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    ULTRAMAN: THE OFFICIAL NOVEL OF THE SERIES Coming This December From Titan Books

    Source: Titan Books press release
    Special Thanks to Daisy Saunders

    Photo courtesy of Titan Books. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS

    Pursuing a fugitive space monster, a Being of Light enters Earth’s atmosphere. Accidentally colliding with a patrolling jet, piloted by Science Patrol Agent Shin Hayata, the Being merges with the pilot to save his life and vows to defend the Earth.

    Now whenever the planet is threatened by alien invaders, terrifying monsters or any threat beyond the capabilities of humanity, Shin Hayata transforms into the towering Ultraman to restore peace and save the day.

    Dive into the action-packed adventure as told by Hugo, Clarke and Scribe Award-winning author Pat Cadigan.

    Titan Books will release ULTRAMAN: The Official Novel of the Series by Pat Cadigan, a bold adaptation of the classic series in a paperback novel format, in the United States and United Kingdom on December 12, 2023.  This is the perfect novel for fans of the original 1966 special effects television series by Eiji Tsuburaya as well as the recent NETFLIX anime series. It will be followed by the novelization of ULTRASEVEN in March 2024.

    Pat Cadigan  is a science fiction, fantasy and horror writer, three-time winner of the Locus Award, twice winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award and one-time winner of the Hugo Award. She wrote the novelization of Alita: Battle Angel, and a prequel novel to the highly anticipated film, Iron City. She also wrote Lost in Space: Promised Land, novelizations of two episodes of The Twilight Zone, the Cellular novelization, and the novelization and sequel to Jason X.

    Publisher: Titan Books
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Pages: 288
    ISBN-13: 9781803362458
    Release Date: December 12, 2023
    Price: $16.95 (US), £9.99 (UK)

    About Tsuburaya Fields Media & Pictures Entertainment Inc.

    Tsuburaya Fields Media & Pictures Entertainment Inc., headquartered in Los Angeles, is active in the production and distribution of ULTRAMAN entertainment content for North America and other markets. The new subsidiary will expand the ULTRAMAN North America licensing program into the UK, EU, South America, and MENA markets thereby solidifying  the franchise’s place on the global stage.


    About Titan Books

    Titan Books was founded in 1982 and for many years operated out of the Forbidden Planet store in Drury Lane, London (UK). In 2000, now a part of TEG the company moved to its current residence on Southwark Street in South London, not far from the Tate Modern.

    Titan Books originally came to prominence as the first British trade paperback/reprint publisher for long-running UK comics anthology series 2000 AD‘s — focusing primarily on the lead character Judge Dredd. However it soon added to its roster with a major distribution deal with DC Comics — starting with The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller in 1986.

    The DC Comics deal was in many ways the first deal of it’s kind, bringing Graphic Novels produced by the comics giant to UK books and entertainment stores, making popular characters like Batman, Superman and the Green Lantern available to a general audience. This was quite an innovation and helped pave the way for a burgeoning Graphic Novels market in the UK today.

    In 1992 Titan Distribution was sold to Diamond Comics and the team who co-owned the company parted ways. Nick Landau and Vivian Chueng took over full ownership of Forbidden Planet and in 1993 launched the umbrella company Titan Entertainment Group.

    It was in the 1990’s that Titan Books seized on the opportunity to begin publishing movie and television tie-in books. Fans of major sci-fi and supernatural movies and TV shows were hungry to learn more about how they were made. With lavish art, concept drawings, info on special effects and interviews with the cast and creators, these books take you behind the scenes of some of the biggest shows and movies of their time. Some of the very earliest tie in books came from Alien, Terminator, Star Trek and Star Wars amongst many others.

    In 1995 TEG launched Titan Magazines to help provide a swelling audience of thirsty fans more information on their favourite shows in a current and up-to-date way, launching magazines for Star Trek, Star Wars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, X-Files and many others.

    With fans ever hungry for more, Titan produced many fiction tie-in titles that took stories of major movies and shows further, introducing major new canon story-lines for key and minor players in each franchise. Some of the earliest fiction Titan produced was for Star Trek Next Generation, and has since grown to include Alien and Aliens, Terminator, Planet of the Apes and many TV shows including X-files, Supernatural, 24 and Fringe.


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