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Transformers Origins, Novel to Expand 'War for Cybertron' Story

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Perceptor at 2010-04-28 11:30 am


NEW YORK, NY – April 27, 2010 – Del Rey, an imprint of Ballantine Books at the Random House Publishing Group, announced today that Del Rey Books will publish TRANSFORMERS: EXODUS.  Telling one of the most important stories in the TRANSFORMERS canon, this novel explores and expands upon the origins of the supervillain MEGATRON, leader of the evil DECEPTICONS, and the rise of OPTIMUS PRIME to leadership of the heroic AUTOBOTS.  TRANSFORMERS: EXODUS will be written by Alex Irvine and will release in Summer 2010.
In an exciting year for the telling of this important origins moment in the TRANSFORMERS story, TRANSFORMERS: EXODUS takes fans deep into the secret lore of the TRANSFORMERS universe, charting the creation of the DECEPTICONS and the AUTOBOTS—and chronicling the civil war that divided them.  At the center of this thrilling history are OPTIMUS PRIME and MEGATRON, the ultimate hero and the ultimate villain, whose destinies are entwined with that of their home planet, CYBERTRON.  Developed in close partnership with Hasbro, this is a canonical TRANSFORMERS tale that also relates to, and expands on, the story being told in the upcoming video game, TRANSFORMERS: War for Cybertron, from Activision.  Fans will not want to miss all of the details, that can only be told in novel form, the moment OPTIMUS gains “PRIME” status, MEGATRON becomes his arch enemy and leader of the DECEPTICONS and their great civil war begins.
About the Author:
Alex Irvine’s first novel, A Scattering of Jades (Tor 7/02), won the Crawford Award for best new writer, which is given by The International Association for Fantastic in the Arts. He also won awards for best new novel from Locus Magazine and The Internati onal Horror Guild, and he was a finalist for the Campbell Award for best new writer. His short fiction has appeared in the Vestal Review, Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine, Alchemy, and Year's Best Science Fiction, among others. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Award for his short story "Snapdragons." The Narrows, his third novel, was an Best Top 10 selection for Science Fiction and Fantasy.

lioconvoy said,  - 2010-04-28 15:22:28
hmm i am interested in this. i believe that i will get this story.

from what was ritten hear it would seem that "optimus" gained the prime in his name easyer than being reformatted from optamix or orion packs. i look forward to finding out mor
STARSCREAM2 said,  - 2010-04-28 22:21:06
I am excited, but the War Dawn story and Five faces of Darkness gives us the true cannon.As far as Optamix, I see this is a complete farce. They need to stick to what we learned as children. Prime is not just a title, it is a position. Optimus is his name. Prime is his position as leader.I still am glad that G1 ia being looked into. The movies make it work for some reason.
"Developed in close partnership with Hasbro..."

They're talking about a novel. Great literature if ever I saw it.
Chris said,  - 2010-04-30 23:56:31
I actually have this author coming on my radio show to talk about this novel and his other ones in case any one is interested email me at to learn more
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