Babylon 5 Books From Creator Straczynski > Echoes Companion (Vol 7)
Finally Gets His Chance.
Early on, B5 Books had planned to post the master index for the entire
6 volumes ECHOES series for FREE because we didn't have the available
page count to include an index in each of the books.
We are still going to post all the indexes (the master version and each
volume-specific one) for FREE*,
but we also realized that some folks don't want to print out 150+ pages
So we decided to make the choice yours:
Free, or Not Free.
The "Not Free" option is to order the ECHOES
COMPANION (ships Wednesday), which includes these 150+ pages of indexes
along with over 100 more pages
of bonuses that are exclusive to the printed book.
BIGGEST BONUS OF THEM ALL...
Releasing a seventh volume allowed Stephen Furst--the only remaining star
from Babylon 5 who appeared in all five seasons--to sign this volume.
This means that fans who have the entire series will also have the signature
of all surviving Babylon 5 stars who appeared in four or more seasons
of the show: Peter Jurasik, Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Mira
Furlan, Jerry Doyle, Bill Mumy and Stephen Furst.
To make the print option affordable to everyone, we
got permission to drastically reduce the price of this volume.
This means the ECHOES COMPANION is $34.
WHAT IS IN THE PRINT EDITION?
Comprehensive Index for All Six Volumes
108 pages, 2,387 entries and 11,949 references. When you want to find
all instances of a person, place or episode across the entire series,
this is the document to use.
for Each Volume
These stand-alone indexes function as granular tables of contents, roadmaps
for each volume, with quick access to the information you most want to learn
more about, without having to plow through the 100+ pages of the master
index. Averaging 12 pages--each in a condensed layout--these indexes are
more manageable than the master. BONUS FUN: After you read a volume, quiz
yourself by reading that volume's index.
exclusively in the print edition. This never-before-seen document
was compiled by ECHOES Editor Jason Davis as a guide for his personal
use, but the details and insights were too good to keep it in the vault.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
in the print edition. These category-specific tables group each
interview subject by his or her occupation and then provide a chronological
list of each interview across all six volumes. This lets you move quickly
through the series one topic at a time, giving you fresh perspectives
on the making of Babylon 5.
- Guest Cast
- Pre-Production & Production Crew
- Post-Production Crew
Sample Page from the "By Category" Section
in the print edition. Puts the names to faces and includes all the
interviews and references for each person in each volume. This handy tool
makes sure you don't miss any details about any Babylon 5 personality.
Page from the Illustrated Interview Index
Available exclusively in the print
edition. These four set plans--one each for Stages A, B and C,
as well as a diagram illustrating how the stages were arranged in the
Sun Valley warehouse where Babylon 5 and Crusade were filmed--show you
where the sets were in relation to each other during the early days of
season five. When the folks interviewed refer to the stages (which they
often do) you will be able to SEE what they are talking about.
Blow-up of one part of the Stage C Plans
included in the print edition.
SIGNED BY STEPHEN FURST
With the addition of Stephen Furst, the ECHOES series now includes all
the major cast.
Message to fans
from Stephen Furst
WHAT IS GOING TO BE POSTED ONLINE FOR FREE?
The seven indexes. The comprehensive master index for all six volumes
(100+ pages) as well as the indexes for each individual volume.
* WHEN ARE THE FREE INDEXES GOING
TO BE POSTED?
Our contract prohibits us from releasing a free version of material similar
to what we are selling. This means that the online version will be released
the day the ECHOES series is retired. We will send an email as soon as
the free indexes are posted.
IS THE ENTIRE ECHOES SERIES BEING RETIRED?
We will know the exact date after the holidays, as fans complete their
collections via holiday gifting. What we know for certain is that (1)
The series will not be retired before March 31, 2013, and (2) you will
get a minimum 90 day's notice before it is retired. The notice will be
emailed and posted at B5books.com We will also be sending out an announcement
as soon as the free indexes are posted.