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    From: J. Michael Straczynski <>
 Subject: Catherine Sakai
      To: CIS  
    Date: 1/29/1997 6:04:00 PM  

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Jean S McKnight <> asks:
> Forgive me for being out of the loop, but I was just wondering
> (you see, I got B5 religion sort of late in life and hence missed
> the early eps, except those I begged copies of once it hit me) if
> anyone knows what ever happened to Catherine Sakai? Did she go off
> to Minbar with him? Did he just go traipsing back in time without
> so much as a phone call? Or was it just not dealt with, what with
> the universe needing to be saved and all? Or maybe she took one
> look at Sheridan and was too overcome by lust to remember her own
> name, let alone Sinclair's? Whatdaya think?
> Any chance she'll show up again, and maybe a technomage can give
> her a one way ticket to Valen-land on the orange blossom express?

The fate of Catherine Sakai will be revealed in a coming B5
novel from Dell.

    From: J. Michael Straczynski <>
 Subject: Catherine Sakai
      To: CIS  
    Date: 1/30/1997 2:42:00 PM  

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Jonathan Kass <> asks:
> any that are out that you might recommend especially?

Basically, my opinion on the novels is that they've been wildly
uneven. Some were pretty good, some just fell down, for me. A large
part of the problem was that we went through the notion of taking
proposals for books, and 9 times out of 10 the writer wanted to tell
the story about his guest characters, and the main characters took a
back seat. I protested and yelled, and finally decided that the only
way out was to pull novels out of my notes, and out of the series

So novel 1 of the next batch is about Anna, Morden and the
Icarus; in my view it's the best of the line published so far, I worked
very hard with the author to keep it in line with the series; the
second novel is set on Centauri Prime, from a short premise from me,
during the time when G'Kar is kept prisoner in Cartagia's cells, and
again our characters are in the center, though I think it isn't as
strong as the first one in this batch of three; the third novel, which
I haven't yet read in manuscript form, again from an assigned premise,
follows Sinclair and Sakai to Minbar and the creation of the Rangers.

With any luck, this batch will be very strong.


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