Its been over a year since csi creator and executive producer anthony zuiker unleashed the grim world of steve dark upon readers with the release of his first diginovel, level 26. London, uk march 4, 2010 penguin books has announced the launch of anthony e zuikers dark origins and the diginovel to the world of book publishing. Dark origins, and on thursday october 14th, zuiker is returning to the level 26 universe with the release of level 26. There are more than 100,000 registered users on level26. Level 26 is a series of crime thrillers centered on a rogue serial killer hunter. It follows operative steve dark as he follows the trail left to him by his nemesis, a serial killer nicknamed sqweegel. Featuring steve dark, book 1 by duane swierczynski and anthony e zuiker book cover, description, publication history.
Dark origins law enforcement personnel quantify evil and murderousness on a scale of 1 to 25, with naive opportunists at level 1 and organized, premeditated torturemurderers at level 25. Two years ago, as a member of elite crime squad special circs, he came close to putting an. And now, i am extremely pleased to announce my next project, level 26. Dark origins is the first book in the trilogy, level 26, penned by csis anthony zuiker and duane swierczynski. Dark origins can be read on the beach or on an airplane without any digital access. Anthony zuiker takes csi to the next level 26 argnet. Dark origins, in bookstores today, face off against the most grotesque serial killers known to man. It is well known among law enforcement personnel that murderers can be categorized on a scale of twentyfive levels of evil, from the naive opportunists starting out at level 1 to the organized, premeditated torturemurderers who inhabit level 25. Zuiker, the creator of the television crime drama csi, dubs this thrilling series debut the worlds first diginovel. Conceived by csi creator anthony zuiker and written by comics author duane swierczynski, it is calling itself the worlds first diginovel tm.
Zuiker has produced 20 cinematic cyberbridges, which readers will be prompted to view online using special codes embedded in the books text every 20 pages or so. Throughout the book, you can feel the anguish of dark, a sliver of hope of sibby and madness of sqweegel. Zuiker creator of csi and duane swierczynski create a criminal mindstype world led by investigator steve dark, one of the few men in law enforcement with success against the worlds deadliest serial killers. Dark origins features steve dark, the ultimate crime scene tactician on the tail of a killer so brutal law enforcement has invented a new classification of evil to account for him. Level 26 is a digital horror novel series by anthony e. For any casual viewer, that means very little, but for those familiar with c. Written by anthony zuiker, 2009 edition, publisher.
Zuiker with duane swierczynski, the book proclaims itself to be the worlds first diginovel not the first interactive novel, obviously, but the first to go by that marketingready moniker. Free shipping due to covid19, orders may be delayed. Dark origins lacked in so many ways, it can only be rated as an average chase the bad guy thriller. As dark origins is a diginovel, you can log in and use various codes to see the clip i. See all 5 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. Zuiker 2009, hardcover at the best online prices at ebay. Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. It is well known among law enforcement personnel that murderers can b. Level 26 thrillers, featuring steve dark audiobooks. Fearful of becoming extinct, publishing increasingly has turned to interactive novels, of which level 26. Dark origins is a truly terrifying read proclaiming itself the first diginovel, the writers encourage readers to visit website which includes online content such as videos to add an extra layer to the experience. Zuiker produced 20 cinematic cyberbridges, which readers are prompted to view online using anthony e. An elite investigative unit, headed by reluctant operative steve dark, must track down the killer who is forming a new category. Zuikers diginovel series level 26, it means that the crossplatform franchise is adding at least one more platform.
No one knows the identity of the murderer known as sqweegel, or how many people he has killed. Steve dark is head of a highly secret and incredibly skilled blackops element within the u. Penguin books has announced the launch of the worlds first diginovel. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read level 26. Penguin books launch the first diginovel dark origins.
Level 26 takes the best features of books, film, and interactive digital. We partnered with ben satterfield and 23 divide studios early on to build and developed the level 26 app for your iphone or ipod touch that. Book one paperback january 1, 2010 by zuikeranthonye author 4. Anthony zuiker takes csi to the next level 26 wired. Zuikers level 26 novels have blazed a highly successful interactive trail, with a groundbreaking crossplatform combination of novel, website, and hidef video. Zuiker, meanwhile, has a less malevolent but more complex nemesis in real life the user experience. What almost no one knowsexcept for the elite unnamed investigations.
Anthony zuiker is the executive producer and creator of. Dark origins by rachel trongo posted at september 8, 2009 10. An elite investigative unit, headed by reluctant operative steve dark, must track. While reading the story, readers are encouraged to log into the books website, to get to movie files and. Dark origins, there is one so vicious, the fbi has given him his own category. In the opening book of a series, authors anthony e. Dark origins audiobook by duane swierczynski, anthony e. John glover level 26 is anchored by a series of crime thrillers, featuring steve dark.
In an effort to inspire audiences not just to read the book but to experience. Its a fun thriller, even though its a bit more runofthemill than its authors would like us to believe. Dark origins is the first novel in a proposed trilogy. Zuiker, dark origins is the terrifying first book of a new series, level 26. Unfortunately, as is the norm these days, level 26. Dark origins, a book with associated webbased motion picture and interactive elements which he terms a diginovel. Csi creator anthony zuiker combines a thrilling, fastpaced narrative with a new spin on storytelling in his. Zuiker is the creator and executive producer of the american television show. Fans plot future of level 26 diginovel crime series wired. Dark origins is only the first in a series that seeks to expand the interactivity by opening future novel plots to reader suggestions. Dark origins is a truly terrifying read proclaiming itself the first diginovel, the writers encourage readers to visit website. Now a new level 26 killer called labyrinth is causing a worldwide media. The revolutionary dark origins is a chilling new serial killer thriller by anthony e zuiker, creator of csi. Book one paperback january 1, 2010 by zuiker anthonye author 4.
What almost no one knows, except for the elite unnamed investigations group assigned to hunt. Dark origins, released last fall, was an international bestseller with a unique twist. Tweet share post showleveltwentysix sizelargethe heroes of anthony e. A revolutionary, cross platform, immersive storytelling experience centered on a series of crime thrillers from the visionary creator of csi. Zuiker, the creator of the csi franchise and duane swierczynski, novel and comic book artist, level 26. There are more than 100,000 registered users on, all of them eager to see what happens next. The official trailer of level 26, the worlds first diginovel.
The villain is billed as a level 26 killer, the new, highest level of evil. The novels include online content, with video elements and an interactive. Murderers can be categorized on a scale of twentyfive levels of evil. Zuiker returned a few weeks back to bring us a chance to win an ipod touch with the level 26 app or one of ten apps for iphone or pc apps found on itunes. And it would have been had there been a solid novel to go with it. Dark origins, a book with associated webbased motion picture and interactive elements which he termed a diginovel. What that means to you is that every twentypages or so there will be a weblink. Anthony e zuiker with duane swierczynski release date.551 360 136 848 478 88 785 723 704 892 1130 677 278 1306 545 448 442 1135 218 570 1537 1107 1 1549 1333 51 511 596 273 1392 24 550 1319 1086 185 537 57 329 824 100 79 1194 778 950 516