Did you know Macross Plus had a prequel novel? It was written in 1996 by Nobumoto Keiko, who also penned the script for the OVA/movie. It takes place several years before the main story and reveals lots of background information about the three protagonists and their relationships with their parents/friends, Myung’s rise and fall as an idol, Sharon’s ‘birth’, the development of the fighters we see later, as well as what actually happened on that one night.
The illustrations are, well, mostly relevant, although a bit generic, and I felt there were some really poignant scenes that deserved to be illustrated instead, but eh. Also, the last one isn’t accurate.