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


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.

Audra Schroeder

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Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.