Earth 2

(United States | NBC | 1994 – 1995)

Earth 2
Series Background

Earth 2 was a much-hyped sci-fi series that involved a voyage to a new world (G889) as the Earth was becoming too polluted.

As might be expected, the spaceship crashed a few thousand miles away from its intended landing point and the survivors had to set out on a journey to New Pacifica.

Despite a promising pilot episode the series descended into formulaic crisis-of-the-week drama almost immediately and was cancelled after just a single season.

Later attempts at a similar format, such as Terra Nova and the UK's Outcasts, were similarly unsuccessful.
DVD Releases

Earth 2 has been released on DVD in both the UK and the United States.
Earth 2

by
Melissa Crandall
Cover image: Earth 2, Earth 2, Ace Books (1994)
Country United States
Format Paperback
Publisher Ace Books
Publication Date December 1994
Original Price $4.99
ISBN 0441001467

Earth 2 is a novelisation of the feature-length pilot episode to the television series.

Back Cover Blurb
THE ALIENS HAVE LANDED. BUT THIS TIME, THE ALIENS ARE US...

Planet G889 — humanity's last hope. Fuelled by her passion to save her dying son, Devon Adair uses her own wealth and influence to fund the Eden Project — a mission to colonize a new world where children can grow and thrive in a healthy environment.

But a malfunction strands the crew thousands of miles from their destination of New Pacifica. Now, forced to travel through harsh terrain, Devon and her group discover that they are not alone...

This is a journey about second chances...
A journey clear across the galaxy to a new world...
A journey to...
EARTH 2
Other Editions
Cover image: Earth 2, Earth 2, Warner (1996) Earth 2
UK | Paperback | Warner | June 1996 | 5.99 | 0751517437
Cover image: Earth 2, Das Eden Projekt, VGS (1996) Earth 2: Das Eden Projekt
Germany | Hardback | VGS | 1996 | 3802523342
Cover image: Earth 2, Das Eden Projekt, Heyne (1996) Earth 2: Das Eden Projekt
Germany | Paperback | Heyne | 1996 | 3453119266
Television Episode
First Contact
   Teleplay: Michael Duggan, Carol Flint and Mark Levin
   Story: Billy Ray, Michael Duggan, Carol Flint and Mark Levin
   Transmission: 06/11/94
Notes
  • This was the only novelisation based on Earth 2, although Ace Books would go on to publish two original novels in 1995.
  • Melissa Crandall's other sci-fi TV tie-in work includes the 1993 Star Trek novel Shell Game and the 1994 Quantum Leap novel Search and Rescue, both of which were original stories.
Earth 2: Puzzle

by
Sean Dalton
Cover image: Earth 2, Puzzle, Ace Books (1995)
Country United States
Format Paperback
Publisher Ace Books
Publication Date February 1995
Original Price $4.99
ISBN 0441001483

Puzzle is an original novel.

Back Cover Blurb
The desertlike plain stretches forever before Devon Adair and her companions. It is rugged, desolate, quiet. Until the thunder starts...a thunder caused by a vast, violent herd of buffalo-like beasts. The reluctant colonists must fight to keep from being trampled and losing the last of their already dwindling supplies.

And when the dust finally settles they make an amazing — and dangerous — discovery. The entrance to a massive underground city...
Other Editions
Earth 2: Puzzle
UK | Paperback | Warner | August 1996 | 5.99 | 0751517445
Puzzle was the second and final Earth 2 book to be released in the UK.
Cover image: Earth 2, Das Unterirdische Labyrinth, VGS (1996) Earth 2: Das Unterirdische Labyrinth
Germany | Hardback | VGS | 1996 | 3802523466
Cover image: Earth 2, Das Unterirdische Labyrinth, Heyne (1997) Earth 2: Das Unterirdische Labyrinth
Germany | Paperback | Heyne | 1997 | 3453119282
Notes
  • Sean Dalton is a pseudonym for Deborah Ann Chester.
  • Puzzle was the first of two original novels based on Earth 2 to be published.
Earth 2: Leather Wings

by
John Vornholt
Cover image: Earth 2, Leather Wings, Ace Books (1995)
Country United States
Format Paperback
Publisher Ace Books
Publication Date May 1995
Original Price $4.99
ISBN 044100198X

Leather Wings is an original novel.

Back Cover Blurb
Devon and the colonists may finally be thwarted in their quest for New Pacifica by the very thing that brought them to G889 — nature. Before them lies a canyon of astounding proportions. Carved out of endless miles of rock, it stretches beyond the horizon in either direction. And thousands of feet below, a mighty river rages. Their only hope of reaching New Pacifica is to cross it.

Alonzo Solace knows the dangers that face the group — he has seen them in his dreams. Dreams that carry a message from the Terrians — if they attempt to cross the canyon, they will perish.
Other Editions
Cover image: Earth 2, Tödlicher Abgrund, VGS (1995) Earth 2: Tödlicher Abgrund
Germany | Hardback | VGS | 1995 | 3802523474
Cover image: Earth 2, Tödlicher Abgrund, Heyne (1996) Earth 2: Tödlicher Abgrund
Germany | Paperback | Heyne | 1996 | 3453119274
Notes