The X-Files star Gillian Anderson co-wrote ‘A Vision of Fire’ with New York Times bestselling author Jeff Rovin (of Tom Clancy’s Op-Center series). The protagonist of Anderson’s sci-fi story is a child psychiatrist who’s treating a girl–the daughter of India’s ambassador to the United Nations–who starts speaking in tongues and has violent visions. Anderson told Entertainment Weekly that she wanted to tell the story of “a very strong female character, around my age.” And after nine years of living in a semi-science-fictional universe, Anderson says, “I think I now have an ingrained knowledge and rhythm for it.” A Vision of Fire, to be released in October 2014, is the first book in a series called The Earthend Saga.
Anderson is clearly attracted to dramatic plots. Before she starts her book tour, fans can see her in Young Vic’s production of A Streetcar Named Desire.