The Zodiac Paradox is the first of three official tie-in novel to the Fringe television series. It is written by Christa Faust and was released on May 7, 2013. The series is considered totally canon and has been crafted with the help of the team behind Fringe. Each of the three books serves as a prequel to the television series and will focus on one of

Cover for The Zodiac Paradox.

the main characters. The Zodiac Paradox delves into Walter's past working with William Bell, discovering Cortexiphan, and studying the Alternate Universe. The sequel, The Burning Man, will be released in August. 


The critically acclaimed Fringe television series explores the dramatic and grotesque as impossible crimes are investigated by the government's shadowy Fringe Division, established when Special Agent Olivia Dunham enlisted institutionalized "fringe" scientist Walter Bishop and his globe-trotting son, Peter, to help in investigations that defy all human logic - and the laws of nature.

Author Christa Faust (Choke Hold, Supernatural) is working hand-in-hand with the television writers to create new adventures uncovering the secrets of the series. The first novel revealed how Walter Bishop and William Bell discovered the drug Cortexiphan—and the alternate universe!

Faust has been given unprecedented access to stories that have not been told on-screen, but weave directly into the series canon, much as Joss Whedon's Buffy graphic novels continue that series' official storyline.

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