Acclaimed fantasy and graphic novel writer Gwenda Bond worked closely with the Stranger Things creative team to create the thrilling prequel novel Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds.
It’s the summer of 1969, and the shocking conflict of the Vietnam War reverberates through the youth of America, both at home and abroad. As a student at a quiet college in the heartland of Indiana, Terry Ives couldn’t be farther from the front lines of Vietnam or the incendiary protests in Washington.
But the world is changing, and Terry isn’t content to just watch from the side-lines. When word gets around about an important government experiment in the small town of Hawkins, Terry is inspired to take action and signs on as a test subject for the project, code-named MKULTRA. Unmarked vans, a remote lab deep in the woods, mind-altering substances administered by tight-lipped researchers… and a mystery the young and restless Terry is determined to uncover.
Behind the walls of Hawkins National Laboratory – and the piercing gaze of its director, Dr. Martin Brenner – lurks a conspiracy greater than Terry could have ever imagined. To face it, she’ll need the help of her fellow test subjects, including one so mysterious the world doesn’t know she exists – a young girl with unexplainable superhuman powers and a number instead of a name: 008.
Amid the rising tensions of the new decade, Terry Ives and Dr. Brenner have begun a different kind of war – one where the human mind is the battlefield.
Gwenda Bond’s works include the Lois Lane YA series (Fallout, Double Down, Triple Threat) brining the iconic comic book character front and centre, and the Cirque American graphic novel series.
Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds is published by Century on 7th February 2019 and is available from Amazon and other leading retailers.