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Wanderers

(2019)
A novel by

 
 
A decadent rock star. A deeply religious radio host. A disgraced scientist. And a teenage girl who may be the world’s last hope. From the mind of Chuck Wendig comes “a magnum opus . . . a story about survival that’s not just about you and me, but all of us, together” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

NOMINATED FOR THE BRAM STOKER AWARD • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • NPR • The Guardian • Kirkus ReviewsPublishers WeeklyLibrary JournalPolygon

Shana wakes up one morning to discover her little sister in the grip of a strange malady. She appears to be sleepwalking. She cannot talk and cannot be woken up. And she is heading with inexorable determination to a destination that only she knows. But Shana and her sister are not alone. Soon they are joined by a flock of sleepwalkers from across America, on the same mysterious journey. And like Shana, there are other “shepherds” who follow the flock to protect their friends and family on the long dark road ahead.

For as the sleepwalking phenomenon awakens terror and violence in America, the real danger may not be the epidemic but the fear of it. With society collapsing all around them—and an ultraviolent militia threatening to exterminate them—the fate of the sleepwalkers depends on unraveling the mystery behind the epidemic. The terrifying secret will either tear the nation apart—or bring the survivors together to remake a shattered world.

In development for TV by Glen Mazzara, executive producer of The Walking Dead • Look forthe sequel in 2022

“This career-defining epic deserves its inevitable comparisons to Stephen King’s The Stand.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A suspenseful, twisty, satisfying, surprising, thought-provoking epic.”—Harlan Coben,#1 New York Times bestselling author of Run Away

“A true tour de force.”—Erin Morgenstern, New York Times bestselling author of The Night Circus

“A masterpiece with prose as sharp and heartbreaking as Station Eleven.”—Peng Shepherd, author of The Book of M

“A magnum opus . . . It reminded me of Stephen King’s The Stand—but dare I say, this story is even better.”—James Rollins, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Crucible   

“An inventive, fierce, uncompromising, stay-up-way-past-bedtime masterwork.—Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and The Cabin at the End of the World 

“An American epic for these times.”—Charles Soule, author of The Oracle Year

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"A defining moment in speculative fiction." - Adam Christopher

"If you ever wanted to know what America's soul might look like, here’s its biography." - Rin Chupeco

"A brilliant, Hollywood-blockbuster of a novel." - Peter Clines

"Wanderers is wonderful—a suspenseful, twisty, satisfying, surprising, thought-provoking epic of a novel. Chuck Wendig has taken his considerable talents to the next level. Dig in." - Harlan Coben

"Trust me: You're not ready for this book." - Delilah S Dawson

"A tsunami of a novel." - Meg Gardiner

"A harrowing portrait of an unraveling America . . . terrifyingly prophetic." - Christopher Golden

"Utterly brilliant and frighteningly plausible." - Kat Howard

"Beautiful and harrowing—and timely as hell." - Richard Kadrey

"A riveting examination of America." - Scott Sigler

"Wanderers is amazing—huge, current, both broad and intensely personal, blending the contemplative apocalypse of Station Eleven with the compulsive readability of the best thrillers." - Django Wexler

"An astounding adventure." - Fran Wilde


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Hardback Editions

July 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Wanderers
Author(s): Chuck Wendig
ISBN: 1-78108-810-1 / 978-1-78108-810-4 (UK edition)
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January 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Wanderers: A Novel
Author(s): Chuck Wendig
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Paperback Editions

September 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Wanderers
Author(s): Chuck Wendig
ISBN: 1-78108-847-0 / 978-1-78108-847-0 (UK edition)
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May 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Wanderers: A Novel
Author(s): Chuck Wendig
ISBN: 0-399-18212-8 / 978-0-399-18212-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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January 2019 : Paperback
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Title: Wanderers
Author(s): Wendig,Chuck
ISBN: 1-984820-79-6 / 978-1-984820-79-2
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March 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Wanderers
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March 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Wanderers: A Novel
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Title: Wanderers
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July 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Wanderers: A Novel
Author(s): Chuck Wendig
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