4,518 Pages

As of March 2006, three novelizations have been released by Hyperion Books, a publisher owned by ABC's parent company: Endangered Species (ISBN 0-7868-9090-8) by Cathy Hapka, released on November 1, 2005; Secret Identity (ISBN 0-7868-9091-6) by Cathy Hapka on January 1, 2006; and Signs of Life (ISBN 0-7868-9092-4) by Frank Thompson, on March 1, 2006.


Lost Species
Endangered Species

Endangered Species tells the Two Stories of Faith Harrington, an environmentalist who survived Flight 815. The novel includes both her on island experiences, and her life before the crash in addition. Interactions with main characters are included in this book, every major character from Season 1 appear at least once through out the novel. Her experiences which led up to her boarding Oceanic Flight 815 is also expressed. The chapters alternate between On-Island happenings and Flashbacks.

Lost Identity
Secret Identity
  • Released: January 1, 2006
  • Flashback Character: Dexter Cross

Secret Identity tells the tale of moneyed Ivy League student Dexter Cross who is given a second chance after a deceit he made before the crash. Dexter Cross survives the crash and interacts with many of the major and minor characters on the island, and attempts to solve his very own island mystery that has been strangely coerced upon him. The chapters alternate between On-Island happenings and Flashbacks

Lost Signs
Signs of Life
  • Released: March 1, 2006
  • Flashback Character: Jeff Hadley

Signs of Life is the third novel based on the hit ABC television show and introduces a brand-new character who is among the 48 original survivors of Oceanic Flight 815—a character who will later be featured on the show. Tells the tale of Jeff Hadley, who flees his previous life after a scandal turns his life upside down, and boards Oceanic Flight 815 to get away from it all.


Hyperion published a meta fictional book titled Bad Twin (ISBN 1-4013-0276-9), written by Laurence Shames, and credited to fictitious author "Gary Troup," who was claimed to be a passenger on Oceanic Flight 815 by ABC's marketing department.

Bad Twin
Bad Twin

The novel is the story of a down-and-out private detective, Paul Artisan, who is hired to find Zander Widmore, the degenerate twin of Cliff Widmore, a wealthy and successful heir. As do many such stories, the case leads deeper and deeper into a sinister world of betrayal and confusion as Artisan follows on Zander's heels all over the world, from Manhattan to Florida to Cuba to Australia.