F-ZERO 【…そしてスピードの神へ】(F-ZERO 【...soshite speed no kami e】, roughly translated to "And then, to the Gods of Speed") is an F-Zero light novel written by Katsuyuki Ozaki, and illustrated by Kagami Yasuhiro. The novel was released on February 5th, 1992 and was published in the Futabasha Fantasy Novel Series.
It consists of over 200 pages and 6 chapters.
The novel presents an original and darker take on the F-Zero series, and is considered as a third F-Zero universe. Due to it being only printed in Japanese, not much is known about the novel by the English speaking side of the F-Zero community. Translation efforts were said to be underway, albeit unofficially, but no real breakthroughs have been recorded yet.
A full scan of the novel's contents can be found here (link leads to a MEGA folder containing scans of the novel).
- It was widely believed that the person illustrated on the cover on the novel was a woman, but this is actually due to odd placement of the shoulders, which may have given the appearance of breasts.
- This character may be Swan Lee, the protagonist of the novel who may take up the role as the Novel Captain Falcon's possible successor.
- F-Zero: And Then, To The Gods Of Speed, overview thread by twitter user step70s