Foreword by Philip Harbottle
Foreword by Patricia T. Sokol
Afterword by Chris Bentley
E.C. Tubb’s Earthbound—originally published in a very small print run by Century 21 Books (Fanderson) and only available to club members—is now available to everyone in this new edition from Powys Media. The novel features the long-awaited novelization of Earthbound—the only episode not included in the original 1970s books based on the first series of SPACE:1999. Also featured are novelizations of two early scripts written for the second series but with the format and characters of the first: The Face of Eden (which would later be rewritten and filmed as The Immunity Syndrome) and The Exiles.
A darker, grittier take on the series, these stories give fans a glimpse into an alternate literary universe through the inimitable storytelling of E.C. Tubb. Similar in tone to Earthfall, his epic reimagining/retelling of Breakaway, Earthbound pulls no punches and is a window into what Year Two could have been had the format and cast not changed.
Earthbound exists outside of canon, but it is also freed from the restrictions of canon. E.C. Tubb was given a free hand and has made these episodes his own. Readers may think they know these stories, but this novel may surprise them!
Published November 2, 2022
Cover art by Ken Scott