An annihilation force of invading aliens. Human civilization on the brink of extinction. Earth’s only hope — seven cadets and the legendary starship they were never meant to command.
By Glen Zipper and Elaine Mongeon
"Zipper and Mongeon seamlessly weave the thrills and starry-eyed imagination of Star Trekwith the introspective heart and humor of a John Hughes film - it's a total blast." – Seth Grahame-Smith, The New York Times bestselling author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
From award-winning filmmakers Glen Zipper — known for creating the wildly popular Netflix series Dogs and producing such films as the Academy Award ® winning Undefeated and the critically acclaimed Showbiz Kids directed by Alex Winter (Bill & Ted Face The Music), currently streaming on HBO, and Elaine Mongeon — associate producer on notable films and series such as Magic Mike XXL and Red Oaks and the director of cult short horror films for Warner Bros. and Hulu — comes the incredible new novel DEVASTATION CLASS (HarperCollins/Blink, Hardcover, $18.99, September 8, 2020).
When Zipper and Mongeon first met, the two bonded over their love of all things sci-fi, and films like Star Wars, Alien and The Last Starfighter. Finding inspiration in their shared creative passions, it wasn’t long before they began working on their own science fiction novel, DEVASTATION CLASS, having an eye toward an adaptation for film.
With pulse-pounding action, mind-bending twists, and mysterious Easter eggs hidden throughout, the novel and the forthcoming sequels of the Devastation Class trilogy should no doubt delight fans of the genre.
Set in the distant future, seven cadets must stage a mutiny aboard a revolutionary starship when the mysterious Kastazi — a vicious and highly advanced alien race — threatens to invade again after a nine-year siege.
For JD Marshall and Viv Nixon, gifted cadets and best friends, the mission holds special meaning: It offers an opportunity to prove themselves and begin to escape the long shadows of their legendary war hero parents.
Forced to take command, JD and Viv escape the ambush of the Kastazi with the help of the ship's prototype Blink Reactor — an experimental technology they expect to send them to the safe, distant reaches of space. When their escape transports them to a reality they don’t recognize and reveals unimaginably terrifying secrets, they must fight their way home to save not just everyone they love but also humanity itself.
Standing in their way are an insurmountable enemy, saboteurs from within, a mystery eons in the making... and the fabric of time and space itself.
MEET THE AUTHORS
Award-winning filmmaker Elaine Mongeon wrote and directed the short films Good Morning for Warner Bros. Pictures and Swiped to Death for Hulu and the Sundance Institute. She also served as an associate producer on Magic Mike XXL. Elaine has a love for the outdoors and has been known to spend her time traversing glaciers in Canada and precision motorcycle riding. Originally from New England, she currently resides in Los Angeles.
Glen Zipper is producer of the Oscar-winning documentary Undefeated, and the popular Netflix series Dogs, which was greenlit for a second season. He is also known for recently producing the HBO film Showbiz Kids directed by Alex Winter of the hit franchise Bill and Ted and is producer of the Emmy Award-nominated and Critics Choice Awards-winning HBO series What’s My Name | Muhammad Ali. Born in New York City and raised in Fort Lee, NJ, Glen currently resides in Los Angeles, where he enjoys motorcycle riding and stopping to pet every dog he sees.