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Apes Books

The following is a list of books having to do with Planet of the Apes. Some of this material can be found here. Those that are have the appropriate links. Click on the covers (or area where the cover should appear -- some have no cover art currently available) to purchase them through Amazon.com, though some of them are listed as Out of Print. Click on the titles (where available) to read an excerpt.

NEW APES PAPERBACK SERIES: William T. Quick, author of the novelization of the Tim Burton Apes film, launches a new paperback series, published by HarperCollins.

Apes Books

Buy Now From Amazon.ComPlanet of the Apes

by Pierre Boulle,
translation by Xan Fielding

Buy Now From Amazon.ComPlanet of the Apes Revisited: The 'Behind-The-Scenes' Story of the Classic Science Fiction Saga

by Joe Russo, Larry Landsman, Edward Gross, and Charlton Heston (Introduction).

Buy Now From Amazon.ComPlanet of the Apes: Reimagined by Tim Burton

by Mark Salisbury, Timothy Shaner, Tim Burton
(Hardcover)

Buy Now From Amazon.ComPlanet of the Apes: Reimagined by Tim Burton

by Mark Salisbury, Timothy Shaner, Tim Burton
(Paperback)

 

Buy Now From Amazon.ComPlanet of the Apes Movie Novelization

by William T. Quick

See Apes paperback series by William T. Quick

Buy Now From Amazon.ComPlanet of the Apes Jr. Novel

 

 

 

Buy Now From Amazon.ComPlanet of the Apes: An Unofficial Companion

by David Hofstede

Buy Now From Amazon.ComPlanet of the Apes As American Myth: Race, Politics, and Popular Culture

by Eric Greene, Richard Slotkin

Buy Now From Amazon.ComPlanet of the Apes Collectibles: Unauthorized Guide With Trivia & Values(Schiffer Book for Collectors)

by Christopher Sausville

Buy Now From Amazon.ComThe Legend of the Planet of the Apes

by Brian Pendreigh
(This book is currently only available in the UK [link points to Amazon UK], but is currently seeking a US publisher. We will update the link when it is available in the US.

Buy Now From Amazon.ComThe Planet of the Apes Chronicles

by Paul A. Woods (Editor)

 

Buy Now From Amazon.ComPlanet Of The Apes 2002 Wall Calendar

by Andrews McMeel Publishing (Editor)

 

Buy Now From Amazon.ComPlanet of the Apes: The Human War

(Graphic Novel)
by Ian Edginton

Buy Now From Amazon.ComPlanet of the Apes

by Scott Allie

(This appears to be the young adult novelization of the Tim Burton film)

Buy Now From Amazon.ComIn The Arena

by Charlton Heston

Buy Now From Amazon.ComThe Actor's Life: Journals 1956-1976

by Charlton Heston

Buy Now From Amazon.ComPlanet Of The Apes

by Prima (Editor)
Official Strategy Guide for the Planet of the Apes video game.

Buy Now From Amazon.ComThe Unofficial Journey to the Planet of the Apes

by Robert Anderson
This book was supposedly published in 1995 and is listed as out-of-print on Amazon.com. We tried to order it, but Amazon was unable to find it. We were unsuccessful in our attempts to contact the publisher.

   
Buy Now From Amazon.ComHollywood Dynasties

by Stephen Farber and Marc Green
This is a biography of famous Hollywood families, from the Zanucks, Mayers, and Selznicks to the Douglases and Fondas. There is only a short paragraph pertaining to Planet of the Apes.

 

Additional Titles

Ape by David Annan

The Great Movie Series by Michael Druxman

The Studio by John Gregory Dunne
This is a look at 20th Century Fox in 1967, with a lot of inside dirt on APJAC Productions.

Franklin J. Schaffner by Erwin Kim


Original Series Novelizations

These titles are all Out-of-Print, though you can usually find them on Ebay or with Used Booksellers.

Beneath the Planet of the Apes by Michael Avallone Buy This Item Now from Amazon.com

 
Escape from the Planet of the Apes by Jerry Pournelle Buy This Item Now from Amazon.com

Conquest of the Planet of the Apes by John Jakes

 
Battle for the Planet of the Apes by David Gerrold Buy This Item Now from Amazon.com

 


Novelizations of the TV Shows

Thanks to JSmiley for providing the following list of novelizations based on the live-action TV show. These titles are all Out-of-Print, though you can sometimes find them on Ebay or with Used Booksellers.

Planet of the Apes #1: Man the Fugitive by George Alec Effinger

Planet of the Apes #2: Escape to Tomorrow by George Alec Effinger

Planet of the Apes #3: Journey into Terror by George Alec Effinger

Planet of the Apes #4: Lord of the Apes by George Alec Effinger


Novelizations of the Animated Shows

These titles are all Out-of-Print, though you can sometimes find them on Ebay or with Used Booksellers. (Thanks to KENTREK, who adds that "William Arrow is the man who adapted the stories from the original screenplays. The actual authors of the stories are listed inside [the books], however I don't think they'd be mentioned in any listings.")

Return to the Planet of the Apes #1: Visions From Nowhere by William Arrow

Return to the Planet of the Apes #2: Escape From Terror Lagoon by William Arrow

Return to the Planet of the Apes #3: Man, The Hunted Animal by William Arrow