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'True Blood' author Charlaine Harris will launch a new fantasy series set in a fractured America

'True Blood' author Charlaine Harris will launch a new fantasy series set in a fractured America

Charlaine Harris, whose Sookie Stackhouse books inspired the television series “True Blood,” will release the first book in a new trilogy next year.

Harris' novel “Texoma” will be published in fall 2018 by Saga Press, a science fiction and fantasy imprint of Simon & Schuster, the publisher announced in a news release.

The first installment in the trilogy is based on Harris' short story "The Gunnie," which first appeared in the 2016 anthology "Unfettered II: New Tales by Masters of Fantasy."

"Texoma" will be a work of speculative fiction that takes place in "an alternate history of a broken America weakened by the Great Depression...

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