GEMINI FORCE 1 is a new series based on an original idea from Thunderbirds creator, Gerry Anderson, and developed by his son, Jamie Anderson.
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GEMINI FORCE 1 was devised and developed by Gerry Anderson before his death. It has been completed by bestselling author M. G. Harris with the approval of the Estate of Gerry Anderson, led by his son Jamie.
GEMINI FORCE 1 is a modern-day reinvention of the magic formula of adventure and rescue which formed the core of Gerry’s most successful series, THUNDERBIRDS. It should find appeal with generations of THUNDERBIRDS fans and a generation of readers entirely new to the THUNDERBIRDS phenomenon.
Initially launched as a Kickstarter project, and successfully supported by hundreds of Gerry Anderson fans, a special and strictly limited edition of GEMINI FORCE 1 was published by Gollancz in August 2014. This is followed by the mass market paperback edition from Orion Children’s Books, which will bring a brand new readership to this high-octane series.
Jamie Anderson comments:
“Dad was a prolific creative, and was constantly coming up with new ideas. Gemini Force 1 was one of his final projects, and something that he felt passionately would inspire a whole new generation. In continuing to develop GF1 we’ve been lucky enough to team up with bestselling author M. G. Harris who really understood the premise of the project and its “Gerry Anderson spirit” from the get-go. Now I’m delighted that we’re able to team up with Orion, who share our passion for GF1, to bring this fantastic book series to a global audience. Stand by for action!”
Gemini Force 1 begins after the tragic death of Ben Carrington’s dad. His mother teams up with a wealthy entrepreneur to form an elite, top-secret rescue organization - Gemini Force. Ben is determined to become part of the team, but can he prove he has what it takes to face dangerous situations and save lives?
The ultimate goal for Gemini Force 1 is to turn the book series into a film or a weekly television show.