Today, Del Rey announced plans to publish a novel set within the Warren Spector-created Deus Ex universe entitled Deus Ex: The Icarus Effect at some point in 2011. The book, written by James Swallow, will apparently tie into the upcoming Deus Ex prequel, Human Revolution.
"DEUS EX: THE ICARUS EFFECT is set in the complex and enthralling world of Deus Ex, a cyberpunk-style technological dystopia where all is not what it seems. In the not-so-distant future, the world is a place of great innovation and technological advancement... but also a place of chaos and conspiracy. New technologies push the limits of human potential, even while they threaten the very future of the world. And from the shadows, dark and secret powers are coming together to take control, intent on designs so large, so intricate, they will take decades to come to fruition. But when two unlikely heroes—Anna Kelso, a Secret Service agent, and Ben Saxon, a special-ops soldier—draw uncomfortably close to the truth, the choices they make here and now will alter the course of history... or usher in an age of darkness."
In addition his novel writing, Swallow has penned scripts for both game and television. He has written for Doctor Who, Stargate, Star Trek, Killzone 2, and a few less notable projects. His resume makes him more than qualified to write something a little bit meatier than Scholastic's "Worlds of Power" series, so this should be worth picking up.
If you missed the original Deus Ex, you may currently acquire it via Steam for $9.99. Playing it now will prepare you for conversations about how the prequel failed to live up to the original.