BioShock Novel to Be Published by Tor Books

BioShock is set to expand into literary realms this fall with a novel published by sci-fi and fantasy publisher Tor Books, according to a book catalogue received by Gamasutra.

An included sample page is credited to BioShock writer and creative director Ken Levine, but Gamasutra speculates this might credit concepts not authorship. All that's certain is that the novel will run 400 pages and be available in hardcover and paperback.


Tor Books has previously published novels based upon a variety of video games including Halo, Dragon Age and Perfect Dark, often writen by developers themselves.

The novel's fall launch window happily coincidences with BioShock 2's release date of November 3--announced yesterday--on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.