Fans looking to delve deeper into the cyberpunk dystopia of the Deus Ex series need look no further than Deus Ex: The Icarus Effect, a novel coming next year from Del Rey and tie-in author supreme James Swallow.

Secret agent Anna Kelso and special-ops soldier Ben Saxon live in a world of great and powerful technological advancement, but dark forces conspire to push the limits of human potential, threatening the future of mankind. When the unlikely pair get too close to the truth, their actions could save the world, or doom it forever.

Yeah, it sounds like just about every conspiracy novel on the market, but with a Deus Ex-flavored twist. Plus, characters and events from Icarus Effect will bleed over into the upcoming Deus Ex: Human Revolution game, so you'll be missing out if you pass it up.

Besides, James Swallow knows how to write about pre-existing fictional settings, having worked with Doctor Who, Warhammer 40K, Stargate, and Star Trek. He even worked on Resistance 2, and if you recall, that game certainly had a story of some sort.


Look for Deus Ex: The Icarus Effect sometime next year, likely around the time Human Revolution hits shelves.