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December 16 2006

Christopher Golden returns to Buffy with a new book called Dark Congress, which will be available in the summer. Also a blog post.

And here's an announcement that many will not have seen coming...in interviews over the past four years--because it's been that long--I've been asked many times if I would ever go back to BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER. My replies have always been cautious. Never say never, right? One of the reasons for my caution was that there have always been a few Buffy stories I still wanted to tell but never had the opportunity to tell. One of them has been told by someone else, so that's out. However, earlier this year I had a long conversation with Patrick Price at Pocket Books, and the result is BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: DARK CONGRESS, which will hit stores in trade paperback in Summer 2007 and in which I get to do a lot of things I've been wanting to do for a while, one of which is something I'm going to guess most Buffy fans never thought would happen. Chances are good that it'll be my swan song.

Well if it's anything like the story he wrote for Angel: Masks, we're onto a winner here.
I get to do a lot of things I've been wanting to do for a while, one of which is something I'm going to guess most Buffy fans never thought would happen. Chances are good that it'll be my swan song.

Why do I now imagine that he writes about something so horrendous happening that he would be tarred and feathered if he tried to write more Buffy novels?? But I must admit, my curiosity is piqued...
There's a pique in my curiosity as well. Golden was always one of the best, if noth the best of the Buffy novel writers. Would be cool if some of the characters he created return.
Don't worry, RS...if anything, I think Chris respects the Jossverse characters as much as he does his own original literary works. He'd be the last person in the world to concoct something horrendous. He's a fan first, last and always. :)

As a reader of the Buffy and Angel novels, I've always been proud of the fact that the franchise has been able to draw such exceptionally talented authors. Chris Golden has always been in the front ranks of those writers, and I'm excited he's coming back at last...even if it will be for his swan song.
I know what it is! I know what it is! :-D

Okay, that was just mean but it's gooooooooood. Hee! Trust me when I say that if you DON'T read this book, you will be missing out on something VERY nifty!
Okay,What is it?lol

Not that I would expect you could or would tell.Any hints?

I wonder,does this book take place after Chosen or Not Fade Away?The cover of the book is similar to Queen Of the Slayers which was a non canon Buffy season 8.Is this sort of a sequel to Queen of the Slayers and continues,time line wise where that left off,moving post Not Fade Away?
I may be wrong, but to my eye, this looks less like the actual cover than it does an artist's mockup, done as a placeholder in advance of the real cover. But maybe not...maybe the silhouette figures are meant to represent characters in the book. Doesn't that one in particular look like Clem? :)
and I thought one of them looked like the arm-dagger throwing chap from Homecoming.
I think I also see D'Hoffryn and Oz.
Buffyfantic, I really can't tell because Chris will kill me if I do. Seriously. ;-) BUT I can tell you that, as he says, it's something you won't have seen coming but will make a lot of people very, very happy. And I will also say that Chris and Chris alone is the right guy to tell this story. :-)

Oooo! And he's coming to Comic Con this next summer, so all you Golden fans can meet the myth, the big hairy lesbian man, the Golden. ;-)
Yeah,I wouldn't expect that you could say.I wouldn't think Chris would want something like that spoiled.

About the silhouette figures on the cover.The title of the book is called,Dark Congress so maybe it involves something dealing with the demon community being united or something.
The title of the book is called,Dark Congress so maybe it involves something dealing with the demon community being united or something.


Or Buffy is now a Congresswoman with Riley as the President. I got to stop reading Tom Clancy novels.
Buffy faces the most dreaded menace of all: a week-long field trip to the U.S. Mock Student Congress! There she must battle bill riders, master parliamentary procedure, and slay filibusters. The perk? Angel is her Congressional page. ;)
"The title of the book is called,Dark Congress so maybe it involves something dealing with the demon community being united or something.

Or Buffy is now a Congresswoman with Riley as the President. I got to stop reading Tom Clancy novels.
Simon | December 17, 00:23 CET

Buffy faces the most dreaded menace of all: a week-long field trip to the U.S. Mock Student Congress! There she must battle bill riders, master parliamentary procedure, and slay filibusters. The perk? Angel is her Congressional page. ;)
Shiai | December 17, 01:18 CET"


Gee whiz, you folks are all so...political. My mind immediately went to the sexual uses of the word "congress" and such phrases as "having congress with the Devil". So the question is, did my mind go there because I have been watching a lot of BtVS, or do I watch a lot of BtVS because that is the kind of place my mind goes?

Hmmmm. ;-)

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