Tor Books will launch the official novelization of the summer tent-pole film ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ in August. (A Tor Mass Market Paperback Movie Tie-In; $7.99; On-sale:August 2, 2011). Written by Hugo-Award winning author Joan D. Vinge, the novelization gives fans of the film an opportunity to delve further into the movies’ world.

About ‘Cowboys & Aliens’:
1875. New Mexico Territory. A stranger (Daniel Craig) with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don’t welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Ford). It’s a town that lives in fear.

But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known.

Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to
remember who he is and where he’s been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. With the help of the elusive traveler Ella (Olivia Wilde), he pulls together a posse comprised of former opponents — townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warrior — all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival.

Directed by Jon Favreau (‘Iron Man’), executive produced by Steven Spielberg (‘War of the Worlds’) and created and produced by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg (‘Men In Black’), ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ will hit
theaters on July 29, 2011.

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