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This page is a listing of novels in the Resident Evil franchise.


S. D. Perry series

For more information about the book series, see S.D. Perry series.

Rights to publish a line of Resident Evil novels was acquired by Simon & Schuster for their Pocket Books imprint in 1998 following the release of Resident Evil 2. Pocket Books initially wanted Steve Perry to write the novels, but instead tasked his daughter Stephani Danelle Perry on his own advise. S.D. Perry would write a total of seven Resident Evil books for Pocket Books, with five novelisations of games and two original stories. Capcom USA gave little input in the novels, and Perry had no access to story notes, relying instead on game manuals and Resident Evil: The Book for inspiration. After Pocket Books' rights expired, existing publishing rights were picked up by Titan Books.

Image Name First issue release date(s)
RE TUC.jpg Resident Evil: The Umbrella Conspiracy
    Resident Evil Caliban Cove - Pocket Books front cover.jpg Resident Evil: Caliban Cove
      City of the Dead.JPG Resident Evil: City of the Dead
        Underworld.jpg Resident Evil: Underworld
          Nemesis novel.jpg Resident Evil: Nemesis
            Code Veronica novel.jpg Resident Evil: Code Veronica
              Zero Hour.jpg Resident Evil: Zero Hour

                Movie Novelizations

                With the success of the live-action Resident Evil films, Pocket Books began publishing novelizations based on the series; all three were written by Keith R.A. DeCandido. After their rights expired Titan Books eventually published two more, written by John Shirley, and Tim Waggoner, although no novelization of the fourth film in the series, Afterlife, was ever published.

                Image Name Author Release date(s)
                Genesis novel.jpg Resident Evil: Genesis Keith R.A. DeCandido 2003
                Resident Evil Apocalypse (Novel).jpg Resident Evil: Apocalypse Keith R.A. Decandido 2004
                Resident Evil Extinction (Novel).jpg Resident Evil: Extinction Keith R.A. Decandido 2007
                Resident Evil Retribution - The Official Movie Novelization.png Resident Evil: Retribution John Shirley 2012
                Resident Evil The Final Chapter - novel front cover.jpg Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Tim Waggoner 2017

                Osamu Makino novels

                Image Name Release date(s)
                BIOHAZARD novel - front cover.jpg BIOHAZARD 1 July 2002
                Resident Evil The Umbrella Chronicles 1 - front cover.jpg Biohazard The Umbrella Chronicles SIDE A December 2007
                Resident Evil The Umbrella Chronicles 2 - front cover.jpg Biohazard The Umbrella Chronicles SIDE B 25 January 2008
                Biohazard DAMNATION novel cover.jpg biohazard DAMNATION October 2012
                81lnUnQAfpL.jpg BIOHAZARD VENDETTA May 2017


                Image Name Notes Release date(s)
                Resident Evil - The Book.png Resident Evil: The Book Stand-alone reprint of the novella in BIO HAZARD The True Story Behind BIO HAZARD 1997
                BIO HAZARD The Wicked North Sea slip cover.png BIO HAZARD The Wicked North Sea 31 January 1998
                Rose Blank - Japanese front cover.jpg BIOHAZARD Rose Blank 25 March 2002
                To the Liberty.jpg BIOHAZARD to the Liberty 25 March 2002