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* ''Franchise/StarCraft'' has multiple novels and short stories covering gaps in the games and extra events tied to the game universe.

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* ''Franchise/StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' has multiple novels and short stories covering gaps in the games and extra events tied to the game universe.
23rd Apr '17 2:32:58 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': Copious numbers of books have been released, which tend to be MarySue FanFic level quality (meteor freaks more powerful than Clark, a new perfect love interest who seduces Clark and dies tragically, and so on). This is not always the author's fault -- as the TelevisionWithoutPity crew will tell you, the actual series is just as poorly written.

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* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': Copious numbers of books have been released, which tend to be MarySue FanFic level quality (meteor freaks more powerful than Clark, a new perfect love interest who seduces Clark and dies tragically, and so on). This is not always the author's fault -- as the TelevisionWithoutPity Website/TelevisionWithoutPity crew will tell you, the actual series is just as poorly written.
16th Apr '17 7:03:11 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' -- A huge range of novels based on all eras of the franchise (and the spaces in between) exists, including novelizations of all Original Series and Animated Series episodes and ''StarTrekNewFrontier''. Other than the novelizations, these are all officially declared ''non''-canon by Creator/{{Paramount}} and Creator/GeneRoddenberry. When Jeri Taylor was the WordOfGod on ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', her original novels about the crew's history were considered canon. They aren't any more.

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' -- A huge range of novels based on all eras of the franchise (and the spaces in between) exists, including novelizations of all Original Series and Animated Series episodes and ''StarTrekNewFrontier''.''Literature/StarTrekNewFrontier''. Other than the novelizations, these are all officially declared ''non''-canon by Creator/{{Paramount}} and Creator/GeneRoddenberry. When Jeri Taylor was the WordOfGod on ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', her original novels about the crew's history were considered canon. They aren't any more.
28th Jan '17 12:24:14 PM Sintharius
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* VideoGame/{{Hitman}} has two tie-in novels: ''Hitman: Enemy Within''. The novel's plot is set between ''VideoGame/Hitman2SilentAssassin'' and ''VideoGame/HitmanBloodMoney'' and revolves around a rival [[MurderInc murder-for-hire organization]], known as ''Puissance Treize'' (French for "Power Thirteen"), attempting to destroy Agent 47's employer, the International Contract Agency (ICA) and Hitman: Damnation, which is a prequel to ''Hitman: Absolution''.

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* VideoGame/{{Hitman}} has two tie-in novels: ''Hitman: Enemy Within''. The novel's plot is Within'', set between ''VideoGame/Hitman2SilentAssassin'' and ''VideoGame/HitmanBloodMoney'' and revolves around a rival [[MurderInc murder-for-hire organization]], known as ''Puissance Treize'' (French for "Power Thirteen"), attempting to destroy Agent 47's employer, the International Contract Agency (ICA) and Hitman: Damnation, ''Hitman: Damnation'', which is a prequel to ''Hitman: Absolution''.Absolution'' and explaining the events behind the game's situation.



* ''Franchise/StarCraft'' has multiple novels and short stories covering various points in the game timeline.

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* ''Franchise/StarCraft'' has multiple novels and short stories covering various points gaps in the games and extra events tied to the game timeline. universe.
* ''VideoGame/{{Crysis}}'' has ''Crysis: Legion'', an expanded retelling of Crysis 2, and ''Crysis: Escalation'' which fills in the gap between 2 and 3.
28th Jan '17 12:14:51 PM Sintharius
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* VideoGame/{{Hitman}} has a tie-in novel named ''Hitman: Enemy Within''. The novel's plot is set between ''VideoGame/Hitman2SilentAssassin'' and ''VideoGame/HitmanBloodMoney'' and revolves around a rival [[MurderInc murder-for-hire organization]], known as ''Puissance Treize'' (French for "Power Thirteen"), attempting to destroy Agent 47's employer, the International Contract Agency (ICA).

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* VideoGame/{{Hitman}} has a two tie-in novel named novels: ''Hitman: Enemy Within''. The novel's plot is set between ''VideoGame/Hitman2SilentAssassin'' and ''VideoGame/HitmanBloodMoney'' and revolves around a rival [[MurderInc murder-for-hire organization]], known as ''Puissance Treize'' (French for "Power Thirteen"), attempting to destroy Agent 47's employer, the International Contract Agency (ICA).(ICA) and Hitman: Damnation, which is a prequel to ''Hitman: Absolution''.


