Joe Hill, author of Heart-Shaped Box and Horns, guest editor of the first Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy anthology, and offspring of a little-known writer named Stephen King, will release his new thriller, The Fireman, next May.
The Fireman sees the world suffering a global pandemic — but this isn’t your typical Contagion flu or World War Z zombie disease. When you’re affected with “Dragonscale,” as it’s colloquially known, lovely black and gold marks appear on your body — but eventually, you’ll burst into flames. The only afflicted person who hasn’t spontaneously combusted is a mysterious, iron-bar wielding figure called The Fireman, who has somehow taught himself to control the fire threatening to escape his body, and wanders the streets trying to save afflicted people from “Cremation Squads” who have taken it upon themselves to burn any black and gold-flecked people they see.
While The Fireman doesn’t hit shelves until May 17, 2016, Entertainment Weekly is thrilled to present the book’s cover reveal and a sneak peek at the prologue. To pre-order a signed first edition, click HERE, and to pre-order The Fireman in hardcover or e-book, head to HarperCollins. (Reprinted from Entertainment Weekly)