Resident Evil: Genesis is the novelization of the first Resident Evil film. It was written by Keith R. A. DeCandido, and published in 2004 as the prequel to Resident Evil: Apocalypse. It is 277 pages long. The novel provides names and backstory for characters who were simply nicknamed in the film, such as Ms. Black (Ella Fontaine and Medic). It also give details on the life of Alice Abernathy, and elaborates on the organization that Matt Addison and his sister Lisa belong to.