Aconyte Books, the fiction imprint of global games group Asmodee, has announced details of its range of novels inspired by the game "Pandemic."
The first title will be Pandemic: Patient Zero, hitting shelves in September. Then, a few years in the future, an expert team of epidemiologists is tasked with tracking down potential outbreaks and ensuring that they are resolved before a full pandemic can break out.
"To say this series has been long in the planning would be an understatement," says Marc Gascoigne, publisher, Aconyte. "Patient Zero was completely written and about to be announced in early Spring 2020 when… well, we all know what happened next. So even with a message as positive as the one enshrined in the game and the novels, the timing wasn't right. Now updated, it truthfully and respectfully captures the courage and sacrifice of experts in the field. It shows what can be achieved when teamwork, cooperation and empowerment are put to the test."
The author is Amanda Bridgeman, whose pair of futuristic crime thrillers, The Subjugate and The Sensation, have recently been optioned for a TV series by the team behind "True Detective" and "Mr. Robot." Two more novels are currently in development for publication in 2022.