Ahead of its 2020 release, we’re thrilled to be able to reveal the cover (above) for The Nobody People by Bob Proehl. It’s the first book in a timely two-part series about love and hope in the face of bigotry that uses a world touched by the fantastic to explore our current reality. It is a story of family and community. It is a story of continuing to fight for one another, no matter the odds. It is the story of us.
The Nobody People combines fan favourites such as X-Men, The Boys, Heroes and other superhero tropes with a modern, progressive, and diverse cast of characters. The book has also recently been optioned for film rights by 20th Century Fox, with Marc Webb to produce, so you can likely expect to see the story on the big screen sometime in the future.
Here’s The Nobody People‘s full synopsis:
When a group of outcasts with extraordinary abilities comes out of hiding, their clash with a violent society will spark a revolution—or an apocalypse.
Avi Hirsch has always known his daughter was different. But when others with incredible, otherworldly gifts reveal themselves to the world, Avi realises that her oddness is something more—that she is something more. With this, he has a terrifying revelation: Emmeline is now entering a society where her unique abilities unfairly mark her as a potential threat. And even though he is her father, Avi cannot keep her safe forever.
Emmeline soon meets others just like her: Carrie Norris, a teenage girl who can turn invisible . . . but just wants to be seen. Fahima Deeb, a woman with an uncanny knack for machinery . . . but it’s her Muslim faith that makes the U.S. government suspicious of her.
They are the nobody people—ordinary individuals with extraordinary gifts who want one only thing: to live as equals in an America that is gripped by fear and hatred. But the government is passing discriminatory laws. Violent mobs are taking to the streets. And one of their own—an angry young man seething with self-loathing—has used his power in an act of mass violence that has put a new target on the community. The nobody people must now stand together and fight for their future, or risk falling apart.
The Nobody People by Bob Proehl is published in July 2020. Get all the latest sci-fi news with every issue of SciFiNow.