Bantam has inked a deal with Dean Koontz for three new Frankenstein novels. The series was started in 2005 in paperback. This continuation will be in hardcover.
The first new volume, Lost Souls, will be published in May 2010 and begins a new story cycle that will continue with the two subsequent books, to be released in May 2011 and May 2012.
The books in Koontz's original Frankenstein trilogy have been bestsellers, and the third volume, Dead and Alive, debuted at number one on the New York Times paperback bestseller list when it pubbed in July. Lost Souls will pick up where Dead and Alive left off, with the setting moving to the American West and a new villain arriving on the scene. Koontz's longtime editor, Tracy Devine, will edit the new books.
Bantam is looking to up the profile of the series and to gain a wider audience. It seems like an opportune time for some new Frankenstein. We're certainly ready.