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* ''Franchise/StarCraft'' has multiple novels and short stories covering various points in the game timeline.
23rd Jan '17 2:59:17 PM skidoo23
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** A [[Literature/DoctorWhoNovelisations long series of novelisations]] preceded the original novels, of almost all the stories broadcast in the show's 26-year first run. They ranged in size from about 120 pages (for a two-parter) to about 400 pages (for a six-parter), which meant that a lot either got cut out, or should have been[[note]] although the novelisations of '[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E2GhostLight Ghost Light]]' and '[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E3TheCurseOfFenric The Curse Of Fenric]]' really [[AllThereInTheManual help with understanding]] the complex broadcast versions[[/note]].

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** A [[Literature/DoctorWhoNovelisations long series of novelisations]] from Target Books preceded the original novels, of almost all the stories broadcast in the show's 26-year first run. They ranged in size from about 120 pages (for a two-parter) to about 400 pages (for a six-parter), which meant that a lot either got cut out, or should have been[[note]] although the novelisations of '[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E2GhostLight Ghost Light]]' and '[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E3TheCurseOfFenric The Curse Of Fenric]]' really [[AllThereInTheManual help with understanding]] the complex broadcast versions[[/note]].


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*** Even though they are technically not needed anymore, efforts have continued to novelize the last remaining stories that Target Books were unable to obtain the rights to. As of the start of 2017 all three stories written or co-written by Creator/DouglasAdams have finally been adapted, leaving only a pair of 1980s-era Daleks stories by Eric Saward left to be written up.
**** The producers of the 2005-present series have indicated no desire to have modern episodes adapted as novels, feeling such records are no longer required. That said, the short story collection ''The Story of Martha'' was a partial adaptation of the Series 3 finale, and Creator/NeilGaiman has stated that he was interested in writing a novel based upon his 2011 episode "The Doctor's Wife", but was unable to.


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* ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'' revived the Target Books novelisation format followed by its parent series, with a number of (but not all) of the show's televised storylines adapted as novels for younger readers.
* ''Series/{{Class}}'', another ''Doctor Who'' spinoff, has to date had three original novels published, which are notable as the only storylines based on the series not to be written by creator Creator/PatrickNess.
11th Jan '17 9:43:58 AM Saurubiker
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Not to be confused with a tie-in ''edition'', in which an original novel gets republished with new cover artwork promoting its [[TheFilmOfTheBook movie adaptation.]]
19th Nov '16 4:51:49 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* The ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' has a tie-in novel set after a slightly altered ending of the first season where, instead of Nanoha's winning against Fate in their battle, the fight ends without a conclusion since Precia interfered early, and Nanoha goes after Fate after Precia is killed so they can have a proper end to their duel. The novel, however, is official, written by the very creator of Nanoha. The background information it contains, such as the nature of [[StunGuns Magical Damage]], are canon and often alluded to in later seasons.

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* The ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' has a tie-in novel set after a slightly altered ending of the first season where, instead of Nanoha's winning against Fate in their battle, the fight ends without a conclusion since Precia interfered early, and Nanoha goes after Fate after Precia is killed so they can have a proper end to their duel. The novel, however, is official, written by the very creator of Nanoha. The background information it contains, such as the nature of [[StunGuns Magical Damage]], are canon and often alluded to in later seasons.
15th Oct '16 9:05:05 AM AshlynNyx
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* ''Franchise/TheCrow'' had a few novels published in the late '90s and early 2000s, each following different protagonists that are resurrected by the titular bird. Two of the novels formed the basis of the last two [[Film/TheCrowSalvation film]] [[Film/TheCrowWickedPrayer sequels]] (though in a very loose sense).
9th Jul '16 2:19:33 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' had multiple series of junior novels, some of which told new stories not based on the comics or DirectToVideo movies. However, these were not treated as tie-ins but as full canon, dealing with the main story arcs and doing it more in-depth than the other mediums usually could. Interestingly enough, the movie novelizations tended to be folded into the tie-in series rather then set apart (as in, the ''Legends of Metru Nui'' novelization was published as ''Bionicle Adventures #4''). Additionally, all but the first few were written by one of the franchise's main story editors, who also wrote the comics and web serials.

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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' had multiple series of junior novels, some of which told new stories not based on the comics or DirectToVideo movies. However, these were not treated as tie-ins but as full canon, dealing with the main story arcs and doing it more in-depth than the other mediums usually could. Interestingly enough, the movie novelizations tended to be folded into the tie-in series rather then set apart (as in, the ''Legends of Metru Nui'' novelization was published as ''Bionicle Adventures #4''). Additionally, all but the first few were written by one of the franchise's main story editors, who also wrote the comics and web serials.
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