For the comic books, see Comics.
For the films, see Films.
For a list of fictional books in the Mass Effect universe, see Entertainment.

Novels Edit

Mass Effect Edit

There are currently four novels set in the Mass Effect universe. These stories are related to the events of the first Mass Effect trilogy. As the game is considered to be the player's story, none of the novels feature Commander Shepard in any significant detail.

Three of the Mass Effect novels have been written by Drew Karpyshyn, while the fourth and most recent novel was written by William C. Dietz. All novels have been published by Del Rey Books.

Mass Effect: Andromeda Edit

Three novels set in the Mass Effect: Andromeda universe are due for release in 2017 and beyond. Their storylines are to weave directly into the game, taking place "concurrently with the adventure of the game itself". Published by Titan Books, the novels are being written by various authors.[1]

Other BooksEdit

  • The Art of Mass Effect is an art book released alongside the original game. With 175 pages, it includes concept art ranging from characters, to scenery, to the technology of the Mass Effect universe. It was first published in November 2007 by Prima Games; it was also included with special editions of the Mass Effect strategy guide, which was also published by Prima.
  • The Art of the Mass Effect Universe is a compilation of the original trilogy's art books. It also includes never-before-seen artwork created for the Mass Effect franchise. It was released on February 8, 2012. The BioWare Store offered two limited hardcover editions of the book: the first, of which 1,000 copies were produced, included an exclusive slipcover for the book[5] while the second, of which 1,500 copies were produced, was a Collector's Edition with an exclusive clamshell cover and an additional 24-page "Art of the Comics" section. A digital version of the Collector's Edition is also available on mobile devices (Android and iOS).
The Art of Mass Effect Andromeda
  • The Art of Mass Effect: Andromeda is an art book released alongside the game around early 2017. With 184 pages, it includes concept art ranging from characters, arsenal, locations, vehicles, and more.[6] The art book will also be available in classic and limited edition hard copies. The limited edition includes a deluxe "datapad" slipcase, a portfolio including three blueprints of the Tempest exploration vessel, and a code for a digital copy of the book.[7]
  • Mass Effect Adult Coloring Book is a do-it-yourself coloring book featuring 45 lineart items from the original trilogy up to Mass Effect: Andromeda. It was made available for purchase on March 21, 2017.[8]


  1. Titan Books announcement
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  5. BioWare Store: "Art of The Mass Effect Universe Hardcover"
  6. BioWare Store: "The Art of Mass Effect: Andromeda Hardcover"
  7. BioWare Store: "The Art of Mass Effect: Andromeda Limited Edition"