TV Novels


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This thread is devoted to novels based on, or tied in with, popular television shows. You don't see these paperback books as often as you used to. My library includes:

Little House on the Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Wishbone (4 different titles)
Lucas Tanner
Touched by an Angel
Diagnosis Murder
Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories
Battlestar Galactica (photo novel)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Eerie Indiana
Goosebumps (4 different titles)
The Incredible Hulk (photo novel)
Rod Serling's Night Gallery
Roswell High
Star Trek (photo novel)
Star Trek Voyager
Xena Warrior Princess
Hec Ramsey
High Chaparral
The Lone Ranger
The Men from Shiloh (The Virginian)
The Addams Family
God, Man and Archie Bunker (All in the Family)
The Clampetts of Beverly Hills (The Beverly Hillbillies)
The Flying Nun
Get Smart (4 different titles)
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
Happy Days
Mork & Mindy (photo novel)
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (photos)
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The show True Blood is based off of a series of novels by Charlaine Harris called The Southern Vampire Mysteries. I've read all of those, and another one comes out this month. In fact, I just got a call from the library and that may be the one they just put on hold for me.

Alias also did some novels. They did some prequel ones, and also ones written in tandem with the show. It wasn't anything you needed to know to watch, but they were good reads.

Lost also has novels, but I haven't read any of them. I believe it's about the same as Alias as in usefulness for the show.

I watch Dexter, and I hear that is based on novels as well. I am going to look into reading those.


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Thats a vast library you have. I have seen some of it, but not all.
Thanks fior sharing its
I really started my collection back in the sixties, in the era before video/DVD. That's the reason so many more titles were published back
then. It gave fans a chance to enjoy their favorite shows in a different
format, without having to wait until the next telecast. Soundtrack record albums and comic books based on TV shows were popular back then for the same reason. I don't think we'll ever see that kind of explosion of TV merchandise again, because today you can experience seeing a show again simply by popping in a DVD. It's just a totally different era now.


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I collected a lot of tv novels when I was younger. Most of them are still at my parents' house. The following are there.
The X-Files
Full House
Roswell High
Sweet Valley High
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
The Secret World of Alex Mack.