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John Green is finally writing another book—and it’s coming sooner than you think

The 'Fault in Our Stars' author has a new book that involves 'Star Wars' fan fiction.


Audra Schroeder


Posted on Jun 22, 2017   Updated on May 23, 2021, 2:09 am CDT

Author and YouTuber John Green has a new book—with an odd title.

Thursday at VidCon, Green announced the release date of Turtles All the Way Down, the follow-up to his 2012 book-turned-movie The Fault in Our Stars.

According to a press release, the book is about 16-year-old Aza Holmes, a woman who’s struggling with her mental health and trying to figure out the disappearance of a billionaire. The release also mentions “Star Wars fan fiction.”

The phrase “turtles all the way down” is associated with cosmology, though it’s unclear in which century it originated. Stephen Hawking included a passage in his book, A Brief History of Time, in which a scientist giving a lecture is corrected by a woman who’s sure the earth is flat and resting on the backs of infinite turtles.

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*First Published: Jun 22, 2017, 4:14 pm CDT