July 26th, 2010
11:56 AM ET
"Heroes" may no longer be on the air, but that didn't mean that its creator, Tim Kring, was skipping San Diego Comic-Con this year. He was there to talk about his new book, "Shift," the first part of "The Gate of Orpheus" trilogy, co-written with Dale Peck.
The book could be described as a psychedelic, historical fiction, supernatural thriller - not exactly an easy book to categorize.
"The first book is set in 1963 and centers ultimately on the Kennedy assassination," he told CNN.
Kring said that his work on series like "Heroes" was quite different from the journey to becoming a published author: "Ive really learned to be very efficient in my writing, and in that sense it was very different than writing a book, where you're able to wax poetic about something."
As for "Heroes," he hopes that the story, which would have continued into season five with a volume called "Brave New World," might be able to have a fitting conclusion.
"I was not fully prepared for the show to end," he said. "I had a lot more story that I wanted to explore. I'm actually in discussions with NBC about the possibility of doing some extra episodes that would end the series in a way that honors not only the narrative so far but the fans who have been thinking so much about it."
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