The X-Files Prequel Novels Will Follow Mulder and Scully as Teenagers

Monday, 22 February 2016 - 1:08PM
X-Files
Monday, 22 February 2016 - 1:08PM
The X-Files Prequel Novels Will Follow Mulder and Scully as Teenagers
If there's one thing the X-Files revival has proven so far, it's that fans can't get enough of Mulder and Scully. So naturally, the franchise is expanding into young adult novels with the X-Files: Origins series, which will follow our favorite FBI agents as teenagers.

The series will begin with two novels that will be released simultaneously: Agent of Chaos and Devil's Advocate. Agent of Chaos will follow Mulder as a 17-year-old, while Devil's Advocate will follow Scully as a 15-year-old. Here are the details, according to a report from EW:
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Each story is set in the spring of 1979, when serial murder, the occult, and government conspiracy were highlighted in the news. The books... follow Mulder and Scully as they experience life-changing events that set them on the path to becoming the FBI agents depicted by David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson on the cult-favorite TV show The X-Files.
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Agent of Chaos will be written by Kami Garcia, best known for writing the fantasy YA novel Beautiful Creatures, which went on to become a #1 NYT bestseller, as well as Bram Stoker nominees Unbreakable and Unmarked. Devil's Advocate will be penned by Jonathan Maberry, a horror fiction writer who won the Bram Stoker Award for his novels Rot & Ruin, Dust and Decay, and Flesh and Bone. He has also written several works for Marvel Comics, including issues of Wolverine, Black Panther, and Marvel Universe vs. The Punisher.

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"When I watched the pilot episode back in 1993, I became immediately obsessed with The X-Files," said publisher Erin Stein. "As a die-hard fan of the show, the opportunity to work with incredible authors on original stories about these characters is a dream come true for me. Why did Mulder become a believer? Why did Scully become a skeptic? We get to tell those stories."
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Agent of Chaos and Devil's Advocate are set to be published in January 2017.
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