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    The people’s hero Keanu Reeves has written a novel with China Miéville.

    Emily Temple

    January 10, 2024, 10:27am

    Yep—noted art book publisher, comic book writer, and all-purpose hero Keanu Reeves is back to bless the darkest timeline with a novel. The Book of Elsewhere, which will be published by Del Rey on July 23, 2024, was co-written with China Miéville, and is set in the world of the BRZRKR comics that Reeves wrote with Matt Kindt and artist Ron Garney. According to the publisher, the novel “follows an immortal warrior on a millennias-long quest to discover the key to his immortality—and perhaps, a way to free himself from it.”

    “It was extraordinary to have the opportunity to collaborate on The Book of Elsewhere with one of my favorite authors, China Miéville,” said Keanu Reeves in a press release. “China did exactly what I was hoping for—he came in with a clear architecture for the story and how he wanted to play with the world of BRZRKR, a world that I love so much. I was thrilled with his vision and feel honored to be a part of this collaborative process.”

    “Sometimes the greatest games are those you play with other people’s toys,” China Miéville said. “It was an honour, a shock and a delight when Keanu invited me to play. But I could never have predicted how generous he’d be with toys he’s spent so long creating, how glad to experiment together, how open to true collaboration. I hope readers get to experience even a fraction of the pleasure reading The Book of Elsewhere that I experienced in the writing—in the serious business of play.”

    Here’s the cover:

    And you can preorder it here.

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