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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.