Visitors (Buffy novel)


Visitors (Buffy novel)

infobox Book |
name = Visitors
title_orig =
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image_caption = First edition cover
author = Laura Anne Gilman & Josepha Sherman
illustrator =
cover_artist =
country = United States
language = English
series = Buffy the Vampire Slayer
genre = Horror novel
publisher = Pocket Books
release_date = April 1999
english_release_date =
media_type = Print (Paperback)
pages = 208 pp
isbn = ISBN 0-671-02628-3
preceded_by = Return to Chaos (Buffy novel)
followed_by = Unnatural Selection (Buffy novel)

Visitors is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Buffy.

Plot summary

Lately, while patrolling, Buffy's been getting the distinct impression that she's being stalked by a demon that emits a high pitched giggle. After discussion and research with Giles, they discover that Buffy's being stalked by a 'korred'; a nasty hairy beast that feeds on peoples life forces by making them dance until they die to his magical song. The korred is particularly attracted to Buffy because of her Slayer aura. Buffy must stop to korred before he makes her dance to her death.

Trivia

*Tagline: 'The slayer is being stalked'.
*Buffyverse canon characters include: Buffy, Xander, Willow, Giles, Angel, Cordelia, Oz, Joyce, Ethan Rayne, Devon, Jonathan, Principal Snyder
*Buffyverse non-canon characters include: Gerald Panner (Watcher); Sheila, C.B., Rebecca, Elaine, Miriam (student teachers)
* The concept of a demon making Buffy dance to death is used later on by the demon Sweet in the season six musical episode "Once More, with Feeling".

Continuity

*Supposed to be set late in Buffy Season 3. This is one of the many of the Buffy novels set in an alternative Buffy Season 3 (Spring 1999). They tend to break established Buffyverse canon in any or all of the following four ways: (1) The threat of the Mayor and Faith is not a major concern. (2) Xander and Cordelia remain an item. (3) Buffy and Angel remain an item. (4) Giles accepts Angel, whilst according to established canon, tension remained between the two throughout this time.
*Ethan Rayne appears in this story, presummably after his appearance in season three's "Band Candy."

Canonical issues

:main|Buffyverse canon

:Buffy novels such as this one are not usually considered by fans as canonical. Some fans consider them stories from the imaginations of authors and artists, while other fans consider them as taking place in an alternative fictional reality. However unlike fan fiction, overviews summarising their story, written early in the writing process, were 'approved' by both Fox and Joss Whedon (or his office), and the books were therefore later published as officially Buffy merchandise.

Timing

*Stories that take place around the same time in the Buffyverse:

ee also

*Buffy novels
*Angel novels
*“Tales of the Slayer

External links

Interview with [http://websites.cable.ntl.com/~fraxis/the_ww/old/features/gilman_sherman.html Laura Anne Gilman & Josepha Sherman at "Watcher's Web"] . Includes questions/answers about Visitors.

Reviews

* [http://litefoot1969.bravepages.com/sf/buffy/novels/05.htm "Litefoot1969.bravepages.com" - Review of this book by Litefoot]
* [http://www.teen-books.com/Visitors_Buffy_the_Vampire_Slayer_0671026283.html "Teen-books.com" - Reviews of this book]
* [http://www.nika-summers.com/Library/novelvisitors.php "Nika-summers.com" - Review of this book by Nika Summers]
* [http://www.shadowcat.name/book0113.html "Shadowcat.name" - Review of this book]


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