NEW YORK—After many months of anticipation, Hasslein Books today announced its latest science fiction publications: a two-volume Red Dwarf encyclopedia from author Paul C. Giachetti. Both books are being simultaneously released, just in time for the holidays.
Total Immersion: The Comprehensive Unauthorized Red Dwarf Encyclopedia, Volumes I and II, are available at Amazon.com, CreateSpace.com and BarnesandNoble.com, as well as via retail store special-orders and wholesale. The character-driven British sci-fi comedy,created by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor, has aired ten seasons to date since 1988, with an eleventh season rumored to be on the horizon. But the mythos is much more than just a television series.
The quintessential reference guides to the whos, whats, whens and wheres of the entire Red Dwarf universe, Total Immersion contains thousands of entries from episodes, novels, websites, games, comics and more, meticulously compiled and all-inclusive. Every person, place, thing, event and reference is alphabetically listed—from Androids to Zargon warships, from Alphabetti Spaghetti to zero-gee football—to produce this trivia buff's ultimate treasure trove of all things Dwarf.
This two-book set includes:
• More than 5,500 entries culled from every Red Dwarf story and source material
• A detailed index breaking the entries down into seventy-five categories for easy browsing
• A foreword by Jonathan Capps, a founding member of Ganymede and Titan, the premier Red Dwarf fan site
• More than sixty breathtaking interior sketches from artist Pat Carbajal, produced exclusively for this set
• A complete story guide to the television series, novels, comics and more
• An overview of the many universes and timelines featured in Red Dwarf
Written for both casual viewers and those who know the range of a C-180A Canary Rifle, Total Immersion is a fan's one-stop, two-book guide to the entire Red Dwarf franchise.
Hasslein Books is a New York-based publisher of reference guides by geeks, for geeks. The company is named after Doctor Otto Hasslein, a time-travel expert portrayed by actor Eric Braeden in the film Escape from the Planet of the Apes, and on the Hasslein Curve named in honor of his theories. In addition to the Red Dwarf Encyclopedia, the company's lineup of unauthorized genre-based reference books includes Timeline of the Planet of the Apes, Lexicon of the Planet of the Apes, The Back to the Future Lexicon, The Back to the Future Chronology and Lost in Time and Space: An Unofficial Guide to the Uncharted Journeys of Doctor Who, with future volumes slated to feature James Bond, G.I. Joe, Alien vs. Predator, Battlestar Galactica, Ghostbusters, Universal Monsters,The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and more.