|1||A Romance in Twelve Parts||Stuart Douglas||Obverse Books||31 May 2011|
|2||Burning with Optimism's Flames||Jay Eales||31 January 2013|
|3||Liberating Earth||Kate Orman||31 January 2015|
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The Faction Paradox Protocols Edit
- Main article: The Faction Paradox Protocols
BBV Productions released three two-part audios in their series The Faction Paradox Protocols between 2001 and 2004.
The True History of Faction Paradox Edit
- Main article: The True History of Faction Paradox
In 2004, Magic Bullet Productions obtained the Faction Paradox audio license and began their The True History of Faction Paradox series, which ended in 2009.
December, 1774. America stands on the brink of armed revolt. With Boston placed under martial law and the colonies straining at the British Empire's bit, England's King George III is about to receive a rare gift from the Empress of Russia--the last living woolly mammoth in the Western hemisphere.Two issues of a bimonthly Faction Paradox comic were produced by Mad Norwegian and published by Image Comics in the latter half of 2003. Each issue had a central, 16-page comic along with shorter, illustrated text stories. The main comic story was an ongoing one, so the early cancellation of the title meant that the story was never finished. It was set after the end of the War and acted as a prequel to The Adventuress of Henrietta Street; the Faction Paradox Protocols audio stories Sabbath Dei and In the Year of the Cat were intended to be prequels to the comic.
Among the dignitaries gathered at the mammoth's reception are two representatives from Faction Paradox. Though the details remain vague, the 1700s have apparently become a crossroads, an intersection between known history and the cosmic "War in Heaven." The Faction seems determined to involve itself in local politics ... for whomever controls this intersection in time will ultimately control history.
The comic was written by Lawrence Miles, edited by Lars Pearson, penciled by Jim Calafiore, inked by Peter Palmiotti, lettered by Christa Dickson, and coloured by Paul Monts. The covers were made by Steve Johnson.
- Lawrence Miles wanted a minimal emphasis on aliens in the Faction Paradox series, which he viewed as mainly mythological; in The Book of the War, he characterised all non-humans as either gods, like the Great Houses and Celestis, or monsters, like the Yssgaroth and Mal'akh.
- The Faction Paradox website, while not officially run by Mad Norwegian Press or BBV Productions, included lots of original material about the Faction Paradox universe written or endorsed by Lawrence Miles. Materials included Lawrence Miles' "Blood Ties" (which would later be included in The Book of the War as "The Faction Paradox Family"); Mags L. Halliday's tour of the Eleven-Day Empire; "Crimes Against History", the official timeline given to series authors; and the original, uncut scripts to The Faction Paradox Protocols.
- It was originally intended that sidebars would be a part of the Faction Paradox novels' "house style"; however, only The Book of the War and Of the City of the Saved... used them.
- Mad Norwegian Press ended production of the Faction Paradox comic due to the superhero domination of the comic market, the restructuring of Image Comics, and the immense cost and manpower involved in doing a comic.
- Despite the novel series' moderate success with the gamer community, it struggled to find an audience outside of Doctor Who fans; after Doctor Who returned to television, Mad Norwegian Press cancelled the series in September 2006.
- In 2015, Obverse Books published a companion piece to Burning with Optimism's Flames entitled Wallowing in Pessimism's Mire. Despite having good reviews, it was apparently immediately ignored by the fan community, and, after only seven copies were printed due to issues with the printers, Obverse CEO Stuart Douglas retracted it as a failure. As a result, it is not officially released and fails this wiki's four little rules of validity.
- ↑ A reprint of the New Adventures novel.
- ↑ Downtime – The Lost Years of Doctor Who
- ↑ Comic Series Creative Team
- ↑ Book Three Notes
- ↑ The Faction Paradox Website
- ↑ Do I need to read Henrietta St?
- ↑ Blood Ties
- ↑ Endpiece
- ↑ The Eleven-Day Empire: A Tour of the Capital
- ↑ Crimes Against History
- ↑ When did the War Actually start
- ↑ Scripts
- ↑ Book One Notes
- ↑ FP Comic Overview
- ↑ MadNews
- ↑ Sci-Ence! Justice Leak!
- ↑ Love During The Year Of Sandpaper