Jennifer Brody’s YA science fiction series, The Continuum Trilogy, has been optioned for feature film development by Elizabeth Guber Stephen at Gables Media. The first book in the series, The 13th Continuum, will be released in April 2016 by Turner Publishing.
The Continuum Trilogy takes place one thousand years after Earth's surface was destroyed in a catastrophic event and the only survivors were relocated to thirteen contingency shelters buried deep underground, at the bottom of the ocean, and in the far reaches of outer space. All her life, sixteen-year-old Myra Jackson has heard rumors and whisperings of a magical place called "The Surface” where people could breathe fresh air, feel the warmth of something called sunlight on their skin, and see things known as stars and trees and mountains. Myra has never dared to ask whether the stories are true, since the act of speaking such words aloud is an offense punishable by death. But after she discovers that the air supply aboard her underwater colony is running out, she realizes that her only hope for survival is to find this mysterious place. To get there, she must first recover the only guide to the Surface—the Beacon , an ancient device that also connects her to Captain Aero Wright, a dashing young soldier from one of the only remaining space colonies. With the fate of all humankind depending on them, Myra and Aero must escape the tyrannical forces that rule their colonies, journey through the black depths of the ocean and across the cold void of space, to find each other on the Surface that their ancestors once called home.
The 13th Continuum is Jennifer Brody’s first book. She began her career in feature film development, working at Platinum Dunes and New Line Cinema on many movies, including The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Golden Compass, He’s Just Not That Into You, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Love In The Time of Cholera, before leaving to pursue a career as a writer. Her articles have appeared in xoJane, Fox News, Parade Magazine, and Whole Life Times, among other publications.