ILLUSTRATED SEASON 3 COMPANION
Adam Newell, Titan's editor for the Farscape books, was
gracious enough to answer a few questions about the new Farscape: The
Illustrated Season 3 Companion that will be released on June
21, 2002. The book is available for pre-order at Amazon.com
UK at a preorder price of £7.99
(about $12.00 in US dollars) plus shipping.
what Mr. Newell had to say about the book:
Would you tell me a bit about the process of taking this
book from idea to the shelves in a bookstore?
Newell: How long have you got? It's a lengthy,
complicated process, involving a lot of people, but first
and foremost it's down to the hard work put in by Paul
Simpson and Ruth Thomas, and of course everyone involved
in the show. My job comes towards the end: I edit the
text, choose what pictures go where, and spend a lot of
time on the phone to Paul asking questions like 'Should
there be a hyphen in the episode title 'Green Eyed
Monster'?' It's really exciting. (And no, there shouldn't,
by the way).
Will the book be in the same format as the previous two,
with each episode having about three pages and a chapter
devoted to each of the main characters?
Newell: Yes, though as an added bonus this
time, there's an 8-page colour gallery, with some
Which characters will be covered in this edition?
Newell: Crichton, Aeryn, D'Argo, Chiana, Jool,
Stark, Crais, Scorpius, Rygel, Pilot and Moya, and in the
Recurring Characters section: Zhaan, Xhalax and Braca
Kweb: The Forward in
the original Farscape Companion was written by Rockne S.
O’Bannon and in the Season 2 Companion it was written by
Brian Henson. Who¹s written the Forward this time?
Newell: Some bloke called David Kemper.
Kweb: Can you tell me
what the subchapters will be under The Effects in the
Season 3 book?
Newell: There's the Creature Shop section as
usual, and a 4pp section on Guy Gross's music. And the
Script to Screen section looks at the making of 'Revenging
Where do you get the spellings and definitions for the
Lexicon in the back of the book?
spellings come from the scripts. The definitions come from
either the authors, Paul and Ruth, and are then approved
by Hensons, or they come direct from Hensons/Farscape
Thank you very
much, Mr. Newell
I've answered your questions OK.
don't already have it, Farscape: The Illustrated
Companion (Season One) is being reprinted both in the US
and in the UK and should be avaliable soon in both places.