The Final Installment in The Beam Series

The Beam: Season Five by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant

Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant published the first season of The Beam in July of 2013. Fans of The Beam have waited nearly a decade for this finally installment in this deeply complex and intricate series that has only become more prescient with the passing of time.

The unthinkable has happened. The Beam is down. Chaos reigns.

A data anomaly has shown up in the East, something strange in a place where it shouldn’t exist, and something is seeking out a handful of people spread across the globe. Can Gillian Rhea find answers at the abandoned research station at Nickel Basin?

Noah West is desperate to regain power and get The Beam back online, but no one dreamed he’d ever go this far. Will he unleash his worst creation upon the remains of the NAU to bring it back under his control, no matter the damage?

Is there anyone left that can stop him?

Platt and Truant deliver deep political intrigue, incisive social commentary, and a generous helping of big philosophical themes through engaging, multifaceted characters and rich world building. If you enjoyed Altered Carbon and The Fifth Element, you’ll feel right at home in the world of The Beam.

About The Author

Sean is a highly-prolific author in both fiction and nonfiction, with more than 10 million words under his belt and more than a dozen published collaborations. He brings a rich sense of place, strong pacing, conflict-filled dialogue, powerful twists, and a flair for high-stakes drama to every story he contributes to. He’s known for bringing out the best in whoever he collaborates with, thanks to his generosity, his adaptability, and his philosophy that “the best idea wins.”

Johnny writes fun, page-turning, layered, and most of all “inquisitive” fiction — stories told in many genres and ways, united by a curiosity about life’s biggest questions.

Whether the tale itself is about invading aliens, overweight vampires, or ordinary people in mindbending situations, Johnny’s stories always live on two levels. The first is the surface, where vivid characters come to life to undertake the most extraordinary adventures. The second level, however, is deeper: diving into the corners of reality itself, or just the shadowland of a fractured mind.

If you like Christopher Nolan’s movies or Michael Crichton’s books, you’ll be right at home in the Truantverse.

Originally from Ohio, Johnny and his family now live in Austin, Texas, where he’s finally surrounded by creative types as weird as he is.

Imprint: Sterling & Stone
On sale: August 23, 2023
eBook Price: $5.99
Pages: 833

For more information contact:

Jen Turrell Publicity at Sterling & Stone