Superman Writer Pens New Novel
Writer Roger Stern revisits old friends this June with his new novel,
Superman: The Never-Ending Battle. Stern's 1993 debut novel The Death and Life
of Superman quickly became a New York Times bestseller. In returning to the
cast of that first book, the writer says that he found part of the inspiration
for his new novel in recent newspaper headlines.
"The Never-Ending Battle is an action-adventure story, peopled by
fantastic beings, but the threat they face is global terrorism," says Stern.
"Superman and his teammates in the Justice League of America must hunt down the
mysterious leader of a worldwide cult who is working to destroy civilization.
That's not easy, even for Superman. And what makes it especially difficult is
that this particular cult leader has found a way to use the world's weather as a
Superman: The Never-Ending Battle is a defining tale of the legendary Man of
Steel, delving deeply into the life of the man behind the myth and exploring
why he risks his life again and again. "Still, at its heart, it's a love
story," adds Stern, who notes that Clark Kent and Lois Lane were engaged at the
time of The Death and Life of Superman. "Now Clark and Lois are newlyweds, with
all that entails."