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Apes Books

The following is a list of books having to do with Planet of the Apes. Some of the titles below have links where you can read an excerpt.


The Novel and Novelizations

Planet of the ApesPlanet of the Apes

by Pierre Boulle,
translation by Xan Fielding

This is the original novel that started it all! Read an excerpt.

Planet of the Apes Omnibus Volume 1Planet of the Apes Omnibus, Volume 1

by Michael Avallone and Jerry Pournelle

This new edition combines the novelizations of Battle for the Planet of the Apes and Escape from the Planet of the Apes into one volume.

Planet of the Apes Omnibus Volume 2Planet of the Apes Omnibus, Volume 2

by John Jakes, David Gerrold, and William T. Quick

This new edition combines the novelizations of Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, Battle for the Planet of the Apes, and Planet of the Apes (2001) into one volume.

Planet of the Apes Omnibus Volume 3Planet of the Apes Omnibus, Volume 3

by George Alec Effinger

This new edition combines the novelizations of TV episodes Man the Fugitive, Escape to Tomorrow, Journey Into Terror, and Lord of the Apes into one volume.

Planet of the Apes Omnibus Volume 4Planet of the Apes Omnibus, Volume 4

by William Arrow

This new edition combines the novelizations of animated sereis Return to the Planet of the Apes: Visions from Nowhere, Escape from Terror Lagoon, and Man, the Hunted Animal into one volume.

Planet of the Apes: Tales from the Forbidden ZonePlanet of the Apes: Tales from the Forbidden Zone

by Jim Beard and others

This is a collection of brand new Apes stories by well-known authors.


Books About the Saga

Planet of the Apes Revisited Planet 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).

This superb book covers the history of the Classic Apes saga. You can read an interview with author Joe Russo and the Starlog article that started it all!

Planet of the Apes As American Myth Planet of the Apes As American Myth: Race, Politics, and Popular Culture

by Eric Greene, Richard Slotkin

The first book to cover the Apes saga and it's impact. You can read a review from Entertainment Weekly.

Buy Now From Amazon.ComPlanet of the Apes: The Original Topps Trading Card Series

by Gary Gerani

A complete overview of the Topps trading card series, from the original series to the Tim Burton film, by fellow panelist Gary Gerani.

Timeline Of The Planet Of The ApesTimeline Of The Planet Of The Apes: The Definitive Chronology

by Rich Handley

An extensive chronology of the expansive Pota timeline.

Lexicon of the Planet of the ApesFrom Aldo to Zira: Lexicon of the Planet of the Apes: The Comprehensive Encyclopedia

by Rich Handley

The comprehensive unauthorized encyclopedia of the entire Apes saga.

Heston In the ArenaIn The Arena

by Charlton Heston

Heston's autobiography recounting his career. You can read an excerpt about his experiences making Planet and Beneath.

The Actor's Life: Journals 1956-1976The Actor's Life: Journals 1956-1976

by Charlton Heston

Selections from Heston personal journal regarding his career. You can read an excerpt about his experiences making Planet and Beneath.

Hollywood DynastiesHollywood 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 a brief section pertaining to Planet of the Apes.


The Tim Burton / William T. Quick Series

Starting with his novelization of the Tim Burton film (2001), HarperCollins launched a new series of Apes titles set in the same universe.

Planet of the ApesPlanet of the Apes Movie Novelization

by William T. Quick

The movie novelization and first of the Apes paperback series by William T. Quick

Planet of the Apes: The FallPlanet of the Apes: The Fall

by William T. Quick

The follow-up novel to the Tim Burton film, and first of the paperback series.

Planet of the Apes: ColonyPlanet of the Apes: Colony

by William T. Quick

The second book in the Quick paperback series.