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X-Files Origins novel series announced

February 23rd, 2016 by Dave Bowling Comments

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Ever wonder just how spooky Mulder could be as a teenager?

The upcoming two young adult novels in the X-Files Origins series will explore the histories of 15-year-old Dana Scully and 17-year-old Fox Mulder. Agent of Chaos and Devil’s Advocate will be set in the spring of 1979, “when serial murder, the occult, and government conspiracy were highlighted in the news“.

Agent of Chaos, following the young Mulder, will be written by New York Times bestselling author Kami Garcia, author of the Legion series of young adult novels. Devil’s advocate, the tale of teenage Scully, is being penned by Jonathan Maberry, a writer for Marvel Comics and bestselling horror and thriller author. Both are to be published by Imprint/Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.

So, what do you think? Is it a good idea to find out more about the backstories of characters we’ve known and loved for more than twenty years (Odin’s Raven I feel old just typing that), or should we just leave this level of backstory to the individual viewer’s headcanon? Let us know your thoughts.

The X-Files Origins novels are set for publication in January 2017.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...