Babylon 5: Clark's Law

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Babylon 5: Clark's Law
First edition cover
Author Jim Mortimore
Country United States
Language English
Series Babylon 5
Genre Science fiction novel
Publisher Del Rey Books
Publication date
May 1995
Media type Print (paperback)
Pages 278 pp
ISBN 0-440-22229-X
OCLC 34069229
Preceded by Babylon 5: Blood Oath
Followed by Babylon 5: The Touch of Your Shadow, the Whisper of Your Name

Clark's Law is the fourth book in the series of original science fiction novels based on the Emmy Award-winning series Babylon 5 created by J. Michael Straczynski. The book was written by Jim Mortimore


The novel is divided into three major sections — prologue, the main story, and the epilogue. The prologue follows the story behind the EAS Amundsen which fired the opening shots of the Earth-Minbari war by attacking the Grey Council ships which resulted in the death of Dukhat (and his later debriefing before the then Vice President, Luis Santiago, and his claim that the Minbari fired first), the Narn occupation of the Tuchanq (led by none other than G'kar), the serial killing of Narns by the Tuchanq that became known as D'arc, and President Morgan Eugene Clark's thoughts on using capital punishment against aliens who commit crimes against humans as a means of gaining political power.

The main story then follows.