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The "S.D. Perry series" is a series of Resident Evil novels written by S.D. Perry and published originally by Pocket Books. The novels are set in their own continuity.

Series historyEdit

Following the success of Resident Evil 2 in 1998, Capcom began expanding its licensing deals, with two comic series; toy lines and a novel contract with Simon & Schuster existing by the year's end. Simon & Schuster's subsidiary, Pocket Books, edited by Marco Palmieri,[1] originally asked for Television and sci-fi novel writer Steve Perry to write for the deal. However, he persuaded the company to assign it instead to his daughter, Stephani Danelle Perry, due to a heavy workload.[1]

Limited contact was had between Capcom and Palmieri in the writing process, though Capcom did veto a proposed outlook on the Spencer Mansion's history.[1] Story notes were sent over to Palmieri to be included in the novels, such as information from "BIOHAZARD The Beginning". However, these notes were badly translated, and only some were able to be of use.[citation needed]

S&S's contract expired at an unknown point after the release of Resident Evil 0, the last game Perry was hired to write an adaptation of. Around 2009, another company was in talks with Capcom for the license, but nothing became of it.[1]

In 2012, Titan Books did 2nd edition printings of the series with new covers.

Plot summaryEdit


InstallmentsEdit

Original cover Name Initial release
RE TUC Resident Evil: The Umbrella Conspiracy October 1998
Resident Evil Caliban Cove - Pocket Books front cover Resident Evil: Caliban Cove
City of the Dead Resident Evil: City of the Dead May 1999
Underworld Resident Evil: Underworld
Nemesis novel Resident Evil: Nemesis
Code Veronica novel Resident Evil Code: Veronica
Zero Hour Resident Evil: Zero Hour

SourcesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Exclusive interview with S.D. Perry. Crimson Head Elder. Retrieved on 2019-03-20.
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