Tor Books, an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC-the largest publisher of science fiction in the world-and CCP Games are pleased to announce a grand new space opera set in the universe of EVE Online, the largest and most successful science fiction MMOG (Massive Multiplayer Online Game) today with over 300,000 subscribers worldwide. EVE: THE BURNING LIFE (Tor, $14.99) will be published in North America in November 2009.
Hjalti Daníelsson has worked in different capacities on EVE Online since its start in 2003 and currently serves as CCP's main creative writer for the harsh universe of New Eden, the setting for EVE Online. He is the author of more than seventy short stories and assorted other fiction set in the EVE Online universe. A visceral writer whose aggressive prose and grand operatic scope is reminiscent of Iain M. Banks and Joe Haldeman, Daníelsson's storytelling talent and familiarity with the EVE universe make him the ideal candidate to write a full-length novelization for fans and newcomers alike.
"EVE is a phenomenal SF offering," said Eric Raab, Tor Editor. "The game is beyond awe-inspiring, and its intricacies deserve stories. Hjalti's storytelling skills shine in-game and in his short fiction. We at Tor are truly excited for his first foray into the novel form."
An epic hybrid of space opera and military science fiction, EVE: THE BURNING LIFE stands on its own for science fiction readers looking for a new universe to explore. It also promises to compliment the vast EVE backstory by providing fans a personal narrative through new realms of this massive world. "Though the player-driven drama unfolding daily in EVE Online is the essence of our virtual world, CCP firmly believes that EVE can transcend the boundaries of a single medium to offer new ways of experiencing its richness" said Thor Gunnarsson, VP of Business Development at CCP. "We are thrilled to collaborate with the incredibly talented team at Tor Books to bring a taste of the EVE universe to sci-fi readers around the world."
EVE: THE BURNING LIFE
By Hjalti Danielsson
On-Sale: November 2009
400 pages * ISBN: 0-7653-2486-5 * $14.99
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