogy

All are considered canon: written by J. Gregory Keyes

  1. Dark Genesis - The Birth of the Psi Corps (1998, ISBN 0345427157)
  2. Deadly Relations - Bester Ascendant (1999, ISBN 0345427165)
  3. Final Reckoning - The Fate of Bester (1999, ISBN 0345427173)

The Centauri Trilogy

All are considered canon: written by Peter David.

  1. Legions of Fire - The Long Night of Centauri Prime (1999, ISBN 0345427181)
  2. Legions of Fire - Armies of Light and Dark (2000, ISBN 034542719X)
  3. Legions of Fire - Out of the Darkness (2000, ISBN 0345427203)

The Technomage Trilogy

All are considered canon: written by Jeanne Cavelos.

  1. The Passing of the Techno-Mages - Casting Shadows (2001, ISBN 0345427211)
  2. The Passing of the Techno-Mages - Summoning Light (2001, ISBN 034542722X)
  3. The Passing of the Techno-Mages - Invoking Darkness (2001, ISBN 0345438337)

Mongoose Publishing

Mongoose Publishing, which until 2009 produced the Babylon 5 Roleplaying Game, announced a series of six novels. However, when JMS refused to endorse them, these books were shelved. Before ending its license, Mongoose released the first three, by Richard Ford, Claudia Christian and Matthew Sprange, in a PDF entitled Deconstruction of Falling Stars.

The PDF can be downloaded here:

The six planned novels were:

  1. Ranger Dawning by Richard Ford
  2. Baptism of Fire by Claudia Christian
  3. Visions of Peace: A Rangers Novel by Matthew Sprange
  4. Ashes of the Past by Bruce Graw
  5. Actions of Many by M. J. Dougherty
  6. Birth of Heroes by Bryan Steele


A novelization of "River of Souls" was written by Yvonne Navarro but ultimately not published due to various issues.[1][2][3]

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