Transworld acquires novels from Heroes creator

<p>Transworld has acquired a trilogy of novels by the creator of TV series &quot;Heroes&quot;. Tim Kring, the creator of the US sci fi show, will write the novels with Dale Peck.</p><p>Transworld editorial director Simon Taylor and commissioning editor Simon Thorogood jointly acquired the trilogy from Linda Kaplan at Kring&rsquo;s US publisher Crown.</p><p>Thorogood described the series as &quot;having all the elements that make &#39;Heroes&#39; such a success&mdash; intelligent plotting, great characterisation and must-know-what-happens suspense.&quot; Taylor added that &quot;the finished novel more than delivers on the tantalising promise of this project which we first heard about a couple of years ago.&quot;</p><p>The first in the series, <em>Shift</em>, will be published by Bantam Press in January 2011 as a &pound;12.99 hardback. The first novel introduces Chandler Forrestal, a man who is unwittingly dragged into a CIA mind-control experiment.</p>