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Scholastic to Launch Horizon, A New Multiplatform Series Led by #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Scott Westerfeld

Posted Jun 10, 2016
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Scholastic has expanded its multi-platform publishing program with the launch of Horizon, a supernatural survival series for readers ages 9 and up. To be written by a team of seven authors anchored by #1 New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld, this new adventure combines books with a fast-paced digital game that allows readers to test their survival skills. The new hardcover book series will launch simultaneously in the U.S., the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, and Canada, with the first book scheduled for release in January 2017. The second book, penned by New York Times bestselling author Jennifer A. Nielsen, will follow in September 2017. Additional authors will be announced at a later date.

Horizon is a supernatural survival story following a diverse group of kids who step from the wreckage of a plane crash to find themselves stranded, at odds, and under threat from curious and terrible creatures. The Horizon digital experience is unlike any other Scholastic has released before, launching simultaneously for desktop and mobile. The breakthrough game play, developed in collaboration with author and avid gamer Scott Westerfeld, puts readers on a race for survival within an ever-shifting landscape. The game combines altered physics, the ability to build lifesaving gadgets, an eerie soundscape, and antigravity modes that allow players to fly – or, if they're not careful, crash.

Scott Westerfeld is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Uglies series, which has been translated into 35 languages; the Leviathan series; Afterworlds; and many other books for young readers. He was born in Texas, and alternates summers between Sydney, Australia and New York City.

Source: Scholastic, scholastic.com


 
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