Remember that Babylon 5 collection that I’d mentioned on the show? The one published by the Science Fiction Foundation? My search for a copy of it yielded zero hits on eBay at the time, and the handful of copies available on Amazon.com were over $100, which was way more than I wanted to spend. But, interestingly enough, copies of it were available at Amazon.co.uk for less than half of that, including shipping to the US.
My copy of The Parliament of Dreams: Conferring on Babylon 5 arrived last week. The contents and other details about the book are available at the SF Foundation website. It never ceases to amaze me how much Babylon 5 work is out there… even when I think I’ve found just about everything, more stuff pops up. This book was published 10 years ago, and I didn’t find out about it until a couple weeks ago. That I was able to find a copy of it so quickly after discovering it’s existence… well, faith manages.
There’s also an essay about Cartagia available at the SF Foundation website, “I, Cartagia: a mad emperor in Babylon 5 and his historical antecedents” by Tony Keen, from an academic track presented at the 63rd Worldcon in Glasgow in 2005.