Battlestar Galactica is a novelisation of the mini-series that launched the re-make.
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A NEW NOVEL BASED ON
THE SCI FI CHANNEL'S
BIGGEST HIT ORIGINAL SERIES EVER!
In 1978, Battlestar Galactica was born, inspired by the success of Star Trek and Star Wars. Now, reimagined by the brilliant Star Trek writer Ronald D. Moore, Battlestar Galactica lives again, a hard-hitting, suspenseful sci-fi series unlike anything ever seen on television before. In late 2003, an original Sci Fi Channel miniseries heralded its arrival. Starring Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell, it electrified viewers and critics alike and has been hailed as a landmark in television drama.
Now, published for the first time, here is the novel based on that exciting miniseries.
"Even if you're not normally a fan of the genre, you may find this Battlestar is smart enough and entertaining enough to win you over." — USA Today
"The new and darker Galactica is an intensely suspenseful journey of survival. Well worth staying home on Fridays to watch." — Matt Roush, TV Guide
United States | Trade Paperback | Tor | January 2006 | $14.95 | 0765315416
United States | Paperback | Tor | July 2006 | $6.99 | 0765355167
UK | Paperback | Gollancz | January 2007 | £6.99 | 978-0575079656
"Even if you're not normally a fan of the genre, you may find that this Battlestar is smart enough and entertaining enough to win you over." — USA Today
Battlestar Galactica electrified viewers and critics alike and was hailed as a landmark in sci-fi television. Here, for the first time, is the novel based on that exciting miniseries.
For forty years, the Twelve Colonies of Man were at peace, united since the war against the man-made Cylons. The Cylons, mechanical beings created to perform the manual labor civilization required, were gone forever... or so humanity thought.
But in those years, the Cylons developed new Cylons that looked and acted like humans, with one goal in mind: to destroy all humanity. When they suddenly attacked the Twelve Colonies, humanity's extinction seemed inevitable..
Only a single warship survived the massive attack: Battlestar Galactica, the oldest ship in the fleet, ready to be decomissioned and turned into a museum. Commander William Adama, himself set to retire, had but one course: to marshal the meager forces available. Adama's ragtag crew of misfits and green recruits must somehow keep the Cylons from wiping out the last vestiges of the human race.
Sci Fi | 240 Minutes | Colour
08/12/03 Battlestar Galactica Ronald D Moore and Christopher Eric James
- A novelisation of the four-hour mini-series that led into the full television series from the US Sci-Fi Channel. The basic plot is based on Saga of a Star World, the three-hour opening episode of the original series which was novelised in 1978 by Robert Thurston as Battlestar Galactica.
- This was the only novelisation based on the re-make of Battlestar Galactica to be released — the final three books from Tor were all original novels.