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03 May 2013 @ 08:48 pm
Babylon 5 question!  
I'm doing a fic thing for B5 and I have a question:
Does anyone remember To Dream in the City of Sorrows? Is Alisa Beldon in it? (I have the book but it's buried in the garage and I don't want to dig it out if she's not there)

I have a fragment I wrote ages ago where she's part of the early Ranger development, but I can't remember if that's actually canon or just me assuming that she was...

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Azar: Babylon 5 - Valenazarsuerte on May 4th, 2013 04:23 am (UTC)
I don't remember her being in it, but it's been a few months since my last reread.
noybusiness: dannababiesnoybusiness on May 4th, 2013 12:12 pm (UTC)
No, she's not. The book focuses on Jeffrey Sinclair, Catherine Sakai and Marcus Cole. It reveals that Catherine was one of the early Ranger recruits and that she was lost in a mission in the time rift near where Babylon 4 used to be, which was one of Sinclair's motivations for going to the past, to find her (which according to the end of the graphic novel "In Valen's Name", he did).

Alisa Beldon appears in the short story "True Seeker" by Fiona Avery, who was a reference editor on several Babylon 5 episodes and the writer of a few Crusade episodes, published in issue #23 of The Official Babylon 5 Magazine. The story takes place in 2269. Alisa and Na'Toth help G'Kar's daughter G'Ryka (renamed Jerrica Thomas), a young Narn woman who was adopted by humans after being evacuated from bombed Narn, discover her parentage after being targeted for assassination by G'Kar's political enemies. Alisa's not a Ranger, she's a full-time True Seeker in the Minbari fashion, having taken an oath, and works towards bridging the gap between worlds, all worlds, not just Earth and Minbar, which is why she was working with the finder's program on Narn. She and Delenn are close friends. G'Ryka becomes part of the First Circle of the Kha'Ri.

You can download "True Seeker" as a Microsoft Word document here.

Edited at 2013-05-04 12:57 pm (UTC)
lizardbeth: Sinclairlizardbeth_j on May 8th, 2013 03:26 am (UTC)
thanks. Yeah, I read To Dream so I know what it's about, I just couldn't recall if she was in it or not. I have an assignment to write a ficlet about her, so I just wanted to see if I had to go get the book out of storage.

noybusiness: dannababiesnoybusiness on May 8th, 2013 03:28 am (UTC)
There is some very interesting canon about her, at least.

Personally, I'm so glad that Catherine Sakai was featured in "To Dream". That was a major loose end onscreen.

Edited at 2013-05-08 03:29 am (UTC)