Deadlands Novels in the Tor Pipeline!

DeadlandsWatch for Deadlands coming to the shelves of your favorite book store! Pinnacle Entertainment and Visionary Comics have reached an agreement with Tor Books to publish original novels set in the world of Deadlands! The initial deal is for three novels, with authors including best-selling Jonathan Maberry and Jeff Mariotte.

Jeff Mariotte, author of Season of the Wolf and writer/creator of the horror western comic book Desperadoes, said, “Deadlands is a terrific universe, rich with story possibilities and right up my alley. Getting to write short fiction and comics based on Deadlands was a treat; getting to be part of the process of bringing that world to life in novels for the first time—as a writer, and behind the scenes—is an honor and a fantastic pleasure.”

Shane Hensley added, “It’s been such a joy watching Visionary play in our sandbox. We truly consider them partners in growing and expanding the Deadlands universe. Now Jonathan Maberry and Jeff Mariotte get to really dig deep and explore the world in the kind of depth you only get with full-length novels, and we’re as excited as anyone else to see what they do.”

Jonathan Maberry, multiple Bram Stoker award-winning author said, “I’m really excited about writing Deadlands: Ghostwalkers, a balls-to-the-walls alt-history steampunk supernatural shoot-‘em-up action western. With zombies. I think I was genetically designed to write this kind of book.”

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