Xena Books, Magazines, Software, and Music
A number of books about the show and its stars have been published, among them:
XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS: THE OFFICIAL GUIDE TO THE XENAVERSE by Robert Weisbrot (ISBN 0385491360) List price $14.00.
LUCY LAWLESS AND RENEE O'CONNOR: WARRIOR STARS OF XENA by Nikki Stafford (ISBN 155022347X) List price $16.95.
BATTLE ON!: AN UNAUTHORIZED, IRREVERENT LOOK AT XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS by Greg Cox (ISBN 0451457315) List price $11.95.
HERCULES & XENA: THE UNOFFICIAL COMPANION by James Van Hise (ISBN 1580630014) List price $15.95.
In addition, a few Xena novels are available.
THE EMPTY THRONE by Ru Emerson
(ISBN 1572972009) Xena and Gabrielle try to solve the mystery of a village where all the men have disappeared without a trace, and armed bands run rampant.
THE HUNTRESS AND THE SPHINX by Ru Emerson
(ISBN 1572972157) Xena and Gabrielle team with Atalanta to rescue some kidnapped children, and outwit the legendary Sphinx.
THIEF OF HERMES by Ru Emerson
(ISBN 1572972327) A thief claiming to be the son of Hermes frames Xena and Gabrielle for a crime he committed.
PROPHECY OF DARKNESS by Stella Howard
(ISBN 1572972491) Xena and Gabrielle help a young prophet try to break a spell that will unleash Cerberus and other evil beings from the Underworld.
GO QUEST, YOUNG MAN by Ru Emerson
(ISBN 044100637X) An adventure featuring Joxer.
QUESTWARD, HO! by Ru Emerson
(ISBN 0441006590) To be released in January 1999.
There are also two juvenile picture books available:
PRINCESS IN PERIL by Kerry Milliron. (ISBN 0679882596) Adapted from THE PATH NOT TAKEN (#05). Xena battles cutthroats, mercenaries, and an evil arms dealer to free a kidnapped princess and prevent a war.
QUEEN OF THE AMAZONS by Kerry Milliron. (ISBN 0679882960) Based on the episode HOOVES AND HARLOTS (#10). Xena helps Gabrielle thwart the plans of a scheming warlord to start a war between the Amazons and the Centaurs.
And one for ages 9-12:
XENA AND THE MAGIC ARROW OF MYX by Hunter Kennedy
Spectrum is a critical review magazine that features cult television shows. Issues 5, 6 and 7 cover season one, and issues 12 and 13 discuss the second season. You can order them from:Win-Mill Productions
1912 Timberview Lane
Arlington, TX 76014
There is also a publication called XINE. You can learn more about it at the XINE site.
The cost is $8, including shipping. To receive your copy, send check or money order made out to either Carol Scavella Burrell or Logomancy to:FUSION GRAPHICS
P.O. Box 18074
Lansing, MI 48901-8074
Threer Xena soundtrack CDs with music from the first three seasons are out, too. Appropriately enough, they're entitled "Xena: Warrior Princess, the Television Soundtrack" (parts 1, 2, and 3). In addition, the soundtrack to the amazing all-singing episode "The Bitter Suite" is available. They're available online and at most record stores; if you don't see them, ask them to order them for you! For more information about the music and an interview with Emmy-nominated composer Joseph LoDuca, go to MCA's official Xena page.
"The Heroic Legends of Hercules and Xena," (a/k/a "Tales from the Bard"), a CD-ROM from Software Sculptors, has been released. It contains episode lists, a Hall of Monsters, character profiles, Image Sorcery, bloopers, Web links, and screensavers. It retails for $34.95. There's also a new children's educational software program featuring Xena and Hercules entitled "The Search for the Scrolls."
Brilliant Digital Entertainment has released several "multi-path movies" based on the Xena episodes "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," "Death in Chains," and "Prometheus." You can learn more about them at www.multipathmovies.com.
There is also a Sony Playstation game, Xena: Warrior Princess, available (released in October 1999). It's an action game in the Tomb Raider mold. Reviews have been pretty favorable.