Book of G'Quan

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In the Babylon 5 science fiction saga, the Book of G'Quan is a Narn holy book. Each book is copied painstakingly by hand, exactly reproduced from the original version. In this way, the accuracy of the text and images are assured.[1]:32 Narratively, the book of G'Quan plays "an [...] important role in both Babylon 5's primary arc and G'Kar's personal story."[2]:91

The Narn Ambassador G'Kar uses this book in several religious ceremonies, but, perhaps more importantly, he finds within the book a drawing of a Shadow vessel, and thus attempts to warn the other races of the coming of the Shadows before the threat is independently confirmed.[3]:179-180

The book also includes references to the destruction of Narn "Mindwalkers", or telepaths, by the Shadows centuries ago, explaining the lack of modern Narn telepaths, as well as helping to reveal the link between the Shadows and telepathic abilities.


  1. ^ Bassam, David (1997). The A-Z Guide to Babylon 5. Dell Publishing. ISBN 0440223857. 
  2. ^ Guffey, Ensley K; K. Dale Koontz (2017). A Dream Given Form: The Unofficial Guide to the Universe of Babylon 5. ECW Press. ISBN 9781770412651. 
  3. ^ Lane, Andy (1997). The Babylon File. Virgin Books. ISBN 0753500493.