The Official Movie Novelization
Titan Books (UK), Mass Market Paperbound, 9781781166789, 352pp.
Publication Date: July 16, 2013
When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju.
On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes-a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)-who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
"I wanted to make not a war movie, but an adventure movie, with a huge, romantic sense of adventure, a sense of grandeur, and operatic battles..." - Guillermo Del Toro.
Alex Irvine's first novel A Scattering of Jades won the Crawford Award for Best New Writer. He also won awards for Best New Novel from Locus Magazine and The International Horror Guild and was a finalist for the Campbell Award for Best New Writer. He is an experienced writer of novelisations including Transformers Exodus, Transformers Exiles and Iron Man: Virus.
“This is what novelizations should strive towards. Does it capture the essence of the film? Does it add to the experience? Yes on both counts.” – Blogcritics
“A blockbuster thriller ride.” – Geek Smash
“When the action starts, it doesn’t stop and fulfills all hopes of excitement and action
as one could hope for.” – Geekstronomy
“If you enjoy action stories, military Science Fiction or monster stories than you will almost certainly like the fast-paced action in Pacific Rim.” – Twisted SciFi
“This book is a must read for any fan of Pacific Rim that wants a deeper, richer experience in that world. Irvine completely transformed a film about giant robots punching monsters into one of internal human struggling and triumph.” – Dorkadia
“I would happily recommend this book to anyone looking to beat the bejeezus out of an afternoon and send it down to a watery grave in the depths of the Pacific Ocean.” – Fanboy Comics
“All throughout the book (mostly between chapters) there are files and dossiers about the characters, places, and events in the Pacific Rim universe. These files give you an amazingly large understanding of the story and its world.” - 8 Days a Geek
“Worthy to be owned by any Pacific Rim fan.” – GameNTrain
“Told from a strong 3rd person omniscient perspective, Alex Irvine does Pacific Rim does justice while bringing it to a new audience of readers and fans. Fans of the film and this book can only hope that Mr. Irvine has a shot at adapting a sequel!” – Fulvue Drive-In