Bioshock Novel confirmed for March 2011

By on January 6, 2011

After an oblivion delay, the novel written by sci-fi author John Shirley will be available on the first day of March.

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A promised release of a novel detailing the rise of Rapture, a prose novel being written based on the Bioshock video game series from developer Irrational Games. The novel was planned to be published alongside the launch of Bioshock 2 back in 2010. However, the novel was delayed into oblivion and never released with the game, extra content was promised to be added later. Now, it is actually coming. has a new listing for the novel titled Bioshock: Rapture stating it will be released on March 1.

The book is written by sci-fi author John Shirley. Moreover, there’s a special introductory chapter added by Irrational Games’ headman Ken Levine.

Bioshock’s special novel will be out in March. You can read a short synopsis below:

“It’s the end of World War II. FDR’s New Deal has redefined American politics. Taxes are at an all-time high. The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki has brought a fear of total annihilation. The rise of secret government agencies and sanctions on business has many watching their backs. America’s sense of freedom is diminishing . . . and many are desperate to take their freedom back.

Among them is a great dreamer, an immigrant who pulled himself from the depths of poverty to become one of the wealthiest and admired men in the world. That man is Andrew Ryan, and he believed that great men and women deserve better. And so he set out to create the impossible, a utopia free from government, censorship, and moral restrictions on science–where what you give is what you get. He created Rapture—the shining city below the sea.

But as we all know, this utopia suffered a great tragedy. This is the story of how it all came to be . . .and how it all ended.”


Other than his excessively biased enthusiasm toward gaming, and technology behind the whole industry, there's a huge fondness inside that drives him nuts to pick up his keyboard and start writing for the love of it.

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