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Monday, July 4, 2022

The LEXX Unauthorized book series by Den Valdron

 Den Valdron posted these 2 updates to the Lexxperience group on Facebook. 


I apologise for posting this. I just wanted to leave a note. After over twenty years of work, I have released the LEXX Unauthorized series as trade paperbacks.

I began working on the LEXX books all the way back in 1999. I was invited by Paul Donovan. Over the next three years, I travelled to and from Halifax and Toronto several times, watched filming, visited production offices, researched and conducted dozens upon dozens of interviews.

The book project went through TV Books, then ECW Press, then Titan Books in England, before being dropped in 2002-2003. Subsequently, in 2006, in anticipation of Dragoncon, I wrote the book I wanted to write, printed off a rough (very rough) draft had it bound, and travelled to Atlanta Georgia to give it, to Brian Downey.

In 2009, some fans released a very limited POD version of sections of the Book.

Along the way, my basement flooded and files were destroyed, I had three hard drive crashes, I relocated twice, changed careers, and went through a lot.

In 2016, I found the original manuscript on an unmarked floppy disk I was about to throw up and began to work on it again. Between 2017 and 2021, revised the manuscript, tried to work on errors, and released LEXX Unauthorized as four ebooks.

In 2022, I finally upgraded the four books to print form, trade paperback, going over them one last time. I have signed and sent to Brian Downey, a complete set. I would have sent the sets to Jeff Hirschield and Paul Donovan, but I can't find them yet.

But it's done. I'm finished. This 24 project is finally finished, I can let it go, I get my life back.

The books are great. I recommend them. Ebook or Trade paperback, whatever you choose.

If you are a LEXX fan, please spread the word. 

One more on LEXX. Back a few weeks ago, when I started working on the trade paperbacks, someone said they'd prefer it if I did an audiobook.

Talk about moving the goalposts But okay.

Here you go. LEXX Unauthorized, Backstage at the Dark Zone is now an Audiobook, available on Google Play. I also plan to upload to Kobo.

At this point, no plans to upload the rest of them to audio, unless there is an improbable massive surge in sales.

But here it is, enjoy...

D.G. Valdron- Books on Google Play (goes to all his books) 

(clicking this snip will go to the Lexx books including audiobook) 

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Music dulls the pain- A look at May

May is the very first person Kai meets on the planet Water in the second episode of the third season of Lexx. She is beautiful and forlorn, bodies tragically strewn around her feet after a battle, holding an ocarina to her mouth in lieu of tears, and tells Kai, "Music dulls the pain."

We have no idea what anything about her means- her tattoo, her jewelry, her clothing, her hairstyle. Notice the tattoo and jewelry kind of style match, though. A few episodes later we find out she is really from the planet Fire. Could those be flames? 

Here is a better image of her tattoo. Note the two planets are semi framed in an arc that separates them from... two universes? And a single point. Are Water and Fire inside their own spacetime? Are they a result of previous happenings? We're not sure from the tattoo, but if the artist is using left to right progression, as seen on cultures in the hemisphere in which this show was created, then it seems to tell a story, hieroglyph style. Note the darker circle eclipses the lighter one, perhaps a clue marking May's loyalty, possibly even what owns her.

A fan post by Dreamer pulls in a close up on her body art and asks other fans if they might know what it means, although I see no comments there. Click this next pic to see the post. After viewing more of season three, we know those are flames licking her body.

The fact that her dress is blue and that her decor could also look like water waves and drops is very subtly suggesting throughout the times that we see her that she is a double agent. We really have no idea until she kisses Prince in front of Stanley, revealing her loyalty.

Later in the season we see her die in flames. She actually seems a bit used to this when you really watch Duke having her prepped for her execution. Even the flammable tar being smeared onto her body looks pre-flame in the brush strokes.

Looking again at May's ocarina (click that for a vid demo), Dreamer comments on the creators' music method to enhance the scene, making another subtle suggestion about May's presence impacting the Lexx crew.

May says music dulls the pain. We really don't know what kind of pain she is talking about. The pain of being a traitor? The pain of remorse? Of memories? Certainly not the fire itself, nothing can dull that, and she doesn't play the ocarina as she burns. She is obviously someone who plays a betrayal role for another person pulling strings. Did she do that in her real life before she came to be on Fire? Let's look at her story and see if we can find more clues about her. Who is May, really? Which face is the real face? 

More screenshots coming in part 2

May stands out so uniquely in the Lexx series as supporting character, plot catalyst, and tragedy queen that it's impossible for me to move past her without deeply questioning what's really going on.

You can see more Lexx on the fansite I linked for May at

May was played by Anna Kathrin Bleuler