Electronic Arts has announced that the Command & Conquer franchise is about to expand with its first novel. As one of Wing Commander's sibling series, C&C has enjoyed an exciting resurgence over the last year with a large anthology collection and brand new game featuring a high profile film shoot. The new book will be a novelization of C&C3: Tiberium Wars. Keith R.A. DeCandido has been chosen as the author, and it will be published by Del Rey/Ballantine. It's set for release at the end of May, a few weeks after the XBox 360 version of the game.
In COMMAND & CONQUER: TIBERIUM WARS(TM), the novel by Keith R. A. DeCandido, the year is 2047 and the stakes could not be higher. Tiberium--a self-replicating alien substance that has infected the Earth--is spreading like a radioactive ice age. The Global Defense Initiative, a high-tech alliance of the world's most advanced nations, is fighting to contain Tiberium, but Kane, the megalomaniacal leader of the Brotherhood of Nod has other plans for Earth. Kane's secret society turned superpower is bent on using Tiberium to take control and transform humanity into his twisted vision of the future. In the midst of battles throughout the world, a third alien race emerges, and all-out war rages over Tiberium. The fate of the planet rests in the balance.