Next year, a prequel novel will also be released. Between the three volumes readers will see a mixture of nonfiction and fiction that expands the Stranger Things world for both adults and young readers.
That prequel novel will provide details on the MKUltra program and on Eleven's mother, though info on the other books - planned for later in 2019 - weren't provided. The second, still-untitled book will be aimed at younger readers, and will be a gift book that offers "advice, wisdom, and warnings from the Stranger Things world", the publisher said. Project MKUltra, which was an actual Central Intelligence Agency program, is how Eleven got her mental powers while being experimented on under the watchful eye of the nefarious Dr. Brenner (Matthew Modine).
You know your genre property has reached maximum pop culture penetration once it gets its own expanded universe of spin-off books, and for Stranger Things, that time has come.
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The Stranger Things books will initially release under the US and British Commonwealth publishing teams of Del Rey Books, Random House Children's Books, Cornerstone Publishing, and Penguin Random House Children's United Kingdom, with additional territories and imprints to follow.