Valve fans should know the name Ted Kosmatka, he is one of the writers at Valve Software and worked on both the ‘Lab Rat’ comic and ‘DotA 2’. Now Kosmatka is preparing to release his second novel, a thrilling piece named Prophet of Bones.
The novel is set in an “alternative world” where creationism is the “reigning theory” according to the publisher. The story follows a young scientist named Paul Carlson, who is on the verge of unlocking a secret that will change our view of science forever. Carlson will be summoned to the “remote Indonesian island of Flores to collect DNA samples from the ancient bones of a strange, never-before-seen species”. It isn’t long until Carlson’s findings are shut down by “paramilitaries who will stop at nothing to silence him”.
Ted Kosmatka is the author of one previous novel, The Games. His short fiction has been nominated for both the Nebula Award and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, and appeared in numerous Year’s Best collections. You can read an exceprt of the book by downloading the .pdf file here. The book is scheduled to release on April 2, 2013.
source: prophetofbones, amazon