I am not sure whether this fits better into Science Fiction or the TV board, but here we go. Anyone here have an interest in novelisations and expansions of popular TV Sci Fi franchises? Most of it is really trashy, but I find myself bizarrely attracted to it. When I was young, I actually read the Alien novelisation before I saw the movie, since my parents forbade me from seeing stuff that scary. I remember it to be pretty good (and scaring me off watching the movie for years), but that might be nostalgia. Similarly, the first English language novel I actually read was "Predator: Concrete Jungle" by... someone I forgot. Still, it's a pretty cool novel about a native American army guy encountering a predator in the Mojave desert and fighting it off while no one believes him. I used to have a mountain of Star Wars expanded universe books and practically devoured any additional materials to franchises I was into. Some of that stuff (like Aaron Allston's Star Wars books) were actually quite excellent. I want to read some more weird novelisations of popular SF movies and series again, so I'm looking for recommendations from our distinguished forum members now. Any experiences with the sometimes extremely weird directions people have taken franchises like that?