Dead Space: Catalyst, a novel set – like 2010′s Dead Space: Martyr – well before the events of the original game.
Publisher Tor Books announced the novel will be penned by sci-fi author and Martyr writer B.K. Evenson, and are aiming for a release date of October 2th 2012. Have a blurb:
“Dead Space: Catalyst takes place three hundred years in the future, where mankind is tampering with the dangerous alien technology gleaned from the Black Marker, an ancient alien artifact discovered on Earth centuries earlier. Hoping to end resource constraints that threaten to make mankind extinct, the urgency sinks the already unscrupulous EarthGov to new lows. At this early stage, the Marker threat is just appearing – and is maybe even contained – except if it finds the catalyst it so desperately seeks. Two brothers, one with a special but broken mind, the other forever conflicted by the impossible chore of keeping him out of trouble, cross paths with EarthGov and the Markers at this critical juncture and forever change the course of the Marker outbreak.”