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Del Ray to publish Deus Ex novel

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Del Rey, an imprint of Ballantine Books at the Random House Publishing Group, has announced their plans to publish a novel set in the Deus Ex universe. Deus Ex: The Icarus Effect will be written by author James Swallow and will be released sometime in 2011.

In The Icarus Effect, dark and secret powers are coming together to take control through designs so large and intricate they will take decades to come to fruition. But when two unlikely heroes—Anna Kelso, a Secret Service agent, and Ben Saxon, a special-ops soldier—draw uncomfortably close to the truth, the choices they make here and now will alter the course of history... or usher in an age of darkness.

“We’re really pleased to be able to announce this new Deus Ex novel with Del Rey books,” said Deus Ex Marketing Game Manager Andre Vu. “The novel is set in the Deus Ex universe and there will be characters and story elements in it that will overlap with our next videogame, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, which we hope fans will be very excited about.”

James Swallow is a renowned science fiction writer who has penned both novels and scripts for popular franchises such as Doctor Who, Stargate, Warhammer 40,000, and Star Trek. He has also worked on numerous video games including Star Trek Invasion, Maelstrom, and Killzone 2.

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