I consider this to be cool news. 🙂
I’ve not yet watched the last season of Heroes (still planning to, ye naysayers!), but I’ll definitely be reading Shift when it’s released! 🙂 Here’s the news, from the press-release:
“Transworld Publishers are pleased to announce the acquisition of a trilogy of novels by Tim Kring and Dale Peck. Kring is best-known as the creator of the hit TV series, Heroes, which is regularly watched by 3-4 million viewers per episode.
Simon Thorogood and Simon Taylor jointly acquired the series of novels from Kring’s US publisher, Crown. The first novel introduces Chandler Forrestal, a man whose life is changed forever when he is unwittingly dragged into a CIA mind-control experiment. After being given a massive does of LSD, Chandler develops a frightening array of mental powers.
Simon Thorogood described the series as ‘having all the elements that make Heroes such a success – intelligent plotting, great characterisation and must-know-what-happens suspense.’ Simon Taylor added that ‘the finished novel more than delivers on the tantalizing promise of this project which we first heard about a couple of years ago.’
The first in the series, Shift, will be published by Bantam Press in January 2011.”
What do you all think? Good idea? Cool premise?