‘Stranger Things’ Books and Novels Are on Their Way

By June 14, 2018 New Releases, Television

Stranger Things is the hit sci-fi horror series which made its debut on Netflix in 2016. The show was met with critical acclaim and a second season was released in 2017. A third season is currently in the works, but if you’re in desperate need of a Stranger Things fix, then you’ll be pleased to learn that a number of Stranger Things books are set to be released.

As Bloody Disgusting reports, a novel is set to be released which will serve as a prequel to the show and will follow Eleven’s mother and the MKUltra programme, it will be penned by author Gwenda Bond. More novels aimed at both adults and younger readers are expected to follow suite and they will be published by Penguin Random House, who has teamed up with Netflix.

If waiting until Spring of next year is too much, then you should also check out the Stranger Things companion book that is set to be released this Autumn. The book will give readers a behind-the-scenes look at the series and further explore the mysteries of the Stranger Things universe. It will be titled Stranger Things: World Turned Upside Down: The Official Behind-The-Scenes Companion.

A second book is also set to be released alongside the companion book which will come in the form of a hardcover gift book for young children, it is yet to have its title revealed but will apparently offer “advice, wisdom, and warnings from the Stranger Things world.” Audio versions of the books will also be available, though it is unknown if the cast of Stranger Things will voice their characters in the recordings.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Illustrated Finally has a Release Date

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When the Harry Potter illustrated series by Jim Kay was first announced we were promised a book a year, making buying Christmas presents very easy! However, when it came to the Autumn of 2018 it was announced that there would be no Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Illustrated in time for Christmas.

Rumour was that Jim Kay was struggling to finish in time, given the length of the later books. If true it’s not great news as it means that it’s likely to be an ongoing problem as the books get longer.

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Salman Rushdie to Publish Don Quixote Inspired Novel

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Salman Rushdie is to publish a Don Quixote inspired novel later this year. Quichotte is inspired by the Miguel de Cervantes classic text and tells the story of an ageing travelling salesman who falls inn love with a TV star and sets off across America on a quest to prove himself worthy.

Based on the classic novel, it’s a story of a derange time, relationships, racism, and even the end of the world. Bea Hemming from Vintage publishing described the novel as “Quichotte sees Salman Rushdie at the height of his powers. Intricately plotted, wildly original, tender, comic and deeply moving, Quichotte is both an ingenious homage to Cervantes and a book that speaks urgently to our unstable times.”

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Peaky Blinders Tie-In Book Coming

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Later this year comes the fifth series of The Peaky Blinders to the BBC, the much loved show based on gang activity in the early 20th Century. Earlier in the run we brought you a blog featuring books that you’d love if you love the Peaky Blinders, including some non-fiction reading about the time the show is based around and now comes the news that the first tie-in book for the series is coming in the Autumn.
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Handmaid’s Tale Graphic Novel Coming Very Soon

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Later this month a graphic novel adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s classic novel The Handmaid’s Tale will be released. Canadian artist Renee Nault has been working on this visual representation of the classic for the last four years and the book will be released in hardback on 26th March with pre-orders available on the link at the bottom of this piece.

The new book is released “With the aim of making this edition a standalone work of art, she has brought Atwood’s terrifying modern classic to vivid life as never before,” said the publisher Jonathan Cape for the UK release, while Doubleday will publish the US version of the graphic novel.

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Two Tie-In Books Coming for Good Omens Adaptation

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You can’t have failed to hear the news that Good Omens, by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, has been adaptation by the BBC and Amazon Studios. Neil Gaiman is heavily tied in with the production so we have high hopes for the adaptation, and today we’ve heard the news that there are two tie-in books coming to accompany the new series.

Good Omens will air on Amazon Prime Video on 31st May 2019, announced just last week along with the opening credits and some news from the adaptation, and now fans will be able to get their hands on two companion books in time for release.

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