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November 18, 2006: Anderson to Write “Last Days of Krypton” Novel

WordFire.com has posted an announcement that DC Comics and HarperCollins Books have signed best-selling author Kevin J. Anderson to write a big, epic science fiction novel, THE LAST DAYS OF KRYPTON.

Everyone knows that Superman, the last son of Krypton, was launched as a baby just before his home planet exploded, but only very small parts of the actual last days of Krypton have ever been told. This novel, reminiscent of The Last Days of Pompeii, will tell that tale in an epic form, with many interconnecting storylines, the pomp and grandeur of a doomed world, the politics and struggles, brave heroes and traitors, and finally the escape of one baby.

THE LAST DAYS OF KRYPTON is a substantial novel -- not a comic -- telling the spectacular story of Jor-El and Lara (Superman's parents), General Zod and his uprising, Brainiac and his miniaturized Krypton city, and two desperate parents faced with the end of the world. The novel paints the picture of a society that has never been fully explored, and the origin of a hero we all know. Key elements of the main story will be based on the background details established by DC Comics, but this will be a serious and complex book written for a wide audience, not just comic book afficionados.

Kevin has already completed the first draft, and the novel is scheduled for publication next fall.

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