Written by Julie Vegas on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Chuck Palahniuk has announced both titles and release dates for his next three books.

First, he is following his novel Damned up with a sequel entitled Doomed. Here’s how he describes the upcoming novel in his own words:

The next novel will follow Madison back to earth as a ghost, doomed to haunting her parents for a year. In flashback we see her earlier childhood, including the death of the kitten whose dead body subsequently clogged the plumbing of the Beverly-Wilshire Hotel. That death is not Madison’s doing, but another death is. Whether it’s murder or self-defense, as a ten-year-old Madison kills someone horrifically, and that’s the most-likely reason why she was damned in the first place. We also begin to recognize a centuries-long conspiracy engineered to train and test Maddy for her role as the savior of all spiritual beings.

Nope, nothing subtle, here.

Oh, I forgot to mention it but the world ends in this next book.

Doomed will be hitting shelves October 8th. One year later, he will release a comic/erotic thriller, entitled Beautiful You. He describes it as a mash-up of mommy porn, chick lit and fantasy – like if Ira Levin had a baby with Jean Auel.

He also has a short story collection coming out in 2015. This collection will contain many of the stories he has published in Playboy, plus new ones.


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