Official Press Release
New York Times bestselling science fiction novelist Kevin J. Anderson brings an original project to WildStorm Productions with the graphic novel THE SAGA OF SEVEN SUNS: VEILED ALLIANCES, illustrated by Robert Teranishi and colored by Wendy Fouts Broome.
If the title sounds familiar, it's because The Saga of Seven Suns novel series debuts in July with the Warner Aspect title The Saga of Seven Suns: Hidden Empire.
As Anderson says, "THE SAGA OF SEVEN SUNS is a multi-volume chronicle of a legendary war that spans half the galaxy and nearly shatters the cosmos. The series follows the family intrigues, the loves and tragedies, pomp and pageantry among several competing races in an expanding stellar empire. With my previous work on Star Wars, X-Files, and Dune, I feel like I've been training my whole life for this epic."
"I've created a universe filled with fantastic places, strange creatures, and plenty of characters and color," says Anderson. "There are some parts of the story that are best told visually, and there's no better way to do that than in a gorgeous graphic novel format. There are things you can do in a comic that you can't do in prose, and I tried to take advantage of those possiblities when I wrote the graphic novel."
"Kevin's imagination is a wild and wonderful gift, and one that he's always been generous about sharing with the reading public," says WildStorm Senior Editor Jeff Mariotte. "As an editor, it's a joy to work with such an inventive writer, particularly on a project designed to bridge the worlds of science fiction and graphic fiction. THE SAGA OF SEVEN SUNS can only help to spread the word about how great comics can be."
"I'm truly excited about the Saga. The novels are engrossing, and Kevin has created a highly imaginative and elaborate world that's ripe for expression through different media," says Jaime Levine, Editor of Warner Aspect. "It's a real pleasure to be working with DC Comics."
THE SAGA OF SEVEN SUNS: VEILED ALLIANCES is set a hundred years before events in Hidden Empire and establishes many of the situations from the novel. Although both the novel and the graphic novel may be read as freestanding works, readers of both will be treated to a larger scope of events.
Anderson is the writer of Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi and Predator: Primal for Dark Horse and Topps Comics' X-Files, as well as being the co-writer of the WildStorm graphic novel STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - THE GORN CRISIS. Anderson's prose works include the Dune prequel novels (co-written with Brian Herbert), Star Wars and X-Files series novels, as well as original works including Hopscotch, Resurrection, Inc., and the short story collection Dogged Persistence.
THE SAGA OF SEVEN SUNS: VEILED ALLIANCES is a 96-page hardcover graphic novel scheduled for 2003.