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Character and Aconyte Books collaborate on Terraforming Mars novels for Denmark

The board game Terraforming Mars from FryxGames in Sweden has been a massive success since its original 2016 release. 2018 saw the release of a localized and highly successful Nordic version of the game, translated by the Copenhagen-based agency Character Localization and Publishing. Today Character and Asmodee Entertainment are delighted to announce that work is underway on a Danish translation of the first Terraforming Mars novel, In the Shadow of Deimos, with publication set for later this Autumn.

The English-language novel will be published this September by Aconyte Books, the fiction imprint of the game’s distributor, Asmodee. Author Jane Killick is a British novelist and journalist who juggles working for BBC Radio with a lifelong passion for science fiction. Alongside several series of original SF novels, she has also written numerous behind the scenes books, including a guide to TV show Red Dwarf, and a series on Babylon 5.

In the Shadow of Deimos is set among the colonies on Mars, in the year 2316, where the recently created Terraforming Committee arbitrates the dramatic development of Mars by powerful rival corporations. When a rogue asteroid crashes into a research centre and kills its lone technician, their investigation reveals a multitude of motives, until a corporation insider stumbles on a dark conspiracy. Two Martians with very different agendas must navigate a trail of destruction and treachery to uncover the truth and expose those responsible. But as lines blur between progress and humanity, Mars itself remains the biggest adversary of all.