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For a list of fictional books in the Mass Effect universe, see Entertainment.

Novels Edit

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There are currently seven novels set in the Mass Effect universe, with four being connected to the original trilogy and three being connected to Mass Effect: Andromeda. These stories are related to the events of the first Mass Effect trilogy as well as Andromeda. As the games are considered to be the player's story, none of the novels feature Commander Shepard or Pathfinder Ryder in any significant detail.

Mass Effect Edit

Three of the Mass Effect novels revolving around the original trilogy have been written by Drew Karpyshyn, while the fourth and most recent novel was written by William C. Dietz. All novels have been published by Del Rey Books.

Mass Effect: Andromeda Edit

Each of the three novels revolving around Mass Effect: Andromeda have been written by a separate author, with Jasom M. Hough and K C Alexander sharing writing credit on Nexus Uprising, N.K. Jemisin and Mac Walters sharing writing credit on Initiation, and Catherynne M. Valente writing Annihilation. Their storylines weave directly into the game, taking place "concurrently with the adventure of the game itself". They have all been published by Titan Books..[1]

  • Mass Effect: Nexus Uprising is set in the Heleus Cluster before the arrival of the Arks, and details the events prior to Mass Effect: Andromeda, including the damage to the Nexus and the events leading up to, and including, the Nexus Uprising. It was published in March, 2017, on the same day Mass Effect: Andromeda released.
  • Mass Effect: Initiation is set in the Milky Way before the departure of the Arks, and follows Cora Harper as she attempts to recover dangerous stolen data before it can be used against the Andromeda Initiative. It was published in November 2017.
  • Mass Effect: Annihilation is set during the journey of the Arks to Andromeda, and follows the events on the quarian ark as it is discovered that a deadly pathogen has been intentionally released on board. It was published in November 2018.

Other BooksEdit

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  • The Art of Mass Effect is an art book released alongside the original game. With 175 pages, it includes concept art ranging from characters, to scenery, to the technology of the Mass Effect universe. It was first published in November 2007 by Prima Games; it was also included with special editions of the Mass Effect strategy guide, which was also published by Prima.
  • The Art of the Mass Effect Universe is a compilation of the original trilogy's art books. It also includes never-before-seen artwork created for the Mass Effect franchise. It was released on February 8, 2012. The BioWare Store offered two limited hardcover editions of the book: the first, of which 1,000 copies were produced, included an exclusive slipcover for the book[2] while the second, of which 1,500 copies were produced, was a Collector's Edition with an exclusive clamshell cover and an additional 24-page "Art of the Comics" section. A digital version of the Collector's Edition is also available on mobile devices (Android and iOS).
The Art of Mass Effect Andromeda
  • The Art of Mass Effect: Andromeda is an art book released alongside the game around early 2017. With 184 pages, it includes concept art ranging from characters, arsenal, locations, vehicles, and more.[3] The art book will also be available in classic and limited edition hard copies. The limited edition includes a deluxe "datapad" slipcase, a portfolio including three blueprints of the Tempest exploration vessel, and a code for a digital copy of the book.[4]
  • Mass Effect Adult Coloring Book is a do-it-yourself coloring book featuring 45 lineart items from the original trilogy up to Mass Effect: Andromeda. It was made available for purchase on March 21, 2017.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Titan Books announcement
  2. BioWare Store: "Art of The Mass Effect Universe Hardcover"
  3. BioWare Store: "The Art of Mass Effect: Andromeda Hardcover"
  4. BioWare Store: "The Art of Mass Effect: Andromeda Limited Edition"
  5. https://www.darkhorse.com/Books/3000-357/Mass-Effect-Adult-Coloring-Book-TPB
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