Mr. 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 UK at a preorder price of £7.99 (about $12.00 in US dollars) plus shipping.

Here's what Mr. Newell had to say about the book:

Kweb: Would you tell me a bit about the process of taking this book from idea to the shelves in a bookstore?

Adam 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).

Kweb: 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?

Adam Newell: Yes, though as an added bonus this time, there's an 8-page colour gallery, with some never-before-seen images.

Kweb: Which characters will be covered in this edition?

Adam 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?

Adam Newell: Some bloke called David Kemper.

Kweb: Can you tell me what the subchapters will be under The Effects in the Season 3 book?

Adam 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 Angel'.

Kweb: Where do you get the spellings and definitions for the Lexicon in the back of the book?

Adam Newell: The 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 Productions.

Kweb: Thank you very much, Mr. Newell

Adam Newell: Hope I've answered your questions OK.

Kweb: Perfect! Thanks again!


Season One Companions

If you 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.



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